The Salomon shoes are designed to be a trail runner while the Merrells are designed to be a hiking shoe, so there are some slight differences in construction. The Merrells have a shank while the Salomon does not, so the Merrells have a much stiffer sole, while the Salomons have a more flexible sole that is better for running. However, they are both very similar in weight. If you are going to be primarily walking in the shoe and not running, the Merrells are probably a better choice.
Date published: 2018-01-27