Step into winter.
Take warmth and walking comfort to the next level with the Merrell Women's Encore Ice Shoe. From avoiding the frigid treachery of your tiled bathroom floor to braving the trek down your driveway to grab the paper, this cozy slide features a suede upper, faux fur lining, and fleece footbed for relentlessly plush, warm comfort in the dead of winter. The QForm Comfort midsole and air cushion in the heel provide you with support through each and every step, while the sticky rubber outsole grips slick, icy surfaces when you decide to venture outside.
- Warm, comfortable slide shoe for running errands or relaxing
- Suede upper delivers comfort and durability
- Faux fur lined fleece footbed offers exceptional coziness
- Dual-density midsole provides women-specific cushioning
- Grippy rubber outsole adds traction on slick surfaces
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Got these for my mom, here's what she has to say!
"I have been wanting a slide in winter clog, warm to the feet, sole meant for ice for a long time. Just for those quick jaunts outside - grab the mail, let out the dog, get the dog back in - without having to sit and lace up."
Mom Loves Them
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
My Mom loves these things. She had her last pair for EVER and they were finally wearing out, so I got her a fresh pair and she was ecstatic. I believe what she likes is that they are comfortable (first and foremost), and relatively versatile so that she can wear them around to many places throughout her day. Given how much use she got out of her last pair, I had no problem paying the price for them I'd say they are a great value.
From what I gather she wears these in her usual size so sounds like they are true to size.
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- 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.