User Review: Merrell Men's Sawtooth
Price Paid: $90 - Galyan's
I did a lot of shopping around because I have feet that are wide at the toes and narrow at the heel. I have bunions as well so a good fit is extremely important to me. The Sawtooth fit my foot quite well. There is a minor amount of slippage in the heel but nothing that a nice thick pair of socks and proper lacing didn't take care of. I wore them on a 5 mile, rocky hike, right out of the box and not a single hot spot developed.
I don't like the fact that they are not waterproof however. I did spray some sealant on them the day before the hike but water still came thru the tongue gusset when I crossed thru a running stream. I also wanted a boot that would really support my ankles because I've had a severe sprain in the past which causes my ankle to be weak. The Sawtooth did the trick. There were several times I would have twisted it again if it hadn't been for the support from the boot.
Overall, I loved the boot and loved that I only paid $90 for them. The only real complaint I have is the lack of waterproof materials. I will say that when the water did get in, my feet didn't really feel wet. I had merino wool socks on with liners so that helped I'm sure. Didn't bug me at all though.