User Review: Merrell Men's Sawtooth
Price Paid: $90
A real bad pair of boots for the frequent hiker. From the reviews I read they are great around the house for yard work. Description states the boots are light and tough and designed to go the distance. What a lie! After 2 months of hiking Mt. Monadnock NH (granite state) on average 3 times/per wk the boots began to show signs of deterioration of the stitching around both toes boxes, vents and after 3 months the vibram soles became loose under the forefoot, the grey rubber piece which sits on top of the sole peeled away and the stitching was no longer holding the toe protectors.
I purchased these boots online thru Track n’ Trail and they do not warranty the boots. I will never buy another Merrell boot. I had purchase a previous pair that was so called waterproof and I had similar problems. I just recently purchased a pair of Gore-Tex lined Danner Men's Expedition GTX Hiking Boots thru Backcountry that have a lifetime warranty. They are recommended for backpacking long range thru rough terrain. I never owned a pair of Danners before and so far they seem quite durable.