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This all-around hiker features suede for durability, abrasion-resistant mesh panels for breathability, and a waterproof membrane for moisture-defense.
Best thing to do is go to a store that sells Merrells and find out what size you are then go onto Amazon and search. The store was limited in colors and even styles. I chose the style that I liked in the store and searched Amazon - Amazon had more colors available. I ordered them immediately. As soon as I put them on my feet felt like they were standing on a cloud! Very confortable and less expensive on Amazon than in the store, I had a saving of more than $30! I have yet to go hiking but I am sure looking forward to seeing my next waterfall with these on!
Ok, so it had been a few years since I had purchased Merrell hiking/tennis shoes. My last pair were leather boots and leather shoes. I have added pounds to my frame and I believe my feet have gotten longer so I was very leery about ordering my last size of 6.5. I ordered the 7 to be on the safe side. They fit perfectly! I have the ankle support I was after and the arch support and heal support are very comfortable. I have high arches and have had some issues with stabbing pain in a heal when I walk and it’s not there. I walked over 4 miles at a conference on Saturday after I got them and my feet did not hurt! I’ll be buying a pair of the low ones for summer.
They’re very comfortable with great arch support. I wear 7.5-8 in sneakers and I knew I’d want to wear these with wool socks on hikes so I bought a size 8 and they fit perfectly. I wore them on a short hike and through the airport and they were very comfy. No blisters, no rubbing spots, they grip well in slippery surfaces and overall they were a great investment.
Have had these about 9 months and about 200-300 miles. There is no cushion on the sole, so I'm on my third try with inserts, the tongue won't stay in place and, even after breaking them in for all of this time, they are still rubbing my foot and giving blisters. I can generally wear just about any shoe--I don't have foot problems, etc., so I've been really surprised and disappointed because I had heard so much about how good this brand is. Not impressed. $100+ later and I'm heading to REI tomorrow to get a different brand.
I bought these shoes for hiking. I will not buy them again. Being an avid birder I hike 5+ miles three to four times a week. I have some issues with my feet being tendinitis, arthritis, etc. These shoe are just not good for this. I gave them two outings. I had to cut each hike short, could not get even 1/2 mile down the trail. Ankles rolled twice on me on my last hike attempt. They are very light weight which is why I bought them. I usually buy the Merrill Moabs, and have been very happy with them.
I like the comfort and the overall construction of the hiking boot. Good support overall however just went for a walk and it downpoured. I was surprised that my socks were wet.
Tested on a 5 mile hike, that was 60% snow, 40% mud, slush, & water. My feet stayed dry and warm. No sore feet or blisters. I normally wear 8.5 or 9, I ordered a 9.5 and it fit perfect, this model runs small.
Quality! Nothing but quality. This is one of those cases where cheaper isn’t better.