Merrell Nova

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Merrell Nova: The Highlights

The Nova is a neutral maximalist trail running shoe family using Vibram technology from Merrell. This is the original product in the family.

The Nova is the newest model from the family, uses rock plate reinforced sole design, and went on sale in 2021. Its support type is designated as neutral, meaning that it's designed for runners with neutral pronation.

Based on our monitoring of prices across the internet, it's currently in the most expensive 20% of running shoes today.

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Weight
Weight
309 g
230 g
289 g
M: 247 g
W: 207 g
M: 241 g
W: 213 g
M: 275 g
W: 241 g
Forefoot
Forefoot
26 mm
7 mm
23 mm
19 mm
18 mm
29 mm
Heel to toe drop
Heel to toe drop
8 mm
6 mm
4 mm
6 mm
4 mm
Heel
Heel
34 mm
13 mm
27 mm
19 mm
24 mm
33 mm
Terrain
Terrain
Trail
TrailMudSnow/iceTrailTrailTrailTrail
Brand
Brand
Merrell
Inov-8SauconyAltraMerrellHoka One One
Shoe Type
Shoe Type
For big guysFor heavy runnersMaximalist
LightweightLow dropLightweightLow dropZero dropLightweightLow dropMaximalist
Rock plate
Rock plate
Breathable
Breathable
Techs
Techs
Vibram
Vibram
Environmental Characteristics
Environmental Characteristics
Vegan Ⓥ
Vegan ⓋSustainable
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Merrell Nova characteristics and specifications

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Released
Mar 2021
Measurements
Weight
309 g
Heel to toe drop
8 mm
Heel
34 mm
Forefoot
26 mm

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