Our verdict


With the comfort it offers, the Merrell Gridway is lauded by many users. It has a lightweight and breathable fit, with a highly praiseworthy style. It is also noted that this sneaker is well-made, with several buyers praising its recycled materials, a unique feature among Merrell sneakers.


  • Averagely priced
  • Eco-friendly
  • Stylish and classy look
  • Lightweight
  • Well-made
  • Multiple colorways
  • Breathable


  • Narrow toe box
  • Poor support

Size and fit

Who should buy the Merrell Gridway

This low-top Merrell Gridway could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a comfortable shoe that is made up of recycled materials making it an eco-friendly shoe.
  • You are into nice-looking sneakers that have a cool, clean, stylish, classy design. 

Merrell Gridway Logo

Style of the Merrell Gridway

Several colorways were released for the Gridway from Merrell. For the women, the shoe is offered in glacier grey, brindle, and black, while men can choose among the colors turbulence, boulder, and black.

Merrell Gridway Upper mesh

The sneaker’s simple and low-key appeal makes it ideal for pairing with a variety of everyday outfits. Women can pair these kicks with jeans or shorts for any day, topped with a blouse, t-shirt or pullover.

Merrell Gridway mouth opening

For more dressed-up occasions, the model can be worn with skirts or dresses along with a cardigan or denim jacket. On the other hand, the Merrell men’s Gridway can be paired with pants, shorts or joggers, along with t-shirts, button-downs or sweatshirts.

Merrell Gridway Laces

Notable Features

As an eco-friendly sneaker, the low-top Merrell Gridway shows off a simple style that does not hurt nature. Its knit upper is entirely made up of recycled yarn. The traditional lace closure is also entirely made up of recycled material. Meanwhile, the removable EVA footbed was built using 50% recycled resources.

Merrell Gridway Insole

As a result, the shoe is a lightweight and stylish wonder that offers a contemporary style with a bit of a classic touch. The collar is elastic, providing extra flexibility for the ankle. There is also a pull tab that allows for quickly putting the sneaker on and off.

Merrell Gridway Collar

Merrell branding is found on the midsole, offering a subtle accent. A contrasting leather piece on the heel adds a quirky detail to the otherwise straightforward design.

Merrell Gridway Midsole

History of the Merrell Gridway

One of Merrell's categories in its catalog is its casual sneakers that offer a balance of performance, style, and comfort. Although the brand is mainly known for its hiking and outdoor shoes, it has also been catching up in the lifestyle department by producing fresh kicks for urban use.

Merrell Gridway Outsole

One such sneaker is the Merrell Gridway. This model is designed for living off the grid, enabling the wearer to transition between activities in relative comfort. It’s also a notable shoe in that it’s made up of 100% recycled yarn knit on the upper. 

Merrell Gridway Toebox

All in all, this model adds variety and style to the low-top Merrell shoe collection, maintaining the brand’s commitment to the outdoors while satisfying the need for looks and features.

Merrell Gridway Heel