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  • Molded thermoplastic urethane heel counters provide good support
  • Merrell air cushions in the heels absorb shock and add stability
  • M-Select FRESH natural enzymes prevent odors from developing
  • Bellowed tongues keep debris out
  • Merrell Grassbow Air Low Hiking Shoes include removable EVA footbeds
  • Grippy outsoles with 3.5mm-deep lugs provide dependable traction on slick trails; winter compound is great for use in cold, wet conditions
  • All-synthetic construction makes these vegan-friendly


View all Merrell Women's Hiking Shoes

REI membership


Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Synthetic mesh
Lining Synthetic mesh
Midsole Unavailable
Outsole Rubber
Vegan Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 4 oz.
Gender Women's

Size chart

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, no break in needed I bought these shoes for regular dog walking and local hiking, but also because I was heading to San Francisco and was planning on walking around the city and doing some open space hikes. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. We walked around SF all day, and did several 2-4 hour hikes without any issues. happy feet and knees. These fit my wide feet well. The only reason they are 4 stars is I would like more color options, the blue is pretty, but i would prefer something less flashy. Also, these would be nice if they came in waterproof. I will certainly buy these again when the current pair wear out.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe I do a lot of walking on pavement & trails and standing on tile & hardwood. So far this shoe is great, really light weight & comfortable, with a thick soft cushion around the ankle and tongue. The tread has great grip too. Although my foot measures a size 8 in all of the "Brannock "Devices", I always wear an 8 1/2 or 9, from the most expensive shoe to the least expensive. This Merrell though, the size 8 is a perfect fit. I love this shoe! Lucky for me, my local REI had this shoe in stock, though not this blue/yellow I purchased, I tried on a grayish color with aqua. I also wear an insert, but so far haven't needed it with this Merrell.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight support I bought these to go hiking this summer and have not yet made the trip. However in the meantime I have been using them for local day trekking along a wooded trail near our home. The trail is sandy in some spots so I was really glad that these boots did not let any sand inside the shoe. They are extremely light-weight and very comfortable. I did not need to break them in at all. My only wish is that they came up a little higher over the ankle for extra support. Otherwise, they have great traction. The treads on this shoe are incredible. I am looking forward to taking them to Maine this summer for some rocky trails and climbs.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found Merrell shoes that fit my wide feet Yay, finally Merrell delivered the comfort that I been looking for years. I was really a big fan of Merrell since my very first hiking shoes were Merrell that I used for 8 year for on and off hiking, but Merrell stopped making wide toe box and I was very disappointed, I have tried almost every other brand in hiking shoes and trail runners since now I hike over 1000 miles / year. Didn't get this kind of comfort with any brand, except my pentagonia hiking shoes. They run little longer than my usual size 8 shoes, so I had to buy 71/2 and returned the size 8 shoes. Already broken in and fit like a glove for my feet shape. Waiting for the other color to go on sale, so I can buy another pair.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Merrell Grassbow Air Low Hiking Shoes - Women's I love my shoes. 3 months prior to my purchase I had surgery on both of my big toes. I needed a good pair of hiking around town shoes for Greece and a little off the road hiking as well. I was afraid no shoe was really going to help me get through that trip that required some straight uphill hiking and daily site seeing walks/hikes. Turns out this was my favorite item in my luggage. My feet had some bad days but not so bad I couldn't recover with a good nights sleep with my feet up. 8 months post op and I still love this shoe.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great walking shoe! I bought these shoes as an all-around walking shoe and absolutely love them! No more aching knees and ankles with these light weight, great shoes!
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and minimal break-in needed I bought multiple of these for my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I didn't require any break-in of the shoe for it to be comfortable, they held up really well, and were breathable. I didn't have any issues with blisters but everybody's feet are different so I can't say this would be the case for everybody. I typically wore a pair of these shoes for about 800 miles before they needed to be replaced; granted, I could have replaced them earlier than that since the tread was starting to diminish and the shoes started getting holes. This is what I expected. I will definitely be purchasing these for all future hiking.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not for me these shoes did not work out for me, the balls of my feet hurt while hiking, and tried with skinny socks and fat socks........also not aerated--feet too warm and sweaty, but they were stylin' ............
Date published: 2014-09-12
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I plan to hike about 6 miles round trip on the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. Would this shoe work well for that hike or should I look for something more rugged like the Merrell Moab Ventilator?

Asked by: lbrandon
The Grassbow Air Low Hiking Shoes are a great choice for hiking the Grand Canyon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

I have narrow ankles, does this shoe have much slippage in the ankle?? And I hike 4-5 days a week (6-8+ miles), will the tread last longer than the Moab?

Asked by: 2010Sim
The shoe does not slip at the ankle. However, the shoe is true to width and does not run narrow, so it may be too wide for you. The outsole on the Grassbow is a little different than the outsole on the Moab but they should last around the same length of time.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-26

Do most people have to buy a half size smaller?

Asked by: Martie P
Most people feel the Grassbow Air Low Hiking Shoes run true to size. Some feel the shoes fit a little large. If in-between sizes, go down.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-12

I have bought these shoes before going to Europe for 6 months. I love the fit and comfort and walk daily about 6-7 miles. The back of the right shoe feels as if something inside got crumbled. I make an effort to unlace the shoe and step in carefully.

Asked by: Hikeandclimb
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