Fashion & Beauty

Merrell Gridway Review: Sustainable and Stylish Sneakers

Merrell’s Gridway sneakers are made from sustainable materials that are good for the Earth and for your feet. The knit design is casually stylish, and works with a variety of looks—perfect for that one-shoe trip.

Merrell Gridway Review:

Price and Where to Buy: The shoes are available in a men’s and women’s version on Merrell’s website or on Amazon for $130.

[st_content_ad]How the Merrell Gridway Rate:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. These comfortable sneakers have plenty of arch supports, a breathable knit outsole, and a Vibram sole to keep you stable. The shoes are more low-profile than typical walking sneakers, so you can wear them with jeans or a dress.
  • Portability: 8/10. The knit upper make these shoes very lightweight, and allow the sneakers to be packed nearly flat.
  • Durability: 9/10. The Merrell Gridways are durable and easy to clean.
  • Style: 9/10. These sneakers are casual yet cool and come in four neutral colors that will pair well with almost anything in your wardrobe.

Final Verdict: The Merrell Gridways are eco-friendly, stylish, and packable—and worthy of a place in your shoe collection.

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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