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
Rated 5 out of 5 by OhYeah Feeling Good
I was on the fence about buying the Siren (on sale at the time) or the Azura hikers. After a few walks with each pair, I understood why the Azura costs more than the Siren. I returned the Siren...For my feet, the Azura felt and fitted better. Plus, they're in the color I preferred. Looking foward to a lot good hikes with them.
May 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KfromME These are not waterproof
They are nice looking. They are comfy but they are not waterproof. I stepped in a shallow puddle and my socks got wet. I shall be returning them because I need waterproof. If you don't, nice shoes.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chililover What's not to love?
I was looking for lower profile hiking shoes. I put on many miles every month. Fresh out of the box and on my feet, I did four miles and felt great! I have custom orthotics that I put in all my hiking and walking shoes. They fit just fine in these and felt every bit as good as I hoped they would. I love the color and style, too. I have LLB winter hiking shoes/boots that I've used for at least six years. And another pair of all purpose hiking boots that I've used for about four years. I was hoping these new ones would take the mileage and trail abuse that the other two pairs have, and hold up as well. I think they'll do as I hope. I'd recommend these without hesitation.
April 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by keepsraining not as advertized
This shoe is advertized as the azura waterproof hiking shoe with xdry membrane but is in fact, the ventalated model. Luckily I realized this before going off on a rainy hike this morning. The fit and weight of this shoe are good for my foot but I was expecting a waterproof shoe and thought these looked like a good deal so I am very disappointed.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DinOhio Comfortable and great fit
These shoes fit true to size and are very comfortable. I've used them so far on short hikes in inclement weather and they have worked out great. I bought these for international travel as well as regular day hiking and are lightweight enough to pack easily.
March 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by dressinlayers Merrell hiking shoes
These seemed like nice shoes until I started walking in them. They fit ok, but there is very little arch support. Also, there's something about the way the shoe is constucted that made my feet pronate even more than they already do, especially on the right. Kind of strange and kind of uncomfortable just walking around the house. The inserts that come with the shoes don't provide much in the way of cushioning or support. Tried other inserts with minimal improvement at best. Can't comment about the waterproof - ness or other performance because I didn't wear them outside. Regretfully had to return them. Maybe it's me - other reviewers did not experience this problem. I agree that these shoes are sturdy but not too heavy or stiff. They just didn't work for me.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annie2B Great value for the money
I wanted a lightweight shoe that I could take abroad this year... I have already tried these out and I love them. They are very comfortable- really great value!
February 12, 2014