Merrell Snowmotion 6 Waterproof
Price Paid: $180
Warm and comfortable indeed. I bought these in January 2010 in NYC, and 'broke them out' in January 2011 in Argentina. They survived Torres del Paine for 9 days, and then simply fell apart in Laguna del los Tres near El Chalten, after 3 weeks of use.
Quite a disappointment: the toebox of the right shoe detached on its left side from the sole of the shoe. I tried going to cobblers in El Calafate, El Chalten and Bariloche - everyone said it's impossible ('es plastico! no es possible!').
I tried fixing it myself with plastic glue, and it lasted for a few days. I used leather inside and outside, compromising on water-proofing, but it still wouldn't last for long. The sole started detaching shortly after, and then the other (left) shoe showed a crack in the top of it, next to the laces-area. This was only a month and a half after first use.
These shoes were stored in a cool, dry place and were not on display for long. They were treated with respect and simply did not last. Too bad.
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Merrell Snowmotion 6 Lace-up Hiking Boot - Comfort Rated to -40 F. Whether snowshoeing or hiking, these boots will keep your feet extremely warm in the cold. Insulated with PrimaLoft and Polartec Thermal Pro 200 for warmth; treated with Aegis Microbe Shield for anti-microbial protection. TPU back stay with snowshoe strap ridge easily clips into snowshoes. Imported.
- Eddie Bauer
With plenty of insulation, these Merrell Snowmotion 6 waterproof boots protect feet from the chill of winter weather when you're out for a walk in the snow or helping the kids built that igloo. Waterproof leather and double-density thermoplastic urethane (TPU) uppers provide exceptional protection against extreme conditions. Lace-up design offers a quick and secure fit; baffled tongues keep out debris, snow and moisture. Features Polartec(R) 200 Thermo insulating linings over 200g PrimaLoft(R) insulation to maximize warmth. Linings are treated with an antimicrobial treatment to deter odor development and keep boots fresh. Features molded TPU shells and backstays with snowshoe strap ridges; front gaiter D-rings simplify gaiter use. Removable Coldproof(TM) Ortholite(R) insulating footbeds add cushioning, additional odor control and insulation. Insoles feature reflective silver film sandwiched between insulating polyester layers to prevent conductive heat loss to the ground. Compression-molded EVA midsoles and Air Cushion heel pockets absorb shock and cushion feet. Rugged Vibram(R) rubber outsoles deliver superb snow, ice and slush performance.
Lower on the snow stake, but still high on utility; Merrell's Snowmotion 6 Waterproof Boot for men are built for battle. Theya re protected by a double density TPU waterproof shell and full waterproof construction. Insulating ActiveHeat insoles and ColdProof footbeds provide bonus warmth down below. Thermo 6 soles are sure to keep you anchored through slick and thin.
- Altrec Outdoors
CLOSEOUTS . With the look of a hiking boot and the soul of a winter boot, Merrell’s Snowmotion 6 boots are light on weight but heavy on warmth and waterproof protection. A combination of Polartec(R) 200 thermo fleece lining and PrimaLoft(R) insulation keep feet warm up top, and a ColdProof footbed prevents cold from seeping in from below. Double-density TPU waterproof shell with nubuck Padded collar and gusseted tongue Removable OrthoLite(R) cushioned insole with AEGIS Microbe Shield(R) antimicrobial treatment EVA midsole Lugged Vibram(R) Thermo 6 outsole Height: 4- ” Weight: 2 lb. 14 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Visit our Winter Boot Guide Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
- Sierra Trading Post