Merrell is with the Earth-loving program… launching their eco-friendly Undyed Collection.
What sets this sneaker apart from others? The Undyed Collection is “Made clean to get dirty” and features all-white undyed uppers made with partially recycled mesh and natural rubber outsoles.
Compared to traditionally dyed shoes, the Undyed Collection employs recycled materials, reduces water use by 80%, and saves 50% overall energy through the production process.
“At Merrell, we’re dedicated to delivering high-quality, durable performance products that meet the needs of everyone getting outside,” said Shaun Bohnsack, Sr. Director of Performance Product Development at Merrell.
“We continue to evolve our manufacturing systems to reduce raw material, energy, and water usage in our commitment to protecting the trail by lessening our environmental impact.This season, we are thrilled to share the Undyed Collection, a line infused with sustainable materials and processes that doesn’t sacrifice the needed aspects of trail-ready footwear.”
The line includes eco-friendly iterations of fan-favorite performance trail runners: Agility Synthesis 2, MTL Skyfire, and Vapor Glove.
- Merrell’s Agility Synthesis trail shoe is renowned for its comfortable, lightweight fit and stabilizing grip, proving runners don’t need to sacrifice cushion for ground connection. Flex-grooves in the midsole are dual-directional and a rock plate protects alongside mountain-grade Quantum grip™, maintaining Merrell’s high-standard of performance footwear.
- Built for everchanging mountain trails, MTL Skyfireis durable, lightweight, and protective with everything runners require to move fast through rugged environments. A molded TPU heel counter adds extra stability and the Merrell mountain-grade Quantum Grip™rubber outsole ensures sticky traction.
- Vapor Glove is Merrell’s most minimal trail runner, providing little between you and the ground for maximum freedom and connection underfoot. Hyperlock™TPU ensures a secure ride whileMerrell Barefoot 2 construction enhances proprioception and stability during variable movement.
Pricing varies from $90-$120.