Fanatic by Merrell
The Fanatic by Merrell is ideal for all season adventure racing on moderate to backcountry terrain.
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The Fanatic is Merrell to the max. To satisfy the most aggressive trail runners, we took our groundbreaker trail technology to another level, starting with a nearly stitchless but decidedly rugged upper design that includes Aegis™ antimicrobial lining. Then extended our visible, tubular Trailspring™ support to the forefoot as well as the heel to add alignment to structural cushioning. Lightness rules: from a skeletal molded arch bridge to Vibram® Feather Speed™ sole. End Uses: All season adventure racing on moderate to backcountry terrain. Best worn with thin, high-performance sock. – Stability Plus Groomed Trail/Hybrid Shoe – Merrell Exclusive Trail Balanced™ Last – Slip Lasted Construction with EVA Insole – AirMesh Upper with TPU Welded Trim – Dri-Lex® Comfort Zone Lining with Aegis® Antimicrobial – Nearly Stitchless Upper Design – Kevlar® Lace and TPU Molded Lace Lock System – Heel Securing Top Eyelet System – Omni-Fit™ Lacing and Bellows Tongue with Lace Keeper Flap – Ventilation and Drainage System in Forefoot – Forefoot Protection Upper Design with Gaiter Hook – Anatomical Ventilated EVA Footbed with Etc.® Anti-Friction Mesh Lining – Trail Alignment System Dual Density Molded EVA Footframe (men) – TrailSpring™ Injection TPU Structural Cushioning and Support System in Heel – TrailSpring™ Injection TPU Structural Cushioning and Alignment System in Forefoot – Gaiter Strap Channel at Arch Bridge – Air Cushion® Midsole – 4mm Sole Lug Depth – Vibram® Feather Speed™ Dual Density Outsole/TC5+ Rubber – Vegan Friendly Footwear Men’s Weight: 1 lb. 6 ozs. Women’s Weight: 1 lb. 4 ozs. Men’s Sizes: 7-12,13,14,15 Women’s Sizes: 5-11