Upper Throwing both function and style into the mix the Merrell Annex Walking Shoes will provide you with the versatility to wear it out in the forests or in the town centre. Constructed from an oily leather and abrasion resistant textile, the annex promotes a rugged hard wearing upper that is combined with a breathable lining to protect the foot and enhance ventilation within for a dryer inner. Supplying lightweight durability to the upper a Traditional lace closure system secures the structure through sharp vigorous movements while alongside a Bellowed tongue keeps debris from obtruding the shoes, with a dual advantage of making the shoe watertight. Keeping the inner surroundings fresh the annex is Lined with breathable mesh lining treated with M Select FRESH, air is able to permeate the exterior, providing the wearer with a cool, odour free environment. Midsole Springing to the midsole, the Merrell Annex Walking Shoes provides full cushioning and support due to its EcoRight and Lazy Foam footbed, a 70% recycled open cell foam for excess breathability and exceptional cushioning and comfort. With parallel performance’s an EVA midsole with 6mm drop reduces pressures forced upon the underfoot, protecting your arch from heel strike to toe off, leaving for a comfortable and responsive ride that also accommodates for a medical orthotic. Working along side the underfoot reinforcement and unifying there actions, a Moulded nylon arch shank and air cushion system is integrated providing aligned saggital stability and heel absorption, reducing unwanted forces and movements to promote a natural flow on uneven terrains. Outsole Mile after mile, the Merrell Annex Walking Shoes fitted with Vibram high-performance rubber sole, takes on tough terrains releasing dirt and debris with unmatched durability, stability, and slip resistance due to in-depth 4.5mm floor fighting lugs.