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  • Full-grain leather uppers hold up to everyday wear and tear
  • M-Select FRESH naturally prevents odor
  • Smooth leather linings help feet slide into shoes, and offer all-day comfort and temperature regulation
  • Anatomic EVA footbeds offer cushioning for all-day wear; air cushions in the heels absorb shock throughout your stride
  • Molded nylon shanks support your arches, reducing foot fatigue
  • Merrell Realm Lace shoes feature sticky rubber outsoles with 2mm lugs for reliable traction


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Best Use Casual
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Full-grain leather
Lining Leather
Midsole EVA/air pod
Outsole Rubber
Gender Men's
Support Nylon shank

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shoes ever. Got these about 3 weeks ago. Wear them every day to work and some off work. Very conservative styling. Could work with a suit (not that I ever wear one), jeans, or in between. The fit my feet perfectly. Just right. Not too loose nor too tight. Heal rise just right. The do a great job of keeping my heal (somewhat narrow) from sliding back and forth sideways. I often have this problem. Not only is the fit perfect, but the insole material your heal rests on is different from the rest, providing a bit more friction and reducing sideways motion. Super comfortably.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Formal, yet still comfortable I've used them for semi-formal to casual wear, and they work well in most occasions. They are comfortable for walking in, and feel sturdy. They take some breaking in, and the back part of the heel can chafe against the ankle, but once broken in they are quite comfortable. I plan to use them often and for a long time.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable shoes and reasonably formal I bought brown color last year. They require breaking in about three weeks and fit comfortably afterwards. I have worn these with jeans at work regularly because these are way more comfortable. The kind of leather used will show wrinkles, waxing these regularly will maintain the shine. The sole is a little fragile on the edges, I've gotten a few bruises and cuts on my shoes. If you walk rough and ear out your shoes quickly, these won't last long. I recently bought black pair. There's no variation in size from brown to black on same size, one of the reviews mentions that black pair is not uniform with brown pair. It's not true with my experience. I'll update if I find any issues during the break-in later.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great everyday shoe Wearing these every day for work. Quite comfortable and they look pretty good. These displaced my usual brand shoes, with better price and just as good for my needs. Also wore them on a recent trip to Kenya and Uganda, where they provided a great balance between safari ruggedness and dining-room chic.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Merrell can't miss! Being on my third pair of Merrill's hiking boots, I guess you can figure that they work for my feet. So when I saw these street shoes at REI, trying them on was a no-brainer. Fantastic shoe for a fair price. Very soft, fit like a glove. The wife says, "Those are cute!" Nothing more to say.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort Style and Bit Sporty These shoes look great, and they are sporty like an urban hiking shoe. I wear them all over San Francisco on and off of wet decks at the Ferry building and they are fantastic.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I use the shoe for walking. It provides great support as I had plantar fascitis for a long time.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great, sturdy I've worn them several times now and they are very comfortable and supportive. They seem like they'll be durable too.
Date published: 2013-10-17
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Say, does this model qualify for "wide" or is it not a good idea to purchase it if that's what I need? Please let me know, thanks much.

Asked by: ChrisLemoine
The Realm Lace Shoes are only available in a medium (D) width. The Realms have been known to run true to both length and width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-02
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