Hit The Outdoors In Filson & Merrell’s Ripstop & GORE-TEX MQM Trail Runner

Apr 13, 2020

Category: Gear

Filson’s inherent knowledge of the footwear realm is unsurpassed. But sometimes, the ability to take on a fresh perspective is always a valuable learning experience for both parties involved. That seems to be the case with the company’s newest boot — a genre-bending trail runner with hiking DNA that’s been conceptualized in collaboration with one of the outdoor market’s most prominent footwear designers.

The Filson x Merrell MQM Trail Runner Boot is exactly what it sounds like: an amalgamation of notable traits from both the calculated and expediently-paced sides of outdoor navigation. Built as a light-and-fast alternative to the companies’ more distinct offerings, the MQM boasts a GORE-TEX waterproof lining to keep your feet protected from inclement weather, while a breathable membrane and abrasion-resistant ripstop nylon upper provide adequate moisture release as you jaunt from switchback to switchback. But the lightweight shoe wouldn’t be as purpose-driven without the addition of a comfortable and supportive air cushion heel, removable Kinetic Fit insole, and a protective TPU toe cap — ensuring that, if you end up losing traction with the MQM’s Quantum Grip sole, you’ll be adequately protected. Pick up a pair of your own on Filson’s website starting at $160.

Purchase: $160+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Proof Reinvents Modern Cargo Shorts With Welt-Pocketed DWR-Coated Poly Pair

A decidedly streamlined, lightweight, and thoroughly rugged pair of outdoor shorts.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The 10 Best Knife Organizers For Everyday Carry

The perfect storage solutions for your ever-expanding collection of blades.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Bell Redefines ADV Moto Safety With A Cutting-Edge Carbon Fiber MIPS Helmet

A 3K carbon shell with an impact-absorbing ball-and-socket design.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Ten Thousand’s ‘Distance Kit’ Was Co-Developed By 7 Ultra-Elite Athletes

The performance brand's first-ever running-focused kit.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

The 15 Best Hiking Pants For Men

Hardwearing, weatherproof trousers developed specifically for the trail.

Posted By

Apr 19, 2021

Featured Image

This Carbon-Neutral Tesla Matchbox Car Is Made From 99% Recycled Materials

The first step in Mattel's efforts to make the lineup 100% sustainable by 2030.

Posted By

Apr 19, 2021