For trail runners, having the right pair of shoes is crucial. It can make or break your performance and overall experience. That’s why Merrell’s latest release, the Nova 3 Rainbow Mountain trail runners, is creating quite a buzz.
At $125.00, this shoe is an upgrade from Merrell’s best-selling men’s trail running shoe. The Nova 3 Rainbow Mountain features a more durable upper for over foot protection, a softer and more responsive midsole with FloatPro Foam™ pods strategically placed under the heel and forefoot where extra cushioning is needed, and a new grip-enhancing design to the outsole made by their partners at Vibram®.
But it’s not just the performance upgrades that make the Nova 3 Rainbow a standout. The shoe is made with sustainability in mind, featuring 100% recycled laces and webbing, 100% recycled breathable mesh lining, and a 50% recycled removable EVA foam footbed.
Other features include a rock plate for protection, forefoot and heel cushioning pods, and a Vibram® TC5+ outsole that provides exceptional traction for outdoor multi-sport activities, formulated exclusively for Merrell. With a stack height of 29mm at the heel and 21mm at the toe, and a drop of 8mm, the Nova 3 Rainbow offers a comfortable and capable experience for trail runners. It’s also treated with Cleansport NXT™ for natural odor control, making it a practical choice for extended wear.
Overall, the Nova 3 Rainbow is a top contender for trail runners looking for a high-performing and sustainable shoe. With its strategic updates and environmentally-conscious features, it’s no surprise that it’s generating so much excitement in the trail running community.
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