Rated 5 out of 5 by Deerwhisperer Great fit!
I have severe lower back problems and have found very few shoes that do not cause me pain. I wore these two full days straight out of the box, without any added arch supports and have not had any foot or back pain. I will be buying a second pair!
May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cathstk Great Summer Hiking Shoes!
These shoes are so comfy; I definitely recommend them! I would say they are "water resistant", but not fully water proof, as another reviewer pointed out. I actually tested them on the first day by stepping fully into a puddle with each foot. My feel felt dry for several minutes before the water seeped in. However, they are also not advertised as "water proof". If they were, they would cost much more. I've sprayed them with water repellent spray and will see how that goes.
April 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by TerrasMom Not for me
I didn't find these comfortable. They didn't support my arches well, and they were too stiff. I sent them back. Disappointing. I miss the old design of the low cut trail model hikers. They were so perfect!!! I haven't yet found a good replacement
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SisterPJ Very comfortable shoes
I have a hard time finding shoes that are comfortable for a long length of time, and these seem to fit the bill. I have yet to try them on the trail, but I like both the fit and the non-skid soles.
June 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Moosie56 Bean USED to sell these in wide width
I have never written anything but glowing reviews BUT - I bought these last year in a wide width - and they are great! I figured I'd get a 2nd pair as back up and NOW they don't sell the wide width. Sigh - first they don't offer the Keen Newport Sandals for women and now they eliminate these in wide width. What the heck?
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeatherTee TERRIFIC WALKING SHOES
Due to long-standing Lyme disease, I have arthritis, peripheral neuropathy and collapsed arches, with lots of foot pain, resulting in a never-ending search for comfortable shoes that I can actually walk in. These shoes accommodate my orthotics comfortably and are very well-padded without being clunky. I wore them for a full day with no reason to change, very unusual for new shoes of any kind, let alone hikers.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moosie56 Great Hiking Shoes
I have problems finding comfortable hiking shoes/boots that will keep my feet happy on a hike for a few hours. These are so comfortable! I can hike in them for several hours with no pain or numbness at all! Great little hikers!
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jillcant Comfortable
Merrell Azura Low Vent Hikers were immediately comfortable. The width and length fit me perfectly and allowed my feet to relax rather than feel cramped. Because of the mesh insert in the toe they also had the opportunity to breathe instead of promoting perspiration. They are sturdy and well suited to long walks. The laces are shorter and not slick thus allowing the wearer to adjust them as needed and not have to worry about laces dragging the ground. I plan to wear them frequently on an outdoor vacation and I have no doubt they will fulfill my expectations.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by slee Good shoes, happy feet.
This is the 2nd pair of these Merrell's I've bought. I wear width "C" which is too wide for most shoes and just a smidge too narrow for these. But I wear thicker socks for walking and things are just fine.
My first pair wore well and I expect these to do the same. They are very expensive, but coupons helped and the quality is high.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moosie56 Comfy Hiking Boots!
So far these are sooooo comfortable. I have yet to wear them on a long hike but on shorter hikes my feet are quite comfortable. I was quite pleasantly surprised when Bean's customer service called me to make sure that I knew they were not waterproof before they shipped them. However, since the description did not say they were waterproof I didn't expect them to be. Love them!
May 27, 2014