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Laces and Mesh
on 25 May 2014
The one thing I love most about these shoes is the bumpf in the Product Description. One line quotes, "mesh upper that drains automatically via ports in the micro mesh" which, I have to be honest, is close to the truth (I think 'automatically' is a bit of a stretch though). What I wasn't expecting was that there would ONLY be mesh in the upper. Nothing else. And water may drain out but it gets in twice as easily. They're like sponges. They are however, extremely comfortable and not as clunky as some previous Merrell shoes.
But the real downside after having them for one month is that one of the grey coloured straps has come apart (frayed by the lace) and unfortunately it's where the lace itself ends (there are lace eyelets/holes but not at this point) so there is nothing now to hold the lace in position. It isn't a well thought thought out system for lacing the shoe and I kind of suspected that it would give me problems from when I first took them out of the box. But I thought they might last a little longer than a month.