Who should buy the Merrell Lulea
If you thought your feet could never catch a break from the trickiness and ruggedness of the trails you frequent, the Lulea dares you to think again. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking shoe that is engineered to give female hikers enough comfort and performance for single-day adventures.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that renders gender-specific cushioning and support for women.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that delivers multi-directional traction on most types of terrain.
Provides grip on wet and dry ground conditions
The women’s Merrell Lulea comes with a patented M Select Grip to supply traction for day hikes. It uses a diamond-shaped 4.5mm lug pattern to give grip on wet and dry ground conditions.
Provides protection from trail hazards
This component is made of a durable rubber compound that enables it to withstand harsh terrain. Moreover, its front tip extends toward the forefoot section to shield the user’s toes from trail hazards.
This hiking shoe from Merrell features the brand’s patented Q Form 2 midsole. It has two layers of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam to give hikers sufficient cushioning and shock absorption. Merrell also engineered it with a heel-centering technology to give gender-specific alignment and comfort.
Supportive and rigid cushioning
It is paired with a Kinetic Fit Tri removable contoured insole, which delivers support to the foot’s three arches. Moreover, this component also yields added cushioning and underfoot comfort. A molded nylon shank is embedded into the midsole to make the shoe supportive and rigid.
The Merrell Lulea is equipped with an upper made of PU-coated leather and mesh fabric. These materials lower the hiking shoe’s weight while optimizing breathability. A bellows-type tongue is integrated into the upper to prevent debris from entering.
Secure fit and easy to wear
Its lacing system employs a series of fabric loops and a pair of metal eyelets for fit management. A pull tab is found at the collar to facilitate easy on and off.
Nice to know
- Buyers who need ankle coverage and support may do well with a pair of day hiking boots. Among the options that may be considered is the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof.