User Review: Merrell Men's Wilderness
Price Paid: $225
I wore these for six years, from 1987-93. They were a Littleway welted boot with an all-leather lining at the time. Very comfortable, easy to break in. Reasonably easy to waterproof. Wear was the main problem -- the lining wore out and tore near the heel counter, and the sole separated from the midsole more than once. Also, the boots softened a lot over time -- they were not truly sturdy enough for a large hiker with a large pack.