Merrell Reflex

Reviews

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Great waterproof hiker. Good sole, fast break-in,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

Summary

Great waterproof hiker. Good sole, fast break-in, very comfortable.

Pros

  • Great waterproof design
  • Comfort
  • Great ankle support

Cons

  • They are a bit hot on warm days
  • Sole is prone to slipping on wet rocks

I purchased a pair of these Merrells for general hiking. It is my second pair of shoes from Merrell and although I do enjoy my original pair of shoes, these are far superior.

I thought a Vibram sole was the way to go, but Merrell has done a stand-up job at making one that rivals that of Vibram. I find the waterproofing to be great as long as one doesn't decide to take these boots swimming.

My only true complaint is that the soles have a tendency to become slippery on wet rocks. I know it is something that is hard to grip...but I think a little more traction on rocks would be ideal. I did a hike where a lot of it was rock face and when it started to rain I was catching myself every little bit especially going downhill. 

Without a doubt I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for a well priced boot.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Scott. Thanks for sharing your Merrell review with us. How long have you been using this model?


5 months ago
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After two months of use — light hiking/walking the…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99 plus shipping

Summary

After two months of use — light hiking/walking the dog twice a day — the soles are wearing out. Heels and ball of the foot worn smooth. The rest of the shoe looks great and fits great... greatly disappointed in material quality.

Pros

  • Great fit
  • Upper well made

Cons

  • Soles too soft/wear too quickly

The shoes fit great right out of the box. Very comfortable for long walks (2-4 miles) on mostly flat terrain. After two months noticed the heel lugs were worn flat and through the sole and into heel support material.

The ball of the foot on both shoes worn flat also. Have never had any other hiking, work, hunting, or military boots ever wear out that fast.

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I've absolutely loved these shoes from day 1. I actually…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Use: dayhikes
Break-in Period: minimal
Price Paid: $80

I've absolutely loved these shoes from day 1. I actually getting ready to buy my second pair. These shoe are very comfortable long walk or the short trac up a hill. I would highly recommend these shoes.

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The best hiking shoes whatever I had. They are perfect…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $100

The best hiking shoes whatever I had. They are perfect for 20 km of challenging trail or for urban walking.

I’m really upset, because Merrell discontinued this model.

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These hikers are the best. The ankle support and rugged…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather
Use: rough trail hiking
Break-in Period: long breakin period. Never a blister but hard and inflexible.
Weight: light enough to enjoy wearing
Price Paid: $45

These hikers are the best. The ankle support and rugged sole support and protect your feet in the worst conditions. They take awhile to break in but it's worth it. I wore these boots occasionally about a year before I started hiking in them. Now two years, and many miles, later they are still going strong. Their grip in mud and slippery hills is unrivaled. I'm a real Merrell convert and have a pair for every occasion. These are so comfortable that I was looking for a second pair to keep nice for casual wear.

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I have had these shoes for three years. I originally…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: leather, plastic, rubber
Use: hiking, backpacking, everday use
Break-in Period: 1 month, on and off
Price Paid: about $70 on sale

I have had these shoes for three years. I originally bought them for backpacking in the mountains. They break in very fast and are very comfortable. I wore them in the mountains and many days after. The only problem I had was the tread wear is fairly fast. As of now, three years later, they are pretty much worn down. Other then that they are great. The materials they are made out of are very durable and do not skuff or rip easily.

Merrell Reflex

Discontinued

The Reflex has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$55.25 - $85.00

The Merrell Reflex is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 27, 2015 at EMS.

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