Merrell Encore Buckle Review
Dash out the door in style with the Encore Buckle by Merrell. The Encore Buckle is slip-on ready with its slim cut & low profile design your feet will both look & feel amazing while your walking around town.
The Encore Buckle is a slip-on clog that requires no break in time for comfort. The second you take your Encore Buckle out of the box you can glide into them and walk for hours. The first time I put mine on I went to work for 13 hours. While at work I was standing in place for an hour, which usually leaves me with lower back pain. Not that day, my back and legs both felt great. I typically wear my Encore Buckle shoes while I’m running errands around town. The Encore Buckle has a sleek design so they look great with jeans, capris, and a variety of other pants. The buckle adds a little extra design for added style.
The Encore Buckle upper is made of nubuck and suede leather. The nubuck and suede combo compliment each other. The leather is soft and flexible to help your foot move freely. The leather is also durable enough that after months of wear, the Encore Buckle still looks like new. No creases or lines on the upper noted. The Encore Buckle keeps its shape through miles of walking. The buckle placed across the top of the upper helps the Encore Buckle stay in place and form to your foot to provide one great fit. The nubuck and suede clean easy and are scratch resistant. I protected mine by waterproofing them. It is always a good idea to waterproof your shoes with the proper protection to repel water and other stains. The upper is lined with Merrell’s Aegis microbe shield. This breathable lining keeps your feet feeling fresh while warding off unwanted odor and staining.
The Merrell Encore Buckle is lightweight. The Encore Buckle will never feel heavy or bulky on your feet. The Encore Buckle also offers superior support. Merrells very own Women specific QForm sequenced cushioning helps keep your feet on track by transitioning and dispersing your weight and absorbing unwanted shock with each stride. The heel offers air cushioning for even more stability and comfort as you walk. The wool-wrapped Ortholite footbed helps keep your feet a little toastier on those cool weather days. I have high arches and the footbed provides me with adequate arch support. The support is perfectly positioned and in-line with my arches. Even if you have low arches the Encore Buckle would offer a perfect amount of support. Even though the Encore Buckle sports a low-profile slip-on design, it does have a little bit of a heel. Just enough to make you feel that your not walking flat on the ground.
The Encore Buckle sole is made out of rubber that is rather grippy and gives you just the right amount of traction for changing ground.
The Encore Buckle runs true to size and is available in 2 colors: Bracken and Black.
For more information on the Encore Buckle visit www.merrell.com