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Nova 2 Hiking Shoe - Men's

4.316151202749141 out of 5 stars
291 Reviews


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Why We Like The Nova 2 Hiking Shoe

We like how the Nova 2 Hiking Shoe feels like a running shoe when we need to move quickly but still has the stability of a hiking boot when things get dicey. As we push to the summit or navigate a new trail, these shoes let us stay focused on our goals. We appreciate the lugged Vibram TC5+ outsole carrying us up and over sloppy trails and loose scree fields with confident traction, while the mesh lining helps us fend off sweaty situations by promoting a continuous airflow.


  • Trail runners with sneaker-like comfort and hiking boot stability
  • Mesh and TPU upper blends breathability with durability
  • Mesh lining wicks moisture off of your socks while on the move
  • EVA midsole blends support and cushion for longer runs
  • 8mm drop keeps you moving forward when things get tough
  • Vibram rubber outsole effortlessly grips trails of all kinds
  • Item #MERZ2I2
Upper Material
synthetic mesh, TPU
Vibram TC5+, 5mm lugs
Claimed Weight
1lb 4oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
trail running

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 291 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 20 reviews
2 Stars - 12 reviews
3 Stars - 25 reviews
4 Stars - 33 reviews
5 Stars - 201 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

March 2, 2024

Great walking shoe until...

Great walking shoe until the insole started slipping back towards the heal leaving the toes to hang over and making them quite uncomfortable. Until then I was loving them.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

1 out of 5 stars

February 24, 2024

Fell apart with light use

Insole keep coming out of shoe and sliding while wearing them. Also the fabric split open on the side near the ball of my feet.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

4 out of 5 stars

October 1, 2023

OMHCR (Old Man Half Century Runner)

Good soul for relatively rough trails up and down.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

September 17, 2023


Very, very comfortable! I have flat feet, and support is good...for me.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

August 27, 2023

Gravel approved!

Excellent gravel runners. I was in need of a good durable running shoe for gravel roads and this pair feel like I’m running with memory foam compared to my old shoes. Great shoes!

D. Smith

Originally reviewed on Merrell

3 out of 5 stars

August 7, 2023

Great except for durability

I love these shoes when they are in good shape, but I’ve had 2 pairs now and they do not last long on the type of Rocky Mountain terrain I am normally on. I got my 2nd pair free from Merrell after my first didn’t even make it through a full summer hiking season before the soles starting deteriorating. The replacement pair they sent did even worse, only making it to the beginning of August before becoming unusable. It’s such a shame because I love the shoes but I don’t want to have to replace them every 3-4 months. Maybe the Nova 3’s are better, but I’ll probably look at other brands.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

July 26, 2023

Love my Nova 2's

I have two pairs of Nova 2's. They're my favorite Merrell shoes, and I have a pretty good assortment of footwear from Merrell. The Nova 2's are extremely light and comfortable. I wear them at work and outdoors on light trails. The Vibram soles provide a nice secure grip on all surfaces. They have the look I like and are just a great all around sneaker value.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

4 out of 5 stars

July 25, 2023

Comfy but..

One of the most comfortable shoes I have purchased…but have hiked in them twice and showing some signs of wear. Not cool. I hope they hold up.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

July 21, 2023

Nice comfy sneaker

Great sneaker, my orthotitics will fit nicely. Great looking sneaker and soles.

JP Mac

Originally reviewed on Merrell

4 out of 5 stars

July 3, 2023

Nova shoes

Comfortable to wear all day, good traction on various surfaces

Bob S.

Originally reviewed on Merrell