Merrell Waterpro Manistee
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 70 Canadian
Quickdrying lightweight, extremely breathable water shoe. Great for a variety of activities. Great construction and reasonably hardwearing.
- Value for money
- Fast drying
- Surprisingly hard-wearing
- Comfortable soles
- Very wide fit
I purchased these for hiking in Taiwan as the humidity doesnt dip below 99% and its 30-40 Celcius every day, so regular hikers were much too sweaty. They were used constantly in Taiwan for two months over concrete, rocks, grass, as well as river trekking and whitewater rafting. They were then used in Canada for over a year for fishing, walking in the summer, and for the beach. They have held up extremely well and only after many many miles did the soles become too warn and the grip was compromised for hiking on wet rocks.
They were for the most part very comfortable, and never resulted in any blistering or rubbing. The only issue I found was that the fit was quite wide, even though I have wide feet, which meant that to have a proper fitting shoe, it was a little snug on the big toe, but never uncomfortable to the point that I would not wear them.
They are an excellent product, and I would recommend them to anyone assuming they fit reasonably well.
I will retire them at the end of this summer, and will look to purchase another pair as replacement.
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With an invitation to make a splash, the Merrell Water Pro Manistee features a perforated EVA footbed, a synthetic leather and mesh upper, and Vibram traction to keep you anchored.
Merrell Mens Waterpro Manistee Shoe - The Merrell WaterPro Manistee Water Shoes for Men hold on tight and goes with the flow. Merrell Omni-Fit lacing secures a glove-like fit. Hydro-savvy perforated footbed, antimicrobial lining and drainage ports keep you comfortable soaking up the fun. Material: Synthetic leather and mesh upper, Strobel construction offer flexibility and comfort, 2mm EVA insole for comfort and shock absorption, Merrell Omni-Fit lacing system provides a precise, glove-like fit, Synthetic leather toe bumper protection, Perforated EVA footbed treated with Aegis antimicrobial solution, Molded nylon arch shank, Compression molded EVA footframe provides cushioning, Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability, Lug Depth: 3mm, Water friendly non marking sipped sole, Merrell Waterpro Light Sole/ TC5+ Rubber, Vegan friendly footwear.
- Massey's Outfitters
Wade into adventure with the Merrell WaterPro Manistee Water Shoes for men. These water shoes are designed for adventure in and out of the water. Whether you are boating, beach combing or hiking the Olympic Coast Trail, these versatile adventure shoes can handle it. The Waterpro outsoles with TC5+ rubber afford excellent traction on wet and dry surfaces, while Merrell's EVA footframe and air cushion midsole construction offer the cushioning you need for multi-surface adventure. The Manistee's unique Omni-Fit lacing system hugs your foot for a secure fit, and the water-savvy construction includes a perforated footbed and drainage ports to help water move through the shoe. The Merrell WaterPro Manistee Water Shoes for men offer all of the comforts of a lightweight hiking shoe with all of functionality of a great water shoe. The Manistee is your ticket to summer fun.
- Altrec Outdoors
Water sports aren't for spectating and this hiking shoe lets you dive right in. Durable shock absorption sub-merges with Merrell Omni-Fit synthetic mesh uppers, protective toe bumper and perforated footbed to keep feet comfortable and dry when the water's high.