This unfortunately is the worst Merrell shoe I've…
Materials: leather with some sort of plastic protection
Use: scramble racing. rocky trails
Break-in Period: not long
Weight: not sure. They feel light on the foot
Price Paid: $60
This unfortunately is the worst Merrell shoe I've ever bought. "It still gets a 3 though". The shoe for being a scramble racing shoe is a bit stiff. The protection is there for sure but I think I'd risk getting my foot a little more beat up for a more comfortable shoe. On the good side I work at a bank during the day and I can get them to pass for business casual!
I guess with this one I live pretty close to one of the only Merrell outlets in the country so it was worth every bit of the lower price I paid but I sure wouldn't pay full price for them.
Here's what other sites are saying:
An approach shoe taken to a new limit of hard rock performance and on-trail comfort. A double lacing system offers tourniquet tightening of a Perwanger leather upper for ultra-precise fit. Zonal design of the Approach sole provides edging and smearing power at the toes delivered by sticky TC5+ rubber. Durable Versa rubber is rendered into chevrons for braking at the heel and graduated cylinders for midfoot stability. Precise Fitting Approach Last Board Lasted Construction 1.8mm Perwanger Italian Leather Breathable Polyester Mesh Lining Perwanger Leather/Polyester Mesh Bellows Tongue Protective Climbing Rubber Rand/Toe Bumper Protective Climbing Rubber Rand/External Heel Counter 4.5mm Anatomical Footbed Texon/Tempered Spring Steel Shank/3/4 Stiffener Insole Triple Density EVA Air Cushion Midsole 4mm Sole Lug Depth Vibram Approach Sole/Super Trek &TC4+ Rubber Weight: 1 lb. 1 ozs.
- Campmor refers to the men's version
Description of Merrell JamAn approach shoe taken to a new limit of hard rock performance and on-trail comfort. Merrell uses a double lacing system with the Jam shoe, that offers tourniquet tightening of a Perwanger® leather upper for ultra-precise fit. Zonal design of the Approach™ sole provides edging and smearing power at the Jam shoe's toes delivered by sticky TC5+ rubber. Durable Versa rubber is rendered into chevrons for braking at the heel and graduated cylinders for midfoot stability.Jam with exceptional hard rock performance and all day Merrell comfort. Features:Precise Fitting Approach LastBoard Lasted Construction1.8mm Perwanger® Italian LeatherBreathable Polyester Mesh LiningPerwanger Leather/Polyester Mesh Bellows TongueProtective Climbing Rubber Rand/Toe BumperProtective Climbing Rubber Rand/External Heel Counter4.5mm Anatomical FootbedTexon/Tempered Spring Steel Shank/3/4 Stiffener InsoleTriple Density EVA Air Cushion® Midsole4mm Sole Lug D
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Merrell Jam approach shoes are designed for the first leg of a serious mountaineering feat. Great for hiking and some casual rock-face scrambling. Water-repellent, breathable Perwanger(R) Italian leather uppers Gusseted tongues Thick toe and heel rands for foot protection Sticky Vibram(R) outsoles designed to grip rock faces Tri-density EVA midsoles with Air Cushion Texon-tempered three-quarter spring steel shanks Weight: 2 lb. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version