The Merrell Hydro Moc is Made For Amphibious AdventurersRelease: 20 January 2021
Outdoors brand Merrell may be historically known for intrepid footwear – including the ubiquitous Jungle Moc and hardcore Moab trekker – but their latest Hydro Moc design is already splashing some unconventional cool into their extensive canyon-leaping catalogue.
Found in its equally native habitats of local cafés and canoes on the nearest river, the Hydro Moc is a visual and cultural observation of modern shoe style evolution. Where’s Richard Attenborough when you need him?
Heavy in comfort, and light in weight, is the best way to describe the Hydro Moc. Merrell have stripped back OTT features like waterproof membranes and gravel guzzling soles, because the Hydro Moc was not designed to conquer mountains – though nothing is stopping you from trying! Instead, simply pop them on, let the pivoting ankle strap move with you, and experience all-day foot bliss. Easy styling, and plenty of ventilation, are further deal sweeteners in this sleek sandal-slash-clog-slash-sneaker hybrid.
Because the Hydro Moc is effectively entirely direct-injected foam, it can be rendered in just about any colour imaginable. Stealthy all-black keeps things low-key, but perhaps the true adventure is stepping out streetside in the melted marbled Knicks-esque blue and orange, or berry bliss for the ladies – or anyone that can fit into a women’s 11 or lower!
To sock, or not to sock with the Hydro Moc? Answer that question when you pick up your pair today from Hype DC’s retail locations, or direct from their webstore.