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Merrell - Encore Ice 4 Shoe - Women's

Merrell Encore Ice 4 Shoe - Women's

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$59.98 - $83.96 Original price:$119.95
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Item #MERZ2E3




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
faux shearling
FIT.TRI blended EVA
Q FORM, Merrell Air Cushion, nylon shank
Recommended Use:

Encore Ice 4 Shoe

If ease and comfort are two primary goals for your winter living, the Merrell Encore Ice 4 Shoe provides the warmth and grace of a slip-on with the durability and versatility of a full winter boot. Seamlessly occupying both indoor and outdoor function and vibe, the Encore’s soft faux shearling lining warms against the cold, while the M Select GRIP outsole seeks out traction in the slick winter conditions. A comfortable midsole reduces fatigue when on your feet all day at home or in the office, and the pig suede upper resists abrasions and wear and tear for everyday use.

  • Cozy slip-on for winter indoors or out
  • COMFORTBASE removable footbed keeps you stepping lively all day
  • M Select GRIP sole finds traction where you need it most
  • Faux shearling lining adds a soft and insulating interiror

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 7.5 M

If this would be your first pair of the Encore Ice, then you may simply feel like you overpaid for the shoes. If you are looking to replace an older pair of Encore Ice, then you will be beyond disappointed in the decline in quality.

The shoes still run about a half size big in length, average in width. However, where the fleece lining was once plush enough to make up for the sizing issue, this is no longer the case. The lining is...sparse. It does not mat into a nice thick nap. It crushes flat and provides little cushion or warmth. The leather is thinner now, too. My pair were misshapen by their placement in the shoe box and have yet to take a natural shape.

The soles have a comparable tread to an older pair, but are now made of a lightweight 'foam' as opposed to a more rugged rubber. The insoles are still replaceable, but, as with the rest of the fleece lining, the fleece is thin and provides no cushion.

I did not get this new pair of Encore Ice at BC. I paid quite a bit less than full price for these shoes, and I'm glad I did. Had I paid more, I would have immediately sent the shoes back. However, for the price, the cost of a return, and the hassle of a return, I kept them.

I would not buy these again, especially at full price, and I can't recommend these shoes.


Footwear & Sandals
Men's Footwear   Women's Footwear
7 40 6.5 25 6 36 3.5 23
7.5 41 7 25.5 6.5 37 4 23.5
8 41.5 7.5 26 7 37.5 4.5 24
8.5 42 8 26.5 7.5 38 5 24.5
9 43 8.5 27 8 38.5 5.5 25
9.5 43.5 9 27.5 8.5 39 6 25.5
10 44 9.5 28 9 40 6.5 26
10.5 44.5 10 28.5 9.5 40.5 7 26.5
11 45 10.5 29 10 41 7.5 27
11.5 46 11 29.5 10.5 42 8 27.5
12 46.5 11.5 30 11 42.5 8.5 28
12.5 47 12 30.5 11.5 43 9 28.5
13 48 12.5 31        
14 49 13 32        
15 50 14 33        
16 51 15 34        
Men's SandalsWomen's Sandals
7 40 6 25 5 36 3 22
8 41 7 26 6 37 4 23
9 42 8 27 7 38 5 24
10 43 9 28 8 39 6 25
11 44 10 29 9 40 7 26
12 45 11 30 10 41 8 27
13 46 12 31 11 42 9 28
14 47 13 32        
15 48 14 33        
Merrell Sizing Notes:
Merrell boots are designed to fit like your street shoes.
When ordering Merrell boots, shoes, or sandals, you should reference your normal shoe size.
What to Expect:
A snug fit in the heel: In a stride, your foot bends at the ball, and the heel tries to pull away from the boot.
Because of Merrell's precise fit, the upper follows the heel. This prevents the slipping and sliding that eventually causes blisters.
Snug over the instep: Besides preventing the toes from sliding forward when you go down hill, a precise instep fit gives you internal control.
When you're standing on sloping rocks, the boot sole doesn't sideslip underneath you.
Toe Room: Merrell gives plenty of room to the toes. This room, combined with a sturdy toe box, protects the toes from getting bashed by rocks.
Choosing Socks:
For Hiking Boots choose heavyweight, thick, dense socks, with or without a liner sock.
For Multi-Sport choose light-or medium-weight dense socks.
Before You Take Your Merrells to the Trail:
1) Try your new boots on over the correct sock combination without lacing.
Stand and push your toes forward so they touch the front of the boot.
You should be able to slip one finger into the space behind your heel.
If there isn't enough room, the boot is probably too small and you should try the next half-size larger.
For boots to be used while carrying a moderate-to-heavy pack, a full finger space is recommended.
2) Tap your heel back in the heel cup and lace the boot.
The boot should feel snug across the ball, around the instep, and in the heel.
The arch should be comfortably supported and the toes should be free to wiggle and curl.
3) To check the fit in the heel, walk up an incline. The heel should lift a maximum of 1/2 inch (1.75cm).
4) The toes should not jam into the front of the boot.
Checkthis by walking down an incline or tap your toe lightly into the floor or against the wall. If the boot fits correctly, the toes should gently touch the end of the boot.