Specialised performance sole for superior traction, comfort and support.
Vibram manufactures a wide range of bespoke activity soles for Merrell footwear with designs for land and water, as well as uphill and downhill traction.
Vibram Hiker Soles
Designed for great grip on all terrain, hiker soles feature harder-compound, abrasion-resistant large rubber lugs on the perimeter for gripping and braking power while the centre of softer, smaller, rubber lugs increases traction on slippery surfaces.
Vibram Chameleon Soles
Created for stability and grip on various terrain, including wet surfaces. Chameleon Soles are characterised by their multi-directional oval lugs which provide excellent traction, allowing the wearer to confidently change speeds and increase the difficulty and steepness of the terrain.
Vibram Thermo Soles
Built for soft surfaces, Thermo Soles have oversized peripheral lugs, sharp interior cleats and studs to maintain stability and excellent grip while double cleat pillars at the heel anchor the foot on steep down hill descents.
Vibram Multi-Sport Soles
Great for trail running and other demanding outdoor activities, Multi-Sport Soles feature high surface area V-form lugs on the perimeter for heavy lifting while being siped and channelled for better traction in wet conditions. An Octogrip tread on the interior helps to stabilise the heel and touch down, which provides a stronger launching effect under the toes. And to overcome uneven terrain or assist in unusual traversing movements there is also a fanned concentration of channelled lugs under the arch flex for enhanced sideways stability.
Vibram Aqua Sport Soles
For wet surface traction Aqua Sport Soles are concentrically configured with structural lugs made from a durable rubber compound along the perimeter for grip on uneven surfaces while the interior of wave-like welts, built from a softer compound with graduated suction cups, are heavily siped for damp and slippery surfaces.
Vibram Race Soles
Designed for speed and stability, Race Soles help to centre the heel using a high-density compound at the rear while a sticky TC5+ rubber heel through to the toe, covered in self-cleaning saw tooth lugs in a multi-directional pattern provides exceptional grip. Finally, peripheral flex grooves at the forefoot, increase propulsion for greater speed.
Vibram Catalyst Soles
To deliver grip on high relief surfaces and in wet conditions, Catalyst Soles feature a prominent and oversized chevron pattern tread with heavy siping to prevent slipping. Between each chevron the sole foundation is lightened by panels of tough-gauge screening and the heel also features a modified horseshoe configuration for superior braking power.