Merrell Team | May 15, 2019

Inspired by the Montaña de Siete Colores of Peru, the Nova and Antora are funky, wild, and ready for the trail. 


Montana de Siete Coloroes looks like the earth threw a party. Unreal colors pour in cascades down the slopes of this northern Andes mountain in Peru. In English, it’s called the Rainbow Mountain, and it’s like no other place on the planet. We’re celebrating this beautiful place by partnering with local Peruvian artist @ilustronauta to create wild socks and shoes. The psychedelic colors reflect the vibrant Peruvian culture and artwork found on the streets of Lima, @ilustronauta’s home.


The Rainbow Mountain Antora: Designed specifically for women, this protective trail runner is made with Q Form® 2 Stability technology and a Vibram® outsole for confidence on moderate terrain. It’s narrower in the heel, higher in the arch, and roomier in the toes—things that generally differ in women’s feet. Because women tend to naturally pronate more than men given the angle of their hips to knees, the dual-density Q Form® 2 midsole helps as it aims to center the heel on strike with a soft air cushion and give the big toe a stable base to push off from in the front of the shoe, where there is harder foam. This combination leads to less knee torque / stress over time.


The Rainbow Mountain Nova: Built for running on moderate trails, this protective shoe features shock-absorbing foam cushioning and a TrailProtect™ rock plate for comfort on loner runs over debris and obstacles.


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