Verified Buyer Reviewed by ARK from California on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Didn't need any breaking in or anything! Went on my first hike in them after a rainstorm, stepped in puddles and mud. Came out with dry feet and no slipping. They're so comfortable, I wouldn't shut up about how comfy they were, the boyfriend got jealous and had to go buy his own Merrells. I don't think i'll ever need another pair of hiking shoes. I got the blue/teal and they're super fun colors.