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Were The Best Walking Shoes I've Ever Had - See Update
on 2 November 2014
Had these shoes for a month. I've worn them for my daily fast paced fitness walks (5-10 miles). They are the most comfortable walking shoes I've ever had.
I normally take a size eight and a half and after reading other reviews I ordered size 9. The fit is perfect.
They are very well made without being heavy. The cushioning and support is excellent. Supremely comfortable. Even in heavy rain my feet remain warm and dry thanks to the Gore-tex lining.
The laces were a little on the short side at first but have now bedded in and are a suitable length for double tying. Plus, when tied they remain so and do not work loose.
Can't recommend these shoes enough. I'd never heard of Merrell before but now I'm glad I have. Won't be buying any other make again.
UPDATE:After Four Months Wear - Now Unwearable
I've reduced the previous 5 star rating for these shoes to 2 stars.
After just four months wear the soles on these shoes have worn away so badly that they are now useless.
The outer black material has worn away to the pale grey under layer in places. The outer material is obviously far too soft for daily wear on hard surfaces. I'm not a heavy person(5' 10"- 143lbs)and I have a neutral walking gait.
It's a great shame, because they're still very comfortable and the uppers are almost like new.
So take note if you intend to buy some of these for daily use on footpaths and or roads.