MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Last year gave one of the most anticipated shoe releases with Merrell’s Hydro Moc. Undoubtedly eye-catching and surprisingly functional, the shoe has garnered heat upon being introduced in the Philippine market back in November. Merrell, best known for their hiking boots and trail running shoes, continues to wow the fashion and sneakerhead crowd alike by releasing three new colorways of their now much-loved water shoe as well as a new Hydro Slide colorway for women.
The so-called “ugly” shoe now comes in new Spring-ready shades like Butternut and Black/Brindle for men and Burgundy for women. Made with a single piece of rubberized EVA foam, the Hydro Moc is a versatile water shoe that grows on you the more you use it. Lightweight and water-resistant, the Hydro Moc is a closet must-have designed to perform in the trail, the beach, or the streets while giving utmost comfort underfoot.
First released in North America in 2020, the Hydro Moc drew immediate attention from the public because of its unusual look. The shoe has since garnered many fans from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and most recently, the Philippines – launching with Black and Navy colorways late 2021. Appealing both to streetwear aficionados like Brent Javier and island-lifers like Raffy Castillo, the shoe can be worn with brightly colored socks or on their own for outdoor activities like camping or surfing.
For a more easy-on, easy-off experience, the Hydro Slide provides the same kind of comfort but with more freedom on-foot. The slides now come in a women’s-only Burgundy colorway, joining the burgundy Hydro Moc as new beach babe essentials.