Considered a trailblazer in the realm of outdoor footwear, Merrell 1TRL has joined forces with the visionary designer Nicole McLaughlin to revive a gem from the Merrell Archive. Introducing the Moc Speed Streak. Branded as Nicole McLaughlin x Merrell 1TRL ‘Moc-McLaughlin’, this partnership elegantly fuses the timeless essence of heritage with a contemporary twist.
During her time in the industry, Colorado-based designer McLaughlin has gained praise for her progressive contributions to both fashion and sustainability. Often adopting the title of Queen of Mocs and upcycling, the creative looks at things from a subversive perspective whilst maintaining her own distinctive flair. It’s this flair that sets this Merrell collaboration apart from the rest, coming from a standpoint that derives from McLaughlin’s personal relationship with the brand. From watching her father’s admiration for Merrell’s classic Jungle Moc silhouette, to her own love for the outdoors – this is truly a match made in collaborative heaven. And the result? A nostalgic yet contemporary lovechild that honours the heritage-rich Moc Speed Streak whilst feeling authentic to the designer.
Landing in three refined colourways of ‘Black/Amber’, ‘Birch/Hiviz’ and ‘Coyote/Olive’, it’s very clear that these kicks are an aesthetically progressive delight. Infused with an overriding focus on sustainability, the Moc-Laughlin utilises recycled premium suede within the upper, as well as 100% recycled mesh. Ensuring that these kicks are just as trail-ready as they visually appear, a rubber toe cap provides protection with every step. Merrell’s signature clingy rubber outsole minimises those inconvenient on-route slip-ups, round off a grounding collection that looks good, and does good.
The Nicole McLaughlin x Merrell 1TRL ‘Moc-Laughlin’ Collection is available now, exclusively in-store via DOVER STREET MARKET . The capsule will then drop globally on FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER ’23 via MERRELL 1TRL & SELECTED RETAILERS. In the meantime, shop the Merrell 1TRL below…
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