Merrell Catalyst Ventilator

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Good performance, value for money. An excellent value-for-money…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 40 pounds


Good performance, value for money.


  • Good outsole
  • Excellent price
  • Good comfort
  • Very high value for money


  • Looks a little dated
  • Low durrability inner fabric liner

An excellent value-for-money outdoors shoe

Fit: A little on the wide side, so it's excellent for people like myself with wider than average feet. Lacing system tightens evenly.

Comfort: No break-in needed, and no chaffing spots

Support: Sole is excellent

Water Resistance: Not a waterproof shoe, but does keep the drizzle out and dries reasonably fast afterwards.

Traction: the traction is good, so far used in a variety of conditions including wet/icy rocks hiking in Scotland, and it performed reasonably well.

Temp control: Keeps feet reasonably cool

Construction and Durability: The outsoles appear great, the outers look durable, but after 3 months of use I have started to wear out the inner liner around the heel. No big deal I suppose, and it would not deter me from purchasing again as I have put on probably 30 trail miles and about 200 city miles so far.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Strike out on new adventures-with low-cut hiking performance that's high on impact absorption and traction, Merrell's Catalyst Ventilator keeps feet cool while flexing perfectly for reliable comfort.This product will be shipped directly from Merrell and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.


CLOSEOUTS . When prospects of a new adventure incite your outdoor spirits, Merrell's Catalyst Ventilator trail shoes are ready to forge forward. These low-cut hikers are equipped with Merrell Air Cushionand#174; for shock absorption and an aggressively lugged Vibram TC5+ rubber outsole to chew up the terrain. Available Colors: ALUMINUM/MOSS, CASTLE ROCK/MERRELL BLUE, KANGAROO/DARK CHEDDAR, BRACKEN/DARK EARTH. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15.

- Sierra Trading Post

When your sole calls for new adventures, here's your answer. Low-cut hiking performance that's high on impact absorption and traction, this vented shoe keeps feet cool while flexing perfectly for reliable comfort. Reinforcement in the arch prevents foot fatigue on longer journeys.

- Merrell

Merrell Catalyst Ventilator

previously retailed for:
$69.97 - $100.00

The Merrell Catalyst Ventilator is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 4, 2014 at EMS.

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