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Merrell Avian Light Mid Waterproof

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Merrell Avian Light Mid Waterproof hiking boot

Waterproof, good for narrow feet, super lightweight, durable Vibram sole.


  • Waterproof
  • Stays snug on feet


  • The fabric is meant to keep moisture out, however if you have sweat feet it can keep the moisture locked up within the shoe as well.

I picked up these boots after having a terrible run-in with ill fitting hiking boots. Hoping for a happier ending, I tried these on. From the first time I wore them I could tell an immediate difference. They hugged my feet and kept my heels from slipping around (which is important because I have narrow feet).

Their claim of being waterproof is absolutely correct (I can walk through rain and snow without a second thought). They are also extremely lightweight and comfortable, which makes hiking in them for hours at a time not a problem.

The only con I have is the fact that they sometimes retain the moisture from when my feet sweat during hot days, however that problem was easily solved when I began wearing high content wool socks. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60

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Price MSRP: $140.00
Historic Range: $97.99-$140.00
Reviewers Paid: $60.00
Weight 1 lb 10 oz
Sizes 5 - 11 (Half Sizes)
Materials Waterproof Nubuck, Suede, Mesh Upper
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