Reviewed by Hondo from Northern Virginia on Friday, July 8, 2016
Time will tell, but the second my 8-year-old put these on his feet, he said, "These are really comfortable". They are international sizing, and it's my sense they run a tad small. For the money, I'm sorry now that I didn't buy a second pair the next size up for when he grows out of his current size. I've owned other Merrell boots, and they are generally quite durable and well-made. I'm sure they'll hold up better than the Deer Stag boots I bought for him here at STP. Those looked like they'd survive a nuclear blast, but within eight months were wearing through in various spots, and BOTH soles separated from the mid-soles, rendering them quite useless. He usually out-grows his boots before he wears them out, but not in the case of the Deer Stags. I'm confident these Merrell's will hold up as well as his present Merrell Hiking Shoes which are doing quite well. Recommended.