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Shoe of the Week: By Not Using Dyes on This Trail Runner, Merrell Conserves Water & Energy

Sustainability has always been important to the outdoor industry, however, the push to have eco-friendly performance looks on retail shelves is stronger than ever. One brand that will deliver this is Merrell, with its fall ’20 trail runner that should please even Mother Nature.

For the season, the outdoor company will release the Agility Synthesis 2 Undyed, a vegan-friendly style made without dyes or pigments, which saves water and energy during the manufacturing process.

Merrell continues the sustainability story throughout the rest of the shoe, which features several recycled elements such as the laces, breathable mesh lining, external rear sling and the jacquard and TPU uppers.

The trail-ready look is also equipped with several proprietary technologies, including mountain-grade Quantum Grip rubber outsoles, lightweight FloatPro foam midsole cushioning and FlexConnect midsole flex-grooves for enhanced ground feel.

The Merrell Agility Synthesis 2 Undyed will come with a $120 price tag.

Merrell Agility Synthesis 2 Undyed
The Merrell Agility Synthesis 2 Undyed for fall ’20.
CREDIT: George Chinsee

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