Information about Merrell Westward Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)
Closeouts. Whatever direction your feet are pointed, Merrell's Westward hiking boots provide the support and durability you need to reach your destination. The smooth and strong yak leather upper is complemented by a lugged Vibram® rubber outsole.
Goodyear welt construction enhances durability
Lining is treated with AEGIS Microbe Shield® to reduce odor
Padded collar and tongue
Merrell Air Cushion® in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
Vibram® rubber outsole with 5mm lugs for excellent grip
Reviewed by SecretAsianMan from South Carolina on Saturday, August 11, 2012
1) The boots are hard to get on and off. Whatever the lining is tends to catch your socks.
2) One of the reasons they are hard to get on and off is because these don't lace like other hiking boots. The top two aren't the cross-over lace, they're riveted in place, so you can't really tighten them as well as you can with other boots.
3) They gave me a blister on my left heel. Two different times. At first I thought it was just my dog pulling me funny, but I went on a short hike without the dog and I ended up getting a blister on my left heel again.
Reviewed by pcveill from York PA on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I love these boots they fit perfectly I bought the second pair because Merril discontinued them I hope they bring them back in a year or so I have apair I wear for work/casual and the second I bought for Motor cycle riding
Arch Type: High Arch
Best Uses: Every day and MotorCycle
Cons: Merril discontinued them, Merrile discontinued them
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, FIT perfectly, Good Arch Support, Great Traction, No Break-in, Sturdy/Durable
Reviewed by Frog the jumper from Albany, NY on Thursday, January 19, 2012
Merrill went with a very strange design on these boots -- the Norwegian welt was nice to see, but the leather appeared very thin, plus it was unpadded, like a budget version of the Wilderness. Fairly light, which is nice. My biggest beef was instead of hooks to lace the top part of the boot, they put in these strange tube-like metal things for the laces to go through. They were very difficult to lace up that way, and of course not quick. I think it's a terrible design, and I sent them back (they also didn't fit me that well). I have a 10-year-old pair of Merrill Wilderness boots that I would still keep using if they weren't worn out too much.