Merrell Nova 2 Trail Running Shoes - Men's 6012-866

Merrell Nova 2 Trail Running Shoes - Men's

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Keep your feet safe and comfortable on the trail. Built for running on moderate trails, the protective Nova features shock-absorbing foam cushioning and a rock plate for comfort on longer runs over debris and obstacles.

  • Breathable mesh with TPU overlays for durability.
  • Hyperlock synthetic heel counter to keep your foot locked in.
  • Compression-moulded EVA midsole provides great cushioning.
  • Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability.
  • TrailProtect Plate protects foot by distributing pressure while maintaining natural forefoot flexibility.
  • Vibram® TC5+ rubber outsole with 5mm adaptive lugs for flexible, grippy and durable performance.

Tech specs

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Weight 560g (9)
Ideal for
  • Trail running
  • Day hiking

'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.

Light and responsive

Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize over pronation, where the foot tends to roll inward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.

Upper material
  • Mesh
  • TPU
Closure Lace-up
Heel-to-toe cushioning

The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.


The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.


Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.

Removable insole Yes
Made in Vietnam