Rated 5 out of 5 by hhbend Love these shoes
I bought 1/2 size larger based on previous reviews & they fit wonderfully. I really like the Qform support. I wear them on a daily basis, Best hiking shoes I've owned in a long time.They have a nice sturdy feel to them while still being comfortable.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTBack Great hiking shoes
I have arthritis and spinal stenosis in my back so I need a pair of shoes that allow me to hike 3 - 7 mile moderately difficult trails with some steep climbs, allowing me to keep my back stable and cushioned. These shoes are light, comfortable, and I like the stability they give since the tread grips all types of surfaces - including wet leaves and rock. I have already put 12 miles on them and will add many more.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rubberducky So far, so good!
I gave these shoes 4 stars only because I haven't really had time to take them on long hikes and see how they fare. My experience with Merrill shoes generally leads me to believe that these will fit and wear well, and I'd probably end up giving them 5 stars. I have a narrow foot, and the fact that these run narrow is an asset for me. I agree with previous reviewers that they run small; I sized up 1/2 size and they fit fine. I don't think the "stiffness" some reviewers have complained about is a liability. You need structure on rocky trails to keep your foot stable. They were pretty comfortable right out of the box, and with the exception of one spot that rubs on one heel, haven't given me any problems. I'm sure I can break the heel in with more use.
October 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LB07 okay
These were okay and comfortable except I had to return as the tongue folds in an irritates my foot when hiking even with a good sock. Otherwise a good shoe and I did need to size up 1/2. If the tongue wasn't bothersome I'd keep or I'll try again maybe if the design changes.
October 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JessF Runs small!
Very disappointed...the shoes looked great but the fit was very small. I am typically a 10 1/2-11 in sneakers and the 11 in the Merrell's was extremely tight!
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopatbeans great shoe
I like Merrell shoes to start but these were really easy to like. I hiked with them right out of the box and they were very comfortable. The sizing does run on the small side, I purchased a 9 and 9-1/2 but ended up returning both for a size 10, I am usually a size 9.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MOELINE12345 Great shoe
I was shopping and saw this shoe available again so I am taking a few min. to write a good review.
This shoe is very comfortable. The sole is sturdier than other lower cost Merrell shoes. It is great for hiking, walking, biking, and even playing tennis.
I've had my pair for at least 2 years now. It is still great. The only parts that are wearing out is the heel from my gait. The top of the shoe and sides are like new.
I wear this shoe about twice a week for the last 2-3 years.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by uppereastsideshopper Great purchase!
I sized up a 1/2 size based upon previous reviews and these shoes fit perfectly. No breaking in required. Extremely comfortable!
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorAdventureGirl Best hiking boots!
I love these boots!
I looked at everyone's reviews and bought them 1/2 a size bigger and i am glad i did! I wore them right out of the box on a hiking trip over 6 miles with tons of rocks hills and various terrain. they are so comfortable and gave me no blisters which i was worried about. I am so glad that i bought them and look forward to my many hiking trips.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLvoyageuse Perfect for Boiling Lake
I've never purchased hiking boots before. Based on other reviews I ordered a half size larger. I wore them on half day market trips to break them in. That was preparation for the big test. The Boiling Lake in Dominica is a 14.4 mile up- and downhill hike in slippery, wet terrain. They were a little slippery on wet rocks, but my feet stayed dry, and with good socks, absolutely no blisters! I never would have made it without these shoes!
June 21, 2014