Merrell Ontario Suede Mid Boot - Men's
- Upper Material:
- performance suede
- Merrell Kinetic Fit BASE
- EVA, Merrell Air Cushion
- Vibram Megagrip
- Claimed Weight:
- 1lb 8oz
- Recommended Use:
- backpacking, hiking, ultralight backpacking
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- limited lifetime
Ontario Suede Mid Boot
Suede hiking boots have been trudging up hiking trails all over the world for years, and thanks to the Merrell Ontario Suede Mid Boot they will continue to for the foreseeable future. This classic hiking boot boasts a durable and stylish suede upper, cushioned and supportive EVA midsole, and a reliably grippy Vibram outsole that all combine to get you from the trailhead to the summit in style.
- Classic hiking boot for confident strides and fun adventures
- Suede upper handles abrasive rocks and snags on sticks with ease
- Mesh lining boosts breathability to keep feet dry and comfortable
- Kinetic fit Base removable footbed provides flexible support
- EVA midsole combines with air cushion heed for stability, cushion
- Tongue bellows keep sticks and debris out of your socks
- Vibram Megagrip soles with 3mm lugs offer sticky grip on the trail
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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.