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Designed for wild and women. This hiker is engineered for the way women move, offering support, alignment, and gender-specific stability.
This is an amazing sneaker! I had a very hard time deciding which sneaker to get because there are so many to chose from. I wore them on my trip to Australia and I did a ton of walking. My feet loved them! No sweating, no blisters, no aches. It was like walking on clouds. I’m a solid 7, and they fit perfectly. My feet are not narrow or overly wide. It’s a great looking shoe. They aren’t chunky looking or loud and bright. They aren’t narrow looking either. My laces stayed tied, which is important. No rocks, sand or pebbles got into my shoe. They feel light on my feet, yet not too light that they feel cheap. I’ve worn them quite a bit and they still look good as new. I get a ton of compliments and even though I got the blue pair they go with everything. They are also a good shape for ankle socks. Some sneakers dip to low and too much sock sticks out. I wore these shoes hiking up a pretty steep mountain in upstate NY. They gripped the rock really well on my way up and down. They don’t have a vibram sole, but the Merrill sole was just as good and could handle the rough trails I was on. For $100 this was great and well needed purchase. I expect them to last awhile!
I tried these on at my local store, stood up, and said "I'll buy them." I then bought 3 more pair through Amazon. Fits perfect! The insole comes out and my orthotics fit perfect. No break-in period. Very comfortable-I walk about 5 miles a day on cement, asphalt, and dirt. The blue color is very nice - more like indigo.
I have been wearing these shoes occasionally for less than one month! I wore them to walk around the city and once to an aerobics class at the gym and they are already getting a big hole on the right side. They are extremely comfortable and felt like good quality; however, I'm so disappointed that they are already wearing out! I wish there were some way I could get them replaced or returned because they were extremely expensive for the small amount of wear I got from them.
I live in my Merrell boots all through the winter, so I was so excited to find these to wear in warmer months. These don't seem to have the same quality as my winter boots:
I just returned from a two week trip to Scotland that included city walking and hiking. These shoes were fantastic! Mud and dirt simply did not effect the shoes in spite of the light color. Lightweight, good arch support!
I absolutely love this shoe! They fit perfectly and immediately gave me that "worn in" feeling, so there was absolutely no need to have a break-in period before wearing these.
Let me preface this review by saying I LOVE the Merrell brand, however these hikers were a huge disappointment. They fit awesome and were comfortable right out of the box. However I walk/hike 4 to 5 miles a day, usually on groomed trails, meaning the worse these shoes ever experience is wet grass and yet after having them for less then 2 months they look horribly dirty and have turned yellow. (I have the vapor/grey color) I finally couldn't stand it and threw them in the washer on short wash. They still looked pretty dirty but the yellow was gone. Went and walked, by the time I got done they were dingy yellow from the toe back to the start of the shoe strings. I don't know why they are doing that, the trail was packed dirt, but I won't buy these again.
I’m already own 2 other types of Merrill shoes which I love. I ordered the vapor in size 9 (women) which is my true shoe size. I absolutely love these shoes. They fit well, offer support, and I love the color. I fee like I can do anything in these shoes.
These are really comfortable walking shoes. No need to break them in & they have a good instep support so you really can do the mileage in them. What stops me from giving them 5 stars is firstly they are not great for gripping if the ground is wet, they are white so be prepared if you wear them in wet conditions they never look as good as they first did & finally if the rain is heavy your feet will get wet.
This is my fourth pair of Merrell shoes of differing styles and have found each pair extremely comfortable. I have back problems and they fit the bill perfectly as I can walk all day, especially on holiday when out exploring, and have no pain whatsover. I can also recommend Merrell Chameleon Kahuna sandals which have the same effect. Heaven!
Very comfortable, but useless, dangerous for hiking if the surface wet. Very slippery!!! I am so disappointed about this, do not understand Merell. Vaste of money as I have trainers to use just for walk.
Nice pale colours and very comfy for walking in.
I haven't use them for hiking, but from trying them, they seem very comfortable and I don't think any breaking in is required. Love!