User Review: Merrell Men's Sawtooth
Materials: nylon & leather
Use: desert mountain hiking
Break-in Period: not applicable
Price Paid: $79
These boots are perfect for hiking the dry buttes in Antelope Valley. Ankle support seems to be very secure in rocky terrain. Instep adjustment is finicky but comfortable when you find the right tension on the lower string area and engage the midway string lock eyelets firmly. The vibram soles are perfect on sandy/rocky slopes. The boot is comfortable in the cold (20F), and in the dry heat (115F) of the Mojave Desert. I will buy them again. Note: not comfortable for distance driving because of the ankle stiffness on the achilles tendon.