Hi, I’m going to talk today about the Columbia women’s Drainmaker. This is a fantastic shoe, and it looks like a running shoe but it’s not. It’s actually a water hybrid shoe meant to be on the land and in the water. What makes that possible is this tech-lite midsole which is fully drainable. It’s a single density tech-lite UVA, allows for great cushioning but at the same time they have all these holes in it that’s going to allow whatever water that goes into the shoe, its gonna come out. Moving into the outsole we use our omni-grip technology. We have a wet grip rubber traction that sticks to any surface that is wet. One of the reasons that it sticks so well is, is the lugs we have a razor-siped technology inner lug pattern here that really acts like a tire in wet weather. Nice open mesh in the upper the materials are all hydrophobic so they’re not going to retain any water. It’s going to dry quickly; it’s going to feel great against your foot. Let me show you how drain-able the Drainmaker really is. As you can see, what goes in definitely comes out. This is the Drainmaker, I think you’re gonna love it.
Welcome to Merrell. Inside out and outside in. A technical guide to Merrell footwear. Today we’ll be talking about the Encore Ice. Hi, I’m Megan, the Merrell North-East tech rep. This is one of my favorite shoes to wear just kicking around, doing some errands, a nice winter shoe to put on in the house. It’s comfortable, it’s warm and it’s supportive. If we look at the inside of the shoe, look at all of this wonderful shearling. The shearling does a great job with keeping your feet warm and moving the air throughout the shoe. We also have out Merrell patented Air Cushion, that helps with that initial strike and disipating some of the shock. We also have an arch shank which helps keep proper flex of the shoe. And then we have our Merrell proprietary Qform mid-sole in it. Over all this is a wonderful shoe for support, warmth and ultimate comfort. So I hope you learned something today about the Encore Ice from Merrell and as we say at Merrell: Let’s get outside.
Hi, today I’m going to talk about the women’s Columbia Shastalaviata hiking shoes. This is a fantastic multi-sport shoe for women, and it’s really meant to do a lot of different things in the outdoors. One of the things that makes the shoe so great is this independent suspension in the outsole. No other brand is doing something like this, this is truly a Columbia innovation. What this is, is DPU, which stands for Durable Polyurethane. It’s a very flexible, pliable material that allows these zones here to move independently from each other. High traction rubber throughout, you can have great contact on all surfaces, no worries here as far as confidence. Moving into the midsole, we’re using a single density Techlite UVA, this is a great, well-cushioned foam that works fantastic in all conditions. Your feet are really going to appreciate the Techlite foam at the end of the day, it really works great. Moving into the upper: great thing about the women’s version, the forefoot is over lasting, so it’s a little bit more of a feminine look, it’s a little bit sleeker look, it just looks nicer on women. Got nice toe protection at the toe, good abrasion resistance materials in the heel. This is the Shastalaviasta, a fantastic shoe for your all-around outdoor purposes.