Merrell Mesa Ventilator
Break-in Period: NONE!!
Price Paid: $60
No break-in time!! The best shoe I have ever worn. I wear them for work and casual. The cushion my knees beautifully. I have had other shoes where the uppers began to separate from the soles in the first week. I have a pair of Mesa Ventilators that I have practically worn the soles off and they won't separate from the uppers.
Unfortunately, I think Merrell has replaced these with the Moab Ventilator, so I was expected the same fit/comfort, so far, NOT SO. The top of the heel has been irritating my achilles tendon within 20 minutes of wear. I found a new pair of Mesas on Ebay, wore them all day with no discomfort and they were even technically half a size too big for me.
Use: long day hikes ( 20 -60 miles)
Break-in Period: none needed
Price Paid: US $85
This is a great shoe. I just completed the Oxfam Trailwalker event in Sydney Australia (100km /63 miles in 24 hours). They are super comfortable. I had no blisters or bruised feet/toes. They held up well for the event and the several hundred miles of training. I expect that they should do around 1000 miles before I need to replace them. Can't recommend them highly enough !!!!
Price Paid: $60
Can't recommend these shoes highly enough! Absolutely no break-in time, comfortable right out of the box. I wore them on a 26 mile hike through the Sawtooths in Idaho, and had no hot spots or blisters. By far the most comfortable boots I have ever owned.
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An endless summer essential whether hiking or biking, these highly breathable shoes have mesh windows for excellent airflow. Pigskin leather/nylon ventilator mesh uppers offer ample breathability, flexibility and support for long-lasting performance. Protective Benecke Ceraprene® toe bumpers ensure durability and abrasion-resistance; heel loops aid in entry. Mesh padded tongue protects instep against lace pressure without inhibiting breathability. Nylon mesh linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for more comfortable feet in hot conditions. Removable 4.5mm footbeds are anatomically shaped and add cushioning for improved comfort. Full-length compression-molded EVA midsoles supply cushioning and support for all-day wear. Air Cushion® heel pockets provide extra shock-absorption under heels and help stabilize footstrike. Long-lasting Trail Frog™ sticky rubber outsoles deliver reliable traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
An endless summer essential, whether hiking, biking or torching trails. Open-window venting capability that is a Merrell Mark is matched with protective components: leather strapping, Beneke Ceraprene bumpers, and medial and lateral flaring ribs. Sticky R
Just one wearing of these great Merrell shoes will tell you they're meant for cool, dry comfort whether your hiking, biking or hanging out with buddies.Anatomic, Air Cushion EVA midsole.Highly breathable mesh for ventilation.Padded collar and tongue.Toe bumper.Pull loop.2 lb. 6 oz. pr.Ultrasuede and synthetic upper.Patented traction lug outsole.<b>Closeouts</b>. China.
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