Poor fit, awful sole...
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 8
I bought these specifically because Merrell advertises them with a Vibram sole. And yes, there is the Vibram symbol on the bottom. But my first step in these nearly resulted in a fall. From the toe section up, it's like the sole is a different material and about as slippery as a piglet covered in baby oil. I have more Merrells than I can count and always wear an 8.5, but sized down to an 8 and they were huge. There is a raised bit where I believe the joints of your toes are supposed to fit in front of, but in order to tighten them enough to wear (whilst skating across the tile floor), that section ended up uncomfortably under my big toe joint proper. The ankle strap is too high and rubs. Merrell, what gives? These are kind of awful. Happy Backcountry.Com is so great about returns. This situation was not their problem, but I understand why these are on sale.