Merrell Nova 2 GTX: Your trusty waterproof trail shoe

The Nova 2 GTX has the necessary features that make up a reliable waterproof trail running shoe. Despite being loaded with all these specs, the shoe still maintains a featherlight construction: 

  • Gore-tex membrane to make the shoe impermeable
  • Vibram outsole for pronounced durability and grip
  • A rockplate to complement the outsole for extra underfoot protection from sharp and hazardous ground elements

What is it for? 

There are a lot of activities the Merrell Nova 2 GTX can handle both on and off trails, just as it can handle various terrains and conditions. If you want to find out more, read further. 


  • Daily runs
  • Hikes
  • Jogs
  • Walks


  • Dirt
  • Snow and ice
  • Rocky terrain 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 280g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Merrell Nova 2
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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