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