Merrell Terran Post II review: is this the comfiest flip flop around?

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    Merrell Terran Post II review: is this the comfiest flip flop around?

    The Merrell Terran Post II is a walking-friendly flip flop with a wide neoprene strap, a luxe-looking nubuck leather inner sole, and a bit of a fanbase. Could hundreds of five-star reviews online be wrong, or are these truly some of the best flip flops for walking you can buy? We put these sandals through their paces on city streets and country trails to see how they performed – read on for our Merrell Terran Post II flip flop review.

    The Merrell Terran Post II has an RRP of £65. This design isn’t available in the US, but shoppers over the Pond might want to consider the Merrell District Muri Wrap (MSRP $70), which has a similar style. 

    Merrell Terran Post II review: design and features 

    The materials Merrell has used when crafting the Terran Post II make it a cut above simple plastic flip flops. A wide, stretchy neoprene cuff strap hugs the foot, a toe post holds the Terran snugly in place and the star of the show is a soft inner sole, lined with fuzzy nubuck leather and highly cushioned under the heel. The Terran IIs feel like lovely quality to look at and to slip on straight out of the box, and are far softer and more natural feeling underfoot than other walking flip flops we’ve tested out. 

    Merrell Terran Post II flip flop review

    (Image credit: Sian Lewis)

    We’ve never seen a sole quite like the Terran’s, which is shaped in an intricate leaf and vine design. It looks like a gimmick but this sole does actually offer good grip, with deep enough lugs to tackle wet ground. That said, we wouldn’t take these flip flops off established walking trails or city streets, as although they hug your feet they aren’t designed to stay put on technical terrain – for that you’ll need a proper walking sandal with a closed toe and ankle strap.