What the Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof brings to the table

Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Upper

Its highlights:

  • Its mid-height collar is sturdy enough to provide sufficient ankle support, yet it is minimally cushioned to keep the shoe as light as possible.

         Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Side

  • The Bravada Mid Waterproof’s sock-like construction gives the foot a more intimate connection with the surroundings.

         Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Midsole

  • It comes with a gusseted tongue. Trail shoes and hiking boots with this type of tongue are more resistant to intrusive debris.

         Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Tongue

  • You will have double the moisture protection in this Merrell hiker as it comes with a waterproof mesh on top of its proprietary waterproof liner.

          Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Insole


  • As it is built to provide sneaker-like comfort, its upper might not be protective enough on more demanding hikes.
  • Its slender collar might make access to the shoe somewhat challenging, especially for women with burlier feet.

Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Out sole

Additional info

  • Its waterproof low-cut variant is called Bravada Waterproof.
  • If your hikes are almost always in dry conditions and extra ankle support is hardly a requirement, check out the non-waterproof Bravada.
  • The Bravada series is hailed by Merrell as the world’s first Sniker (Sneaker + Hiking).

Merrell Bravada Mid Waterproof Forefront

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 342g
Base model: Merrell Bravada
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.