User Review: Merrell Men's Outland Mid Waterproof
Use: Geologist field work, hiking
Break-in Period: 0 days
Weight: 175 lbs
Price Paid: $80
Bought these boots because I've heard good things about the treads Merrell uses. I thought I had made the mistake by wearing the shoes out in the field the day after I bought them but they performed perfectly in not developing any blisters. It was as if they were broken in already.
The waterproofing worked well for the first couple weeks with just damp grass/leaves/etc. However, first day in the field with heavy rains, my feet became a little damp. Granted I was in the rain and deep leaves for a couple hours so I give the boots that. Boots dried out quickly and never became soaked.
Treads work great but they do pick up a lot of stuff.