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Object Title: Reflex

Manufacturer: Merrell

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: William Marler

Created/Edited: Dec 13, 2002 / Dec 13, 2002

Object ID: 590

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The new leader of the pack in versatility. Reacts to hard use and varying, multi-sport demands with read-your-mind quick-ness. All-leather upper has extra protection at heel and toe and cinches with

narrow-gauge, reflective webbing to glove-like fit. New Reflex sole features:

Flying-V tread in a broad, central swath for unmatched traction.

Slip-Lasted Construction

Nubuck/Pigskin Leather Upper Hytrel Micro Injection External Heel Counter

Benecke Ceraprene Toe Bumper

7.5mm Narrow Gauge Webbing

Air Mesh/Leather Bellows Tongue

Polyester Mesh Lining

4.5mm Anatomical Footbed

Nylon 6.6 Injection Molded Arch Shank

Compression Molded EVA Footframe

Air Cushion Midsole

Merrell Reflex Sole/Sticky Rubber

Available Sizes: M 7-12,13,14,15


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William MarlerUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I use this shoe as an approach shoe. Good solid frame, comfortable and vents fairly well. Sole is solid but can be a tad slippery on some rock. Would be amaizing if the sole was of the same material as 5-10 shoes. Overall I am satified with this shoe.
Posted Dec 13, 2002 10:01 am

FelsbergUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

A fine shoe I guess, I also found mine too slippery on bare rock. A little firm for me, I prefer a softer shoe, more shock absorbant than these. For the price, I believe there are better shoes out there.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 1:00 pm

mconnellUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I use these as approach shoes, hiking/backpacking shoes, everyday shoes. For approach shoes and shorter hiking trips (where I'm not carrying too much) these are excellent shoes. With much of a load on my back, my feet will get a bit sore after a few hours but then they aren't designed for carrying big loads. I'm not impressed with their climbing ability. Rubber doesn't stick well and the tread design isn't the best. The edges aren't stiff enough for edging on.

Overall a good hiking shoe but I would prefer an approach shoe that climbs better than these.

Posted Oct 9, 2003 6:18 pm

grandwazooUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Great shoe. My feet got a little sore with a 40 lb pack but than they're not designed for that. They are a litlle loose on wet rocks but good for trail running.
Posted Dec 1, 2003 6:50 pm

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