User Review: Merrell Men's Sawtooth
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $114
This is a boot that will fit wider feet and looks to be a durable hiker. The drawbacks that I have found are in the lacing system. It appears that the grommets beind the lacing eyes will not support firm lace tension as I had one pull out after two months of light use.
- These boots will fit a wide foot and although a bit stiff are comfortable to wear after a minimal break-in period.
- The lacing eyelets do not have a big enough grommet behind them to support tension when you lace them firmly.
I purchased these boots after an online purchase of Danners proved futile. I picked these after an hour of trying various shoes at a local outfitter store. The width of these fit me well and although they seemed stiff I felt like they would work for my intended use...day hikes and weeklong pack trips.
I wore these boots on several shorter hikes and on one 8 miler. They were loosening up pretty well and I felt like I had a good thing going with them until I pulled one of the eyelets through the leather on one boot. I was really disappointed and now after reading of others having this same problem have decided to try to find another boot.
Hopefully the outfitter will let me return them for credit toward something else. I did contact the customer service people at Merrell and they advised me to try to deal directly with the retailer. Hope this works out.