Merrell Waterpro Gange
Materials: velcro, leather,
Use: canoe camping
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $74 + tax, on sale
I bought these sandals to wear backcountry canoe camping on the last weekend of the summer. I was excited to have a replacement for hiking boots that I could use on land and in water.
As soon as I got them wet the velcro on the heel straps let go. This turned the shoe into a slip-in sandal, that didn't even fit very well no matter how tight I pulled the foot straps across the front, my foot slid around inside especially when wet.
I ended up using a shoe lace to "lace" up the back, as no matter how much you pushed on the velcro heel straps, they just wouldn't stay closed. A Total waste of money.
I have the Women's Waterpro Gange. All I can say is, you probably should just stay aware from the entire "Waterpro" Series.
I wore mine for the first time on the camping trip. The heel straps came undone every few steps (quite annoying). I wasn't even wearing them in the water. I actually had to put them away and wear my $10 Walmart flipflops instead. How's that for performance?!
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Get outside with the vegan-friendly Men's Waterpro Ganges aqua sport sandal from Merrell. The synthetic leather upper features two adjustable straps with Velcro closures for a snug, custom fit; a removable heel strap offers versatility and stability. Aegis antimicrobial treatment fights odor in the soft Lycra /neoprene lining and the EVA footbed. The lugged, water-friendly, non-marking, razor-siped Vibram ProWater outsole with TC5+ sticky rubber ensures the ultimate in grip, stability, and abrasion resistance on wet and dry surfaces.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version