Rated 5 out of 5 by fjelly Light weight - good sole grip
Just received these waterproof hikers and was able to wear them right out of the box. Initially ordered 8.5, my usual size, but because the end of the toe box turns upwards slightly, the shoe was a tad short, especially with a slightly heavy sock. So reordered size 9 which fits perfectly. The shoe is light weight and the sole is very grippy. Have worn them on wet and snowy surfaces without slipping. I like & prefer the toned down neutral colors (compared to the bright color details in some other hiker choices). Overall a very well made shoe.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IslandShoppertoo Ready to hike!
Replaced my decade or more old Merrill hikers with this pair. They were comfortable from the start. The first hike I took with these shoes right out of the box was four miles. Good grip for trails and road. Lightweight, comfortable, and waterproof. You can't go wrong!
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mullivan84 Order 1/2 size up
Just tried these on -- attractive and comfy with higher arch. They run a bit small...if you're planning on wearing thicker socks while hiking I'd probably order a 1/2 size up.
October 24, 2014
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