Who should  buy The Merrell MTL Cirrus

You will love The Merrell MTL Cirrus if:

  • You want a reliable shoe to partner with your off-trail adventures
  • You want an appealing shoe that provides efficient running performance for runners with neutral pronation

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Heightened grips with The Merrell MTL Cirrus outsole

The outsole unit of the Merrell MTL Cirrus is made of the Vibram® Megagrip, a compound that is touted to be highly resistant to abrasion. The job of this feature is to protect the midsole from sharp surfaces and trail debris. It also makes sure to provide traction on both dry and wet surfaces. Megagrip is a popular technology; it’s even used in revered shoes like the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3.

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Aggressive and opposite-facing gripping lugs pockmark the surface of the external pad. These protrusions are meant to heighten grip over the ground, giving precise steadiness and movement control throughout the running session. The various shapes and positions of these lugs help with traversal on slanting topography.

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Experience responsive rides with The Merrell MTL Cirrus midsole

The midsole unit of the Merrell MTL Cirrus uses compression molded ethylene vinyl acetate (CMEVA). This piece runs the entire length of the shoe, providing support to the entire underside of the foot. This industry-standard foam has been touted to be lightweight, reactive to movements, and able to resist sagging.

Merrell MTL Cirrus sidemid

The TrailProtect™ is a rock plate that is placed between the midsole and the outsole. This sheet acts as a shield against jagged rocks, irregular surfaces, and other potentially harmful debris on the ground.

Merrell MTL Cirrus side front

An insole made of polyurethane is placed right above the primary cushioning system. This add-on offers a bit more oomph to the underfoot experience. It can be removed or replaced with a custom insert.

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Lightweight and flexible coverage with The Merrell MTL Cirrus upper

The outer part of the Merrell MTL Cirrus’ upper unit is made up of a breathable mesh. This sheet offers lightweight and flexible coverage for the foot. Breathing holes adorn the front and sides, allowing environmental air to enter the inner compartment to maintain a cool and dry ride.

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Synthetic prints are used for the overlay system of the upper. These additions have grid-like structures that reinforce the façade and keep it from tearing apart or losing integrity.

Merrell MTL Cirrus overlays

The Hyperlock™ is a thermoplastic polyurethane heel counter that holds the heel in place and prevents it from wobbling or getting out of the foot-chamber unexpectedly. It has the word ‘MERRELL’ emblazoned on it to help with brand recognition.

Merrell MTL Cirrus lock

A breathable mesh is used for the inner sleeve. The seamless construction of this shoe-part allows the wearer to enjoy an irritant-free run while the open-weave design further encourages ventilation.

Merrell MTL Cirrus inner

The M Select™ FRESH is a technology that uses antimicrobial agents to prevent odor-causing germs from proliferating inside the shoe.

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The traditional lacing system helps the wearer when it comes to adjusting the tightness or looseness of the fit.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 324g / Women 227g
Drop: 5mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 25mm
Heel height: 30mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.