Updates to Merrell Bravada Waterproof

  • The Bravada Waterproof is a Merrell outdoor shoe designed with sneaker-like features and trail-centric technologies to help female adventurers with their day hikes. Its ballistic knit and mesh upper contains a patented M Select Dry Barrier laminate to offer protection from wet conditions.
  • This women’s hiking shoe grants stability and cushioning via its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It also comes with a mountain-grade Quantum Grip rubber outsole to deliver traction on varied terrain.

Size and fit

The Merrell Bravada Waterproof is a low-top hiking shoe that grants a sneaker-like fit to women. A traditional lacing system is incorporated into its upper to give wearers a secure and personalized lockdown. Moreover, its comfort collar helps prevent hot spots from forming on the user’s ankle.

Outsole

This hiking shoe from Merrell comes with a mountain-grade Quantum Grip outsole. This component uses a pattern of 5mm arrow-shaped lugs to render traction on virtually all types of terrain, including wet and dry surfaces. Its front section covers a portion of the forefoot zone to provide protection from various trail dangers.

Midsole

The Merrell Bravada Waterproof features a midsole made of EVA foam to deliver stability and a cushioned ride. It is paired with a patented Air Cushion in the heel area to absorb shock from uneven ground conditions. A Kinetic Fit Base removable insole is placed on top of the midsole for arch support, underfoot comfort, and added cushioning.

Upper

The women’s Bravada Waterproof from Merrell is equipped with a vegan-friendly upper made of ballistic knit and mesh fabric. These materials imbue the footgear with lightness. An M Select Dry Barrier is embedded into this component to seal water out while allowing excess moisture to pass through. A rubber cap is positioned on the forefoot area for trail protection and durability.

This Merrell lightweight hiking shoe employs a series of fabric eyelets to help the wearer manage its fit. Its attached tongue is engineered to prevent debris from entering the footgear. A pull tab works in tandem with an extended portion of the collar to help wearers get an easy on and off.

Nice to know

- Outdoor lovers who require a breathable pair for warm trips might want to check the Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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.