Merrell shoes review

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  1. Keyser Söze

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    well let me start by saying that in the last 22 years that i am self reliant-work and buy myself whatever i need or like i had many many brands of shoes , < that being said this is a review for the brand Merrell , and i have to say that i got a pair for the last 7 years and i used them hard, on rocks fishing, mud, sand, grass,snow, frozen ground, bicycle... they were wet for 2-3 days in a row -on my feet and they staid waterproof and my feet were a little damp not wet , because i have the black leather ones and when they got wet the leather die soaked in my socks and in my skin -it did that when they were newer , after many many washes in the laundry machine they lost the die power , i changed many insoles , so i got wise and only buy now brown leather, all in all i just cant seem to wear them out , the soles are worn but they still strong on the grip ,
    here some pics of the old and the newer -of course i will only buy Merrell brand shoes from now on for me and as gifts

    -also please, this is a review thread in the reviews forum , i'm not claiming this brand is the best nor i am affiliated with them -its just an honest review of a product that works good


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    and some newer merrell

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    I'm on my second pair of merrel's now. I had a pair of reflex low that just wore out from 09. And I got a pair of mid reflex that I am wearing now since last year July. Wear them every day right through winter.
     
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    I love them to. On my second pair in 6 years. The only problem I've had is with the rubber toe starting to seperate but thats an easy fix with superglue.
     
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    if you wash them don't dry them in the dryer on hot setting , put them next to the AC vent
     
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    I never wash them. I hose em off, let em air dry, then hit em with some "rain n stain" guard.
     
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    good to know.
     
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    I have 3 pair. I like them. I just hand washed a pair of boots with a brush, rinsed them out and set them over the heater vent to air dry slowly. Good as new. They are lightweight and treat my flat feet great.
     
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    I've abused a pair of Merrill Moab Ventilators for about 3 years now, and I'm very happy with them.
     
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    I wear Merrells currently. Pretty happy with them. I wouldn't call the ones I have waterproof, even though they are supposed to be, but definitely highly water resistant. I find them comfortable and have put them through some extensive mileage. The ones I have are not leather and probably aren't appropriate for winter hiking though I have used mine in the winter.
     
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    The wife is a Merrell addict, or maybe she's just a shoe addict??... ;)
     
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    MERRILLS ok ....asolo gor tex :7:
     
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    big fan of merrels - although i'm alwats a tad frustrated the EU market and the US market arn't the same - could I get SAWTOOTHS could I heck....
     
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    now, i have them for 7 years but i only use them in fall -winter and early spring, but i really tried to finish them off by using them last year for installing hardwood floors...and i'm only 185Lb so i guess if someones heavier they wear-out faster...
     
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    no , shes just smart :) about comfort , quality and value...
     
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    i have had several pair of them. i am currently in the Moab Ventilators, got them in 09' and besides the inside where the Achilles tendon rides and replacing the strings for paracod, no problems at all. i had another pair that i wished i could find again, don't remember the model, but the were a low cut, full grain leather upper, lace up. some kind of rock climbing shoe i believe. excellent for driving/goofing off.
     
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    Thanks for the review, I've been looking at Merrells. I'd like to try the Merrell Barefoot.

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    I'm a total fan of Merrells. I purchased my first pair for a medical trip to Uganda Africa. They served me well, and I've worn them many, many times since. They're a bitch to wear out.
     
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    On my second pair of Moabs as well. Best shoe I ever bought.
     
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    When my Puma runners wear out I want to get a pair of Merrells

    Jeremy
     
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    Ive had quite a few pairs over the years. Always impressed. The last ones were the Sights back in '10, and they are still kicking along. The water shoes are great. Every pair Ive had just takes a beating. I just bought a pair of Keens last time. I tried on a few pairs of Merrells, but wanted to try something differant, and I liked the way the Keens felt.
     
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    I got more use out of my Merrells that I bought at the thrift (already worn near out) than I did my brand new North Face shoes.

    My Keens are going strong too.
     
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    Hmm... I just bought a pair of the Gore-Tex shoes they offer. BEST DARN $130 EVER SPENT! No holes, rips, or anything, and I have used them very hard all trapping season, and they sure are waterproof. My dad has a pair of Danner boots that weren't as good as my Merrell shoes when it comes to waterproofing.
     

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