About Merrell Accentor Hiking Shoes (For Women)
Overstock. Merrell's Accentor hiking shoes are great for long days on your feet whether exploring a new city or finding new dirt paths thanks to the shock-absorbing Air Cushion® heel pod and the Sticky Rubber® outsole.
Specs about Merrell Accentor Hiking Shoes (For Women)
- Upper: Leather, textile and synthetic
- Lining: Textile
- Removable insole
- Outsole: Sticky rubber
- Heel height: 1-1/4"
- Weight (pair): 1 lb. 6 oz.
- All specs based on size 8
- Made in China
- Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide
- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
They have solid arch support, a heel cup that's the right width for my sl... Read More
ComfortableVerified Buyer Reviewed by Ed from Colorado on Tuesday, August 14, 2018Nice hiking show. They felt comfortable on my feet right away.
What my feet have been looking forVerified Buyer Reviewed by Abigail from FL on Saturday, July 28, 2018These are the most comfortable shoes I have had in years. Not that I've been wearing uncomfortable shoes, just that my last 5 pairs of hiking shoes/boots haven't come anywhere close to this level of perfection for my feet.
They have solid arch support, a heel cup that's the right width for my slightly-narrow heel, and a sole that's the perfect balance of protection and grip without being clunky, Mostly, they just felt right, from the minute I put them on. Seriously considering buying another pair, because these are all I want to wear now.
Like others mentioned, they do run larger than many brands. I normally wear size 10 and size 9.5 is just fine. Still, you may not need to size down. The width and heel cup are supportive enough, I doubt your foot would be sliding around even if you got a pair that was slightly too big.
As a contrast, my size 10 Merrell Moab Ventilators (mid-height) are borderline too small and at first it felt like my toes were always in danger of sliding into the end of my shoes. I laced them creatively and still managed to hike many miles over rough terrain in the southwest without blisters, though.
The Accentor has more cushion in the ball of the foot and supports a smooth heel-toe rocking motion when walking. The Ventilator has a wider, flatter toe box. More cushion in the heel, less in the toe. According to the literature that came with the Ventilator, they're designed to correct a woman's stride, which tends towards pronation. I over-correct my own pronation enough to tend more towards supination, so I didn't find the correction to be a plus. It actually hurt my knees after long days, until I learned to walk flat-footed. The Accentor just felt natural right away, no correction needed.
TLDR: the Accentor may be for you if your foot is slightly narrow, if you like arch support, and if you have a neutral or slightly supinated stride.
The Ventilator would be preferable if you want more heel cushioning, if the ball of your foot is slightly wide, and if you tend towards pronation.
Merrell shoeVerified Buyer Reviewed by Meghan from VT on Tuesday, July 10, 2018I returned these due to the fact they were really wide and too large. I have a gea different pairs of merrells and love them. But the sizing on these was very different. The foot bed was super comfy so,I was disappointed that they didn't fit.
Wife loves them.Verified Buyer Reviewed by Andy from Colorado on Sunday, July 1, 2018Bought these for my wife to use for hiking. She used them for a 10 mile hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and said that they were very comfortable and gripped very well. Extremely happy with purchase.
love themVerified Buyer Reviewed by BW from oregon on Saturday, June 23, 2018Just what I was looking for. Tough, lightweight shoes for trail hikes.
True fit love themVerified Buyer Reviewed by Miri from Delaware on Wednesday, June 6, 2018As all water proof shoes, this se a little rough and hard, but if you choose your true size, you will do just fine. Got lots of complements and kept my toes dry