Bring on the Terrain: Merrell Zion Mid Hikers

Merrell’s new Zion Mid Waterproof hiking shoes boast a trail-runner platform so the fit is sneaker-like, and comfortable over diverse terrain. Meanwhile, the Vibram Megagrip outsole means a consistently aggressive grip. With Merrell’s Kinetic Fit BASE, the removable contoured insole delivers flexible support. The shoe includes Merrell’s FlexPlate technology, a lightweight, full-length stability plate with Vibram TC5 outsole pods for underfoot protection and durability.

The M Select DRY membrane locks out the rain while allowing internal moisture to evaporate. And the classic, faintly retro style is a standout in any setting.


Merrell Zion Mid, reviewed by Mountain Life Media
Merrell Men’s Zion Mid Waterproof men’s hikers in Dark Olive. Photo: Mountain Life Media
Merrell Zion Mid Waterproof hiker, reviewed by Mountain Life Media
Zion Mid Waterproof, women’s model. Photo: Merrell


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Upper: Waterproof, full-grain leather and mesh with metal eyelets and loops for secure lacing. Bellows tongue keeps out debris and protective rubber toe cap adds durability.



Midsole: Compression-molded EVA offers comfort and support while dual-density EVA in rear- and fore-foot provide extra cushioning. FlexPlate offers torsional rigidity for stability.

Outsole: Vibram Megagrip outsole features 5mm lugs for extra grip.

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