Merrell Geomorph Maze Stretch
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: bought in 2011
On a hike down to Mooney Falls and back out (about 22 miles) in the Grand Canyon, climbing many very slippery and wet rock faces, walking through water, through sand and dust the shoes performed exceptionally well.
- The combination of leather and mesh fabric.
- None I could see
I always search for a hiking shoe without metal grommets for the laces. I cannot wear a shoe with metal grommets (they chafe the skin on top of my foot and are very uncomfortable, so much so that I cannot wear them). The laces on these shoes pass through leather which is part of the entire shoe which makes them very comfortable and durable.
I have gone on several hikes, desert, mountainous, temperate rain forest, and the shoe is performing almost like new.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Lightweight and comfortable, Merrell's Maze Stretch will be your go-to shoe from trail to town with it's breathable mesh upper, one-cinch lacing, and grippy rubber sole.
With the Merrell Men's Geomorph Maze Stretch Hiking Shoe on your foot, you can explore the network of slot canyons in comfort. This low-cut hiker's stretchy one-piece construction offers supreme slip-on ease and a supportive feel you just don't get in a conventionally built shoe; the elastic bungee lacing further enhances the wraparound fit. To ensure that your foot gets the protection and support that it needs on the trail, Merrell added suede overlays on the sides and in the toe area to complement the ample amount of breathable mesh. And the M-Select Fresh antimicrobial technology in the lining and removable footbed ensures that this shoe doesn't offend anyone's olfactory sensibilities. When you have to jump from a ledge to the canyon floor, Merrell's Air Cushion technology takes the sting out the landing. And while the outsole features sticky Vibram rubber, the lug pattern is not overly aggressive, making the Geomorph Maze shoe an excellent choice for a wide variety of terrain.
Merrell Mens Geomorph Maze Stretch - Lightweight, comfortable and with an impressively short response time, our Maze stretch will be your go-to-shoe from trail to town. Reinforced with leather for lateral stability, its breathable mesh upper secures via one-cinch lacing to keep your cool in the heat, with a wicking mesh lining for dry feet grippy rubber sole sticks the landings. UPPER / LINING * Strobel construction offers flexibility and comfort * Nubuck leather and mesh upper * Low cut upper * Elastic cord and lock lacing system for quick secure fit * Mesh lining treated with Aegis(R) antimicrobial solution MIDSOLE / OUTSOLE * EVA removable footbed treated with Aegis(R) antimicrobial solution * Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability * Vibram(R) Geomorph Sole / TC5+ Rubber Men's Weight: 1 lb 13 ozs
- Massey's Outfitters
CLOSEOUTS . The rugged nubuck overlays on Merrell's Geomorph Maze Stretch trail shoes provide support and open to breathable mesh ventilation panels. Underfoot, a Vibramand#174; outsole made of TC5+ rubber provides exceptional grip and proven durability. Available Colors: GRANITE/NUGGET GOLD, BOULDER/BURNT ORANGE, DARK EARTH/EXPRESSO. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15.
- Sierra Trading Post