Size and fit

The Merrell Gridway Moc is a slip-on shoe that allows a quick on and off wear. The flexible upper and pull tab allows easy wear that can be done in a whiff. Those interested should note that they are offered in men's and women's sizes, 7-15 Medium and 5-11 Medium respectively. Even though it is a drastic difference, 86% of women claim that it is true to size, while the men's have a smaller percentage of 67%.

Merrell Gridway Moc Style

True to the minimalist trend, almost every element of the Gridway Moc contributes to its style and functionality. The textured upper promotes breathability while not weighing the shoe down and the leather trim on the back delivers stability.

Boys and girls will surely have a knack dressing up these sneakers as almost any item of clothing can be paired with these. Ladies can pair breezy outfits like summer dresses, leggings, shorts, and skirts to match the airiness of these moccasin-style sneakers. Men, on the other hand, can do the same with shorts and khakis.

Notable Features

Seemingly a fitting name, these sneakers are skewing off the grid while promoting sustainability. Most of the components of the shoe are constructed of recycled materials like the upper, removable EVA footbed, and midsole.

Merrell Gridway Moc History

When it comes to shoemaking, Randy Merrell ultimately knows best. Equipped with the knowledge of creating high-quality cowboy cleats, he got inspired and tried making hiking cleats. Soon after, he teamed up with Clark Matis and John Schweizer, both boasting a level of expertise in sports and business, to create a company.  

Launched in 1981, Merrell was later on known to produce not only high-quality cleats but footwear that was also offered at cost-effective rates. It became almost easy for the brand to reach success that by the year 1986, only five years after Merrell’s inception, they have already sold 25000 pairs of shoes.

Since then, it expanded its catalog to include lifestyle sneakers, as well as work and training shoes. The Merrell Gridway Moc, specifically made for casual wear, is among the brand’s eco-friendly, sustainable footwear that is made of 100% recycled yarn knit upper.

Additional Info

  • The Merrell women's Gridway Moc is offered in colors black, brindle, and glacier grey while the Merrell Gridway Moc in men's has black, boulder, and turbulence colorways.
  • The outsole utilized on these sneakers is the Vibram EcoDura which is constructed from 30% post-manufacture waste.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Merrell Gridway
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Features: Eco
Colorways: Grey / Black / Blue / Beige / Green / Yellow
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: J00055 / J00056 / J00099 / J00100 / J00101 / J97447 / J97449 / J97455 / J97548 / J98821

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