Merrell Shoes vs Oakley Shoes – David vs Goliath?

When watching films, you will often see recognizable brand names using product placement to advertise. From Sony Vaio Laptops in Casino Royale, to the extraordinary placement of a Wal*Mart superstore in the middle of the desert in Looney Tunes – Back in Action. However, one particular brand – Oakley – has been an ever-present in films for some time now. From Mission Impossible 2 to the face of Cyclops in the X-Men trilogy, Oakley’s name has been holding firm in films for some time. But perhaps now there is a challenger to Oakley’s domination, particularly in the footwear department – its name is Merrell Shoes.

Merrell Shoes are a quality brand of footwear that specializes in comfortable, durable and stylish footwear, whilst at the same time offering value for money and variety of choice. It is clear that, when it comes to footwear, both Merrell and Oakley target similar markets. However, Merrell have the broader diversity of the two brands, and have simply outdone Oakley in what they offer.
From footwear designed for simple walking or hiking, to footwear suitable for water-based sports as rugged terrain and climbing, Merrell Shoes have the advantage of variety.
Merrell Shoes – For all Shapes and Sizes

Merrell Shoes are also in the business of catering for the more atypical consumer, releasing products that will go as high as a UK size 15, whereas Oakley’s best seems to be a 13. Merrell Shoes are also looking to appeal to the more parsimonious customer, offering top-end footwear for as little as £29.99, and going no higher than £109.99, according to

In effect, Merrell Shoes truly do accommodate all shapes of wallet and sizes of feet. So, it may very well be a case of David slaying Goliath, and Merrell Shoes starting to appear on the feet of the stars.

Author: Jacqueline Louise Gagnon