User Review: Merrell Wilderness
Materials: full grain leather
Use: rough trail with heavy pack; dayhikes
Break-in Period: 8 years
Price Paid: $220
I bought these to replace my beloved Pivettas eight years ago. I have had nothing but blisters and wet feet with them. The removable footbed slips backward, creating ridges that blister both heel and toe. The sole separated from the welt on both toes. The tongue leaks. They are now officially reserved for splitting wood and digging holes.