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Nova 3 Sneaker - Kids'

4.166666666666667 out of 5 stars
30 Reviews


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Why We Like The Merrell Nova 3 Sneaker

We never want to limit a young adventurers imagination, neither does the Merrell Nova 3 Sneaker. The breathable mesh upper reinforced in key areas keeps feet fresh, while the M Select Grip rubber keeps them upright and pushing towards the summit, lake, pond, or whatever else.


  • Adventure shoes designed for big dreamers
  • Mesh and TPU upper offers breathability and durability
  • Textile linings wick moisture off of your socks
  • Hook and loop strap helps you get out the door on time
  • M Select rubber outsoles provide traction and grip
  • Item #MERZ2R5
Responsible Collection
Upper Material
mesh, TPU overlays
100% recycled PET polyester
hook-and-loop strap
M Select GRIP rubber
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 60 days

Overall Rating

4 based on 30 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 20 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 9, 2024

Great choice

We love these for our son. Very comfortable and durable. We needed a new pair only to size up. The old pair had plenty of life even after a year of rough play!


Originally reviewed on Merrell

1 out of 5 stars

April 28, 2024

Not durable at all!

We loved these at first. But 10 days in they are falling apart. My son has worn them to daycare 4 days and this is what they look like. (That’s just for outdoor time, he has indoor shoes) Not impressed at all. I assumed with the brand that they would be good until he grew out of them or at least through the summer. Super disappointed!!!! I wouldn’t purchase these again. It’s just not worth it for a 4 year old if you need to buy new ones every month because they obviously won’t last longer than that!

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2024

Fun Colors, good fit, great shoe

I absolutely love this shoe. I bought it last minute for my daughter before a trip to Joshua Tree. They were perfect. I love the colors and the fit was great. She wear them to school now so they were a good investment. Keep making this show because I would buy it again in a bigger size.

Melissa H

Originally reviewed on Merrell

3 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Loved them, but didn't last

We loved the shoes at first. Unfortunately, after only 5 weeks or so, the sole is separating on them. I thought we had finally found a sneaker that would keep up my my boys... Back to the drawing board...

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

2 out of 5 stars

January 20, 2024


We love these shoes and are on our 4th pair. However this pair has delaminated from the sole within a couple months! I’m not sure if the manufacturing changed but this was not our past experience. Hoping it can be rectified and we can continue to purchase the previous sturdy version.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

January 3, 2024

Extremely Comfortable

These shoes are very comfortable. My 9 yr old absolutely loves them and wears them all day, every day.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

November 28, 2023

Great shoes for little wide feet!

My kid loves these shoes. She has wide feet and these shoes have been the most comfortable ones for her. And she can put them on by herself very easily, as well. She loved the colors. We get a new pair every time she outgrows them. She wears them everywhere, from the BLM to the barn to the fishing pond.

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Ashley E

Originally reviewed on Merrell

2 out of 5 stars

November 1, 2023

Not durable

Not as durable as I had hoped. Purchased in hopes of finding something my 10 year old would not wear through in a month but unfortunately these didnt last.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

2 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2023

Don't last long.

I bought these for my 2nd grader for school and within one month they were starting to fall apart. The rubber was pulling away from the fabric. At month two, the rubber soul is completely worn. They also smell terribly despite their anti-stink feature.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

2 out of 5 stars

October 19, 2023

Looks nice, not durable

We really wanted to like these shoes. Our 3 year old has had good luck with other Merrell shoes but these ones were ruined in a weekend. I'm not sure if you can call it "normal wear and tear" as we were doing quite a bit of bike/strider riding and the shoes took a lot of abuse through his braking on the bike. The soles of the shoes just melted away though, like a pencil eraser on sandpaper. The shoes are no longer wearable. If your little person is an avid rider, best look at a different shoe.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell