User Review: Merrell Men's Wilderness
I purchased these for my wife and myself as a replacement for our aging Sundowners. They were a fairly comfortable boot and performed satisfactorily for a couple hundred miles. Then, at about the same time, the soles began to delaminate on both hers and my own boots. I had them repaired a few times but finally decided it just wasn't worth the trouble anymore after one of hers came apart on a hike many miles from anywhere - a major inconvenience to say the least.
I've since read many accounts of the soles on these boots separating from the uppers. There are many hiking boots being sold for far less money, that are of much higher quality. I own, and have owned, many brands and models of hiking boots. These just don't measure up.