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Merrell - Sugarbush Braden Mid Leather Waterproof Boot - Men's

Merrell Sugarbush Braden Mid Leather Waterproof Boot - Men's

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$89.96 - $99.97 Original price:$179.95
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Item #MER00KH




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Snow Plow leather
M-Select Dry
Kinetic Fit Base
EVA, molded nylon shank
rubber, EVA
Shaft Height:
Heel Height:
Claimed Weight:
[single] 2lb 2oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Sugarbush Braden Mid Leather Waterproof Boot

Named after a beautiful valley in Vermont, the Merrell Sugarbush Braden Mid Leather Waterproof Boot is a lightweight hiking boot with old-school styling. The salt resistant leather upper coupled with a D-ring lacing system creates a classic look that is at home in the city or in the mountains. In addition to the stylistic benefits this combination also offers excellent protection from moisture and debris for long days on the trail. Additionally the Sugarbush Braden has a supportive EVA midsole and outsole, as well as a removable contoured insole so that you can get customized support for your problem areas and stay on the trail longer.

  • Classically styled lightweight boot for hiking
  • Leather upper and bellowed tongue keep debris out
  • EVA in sole adds comfort, support, and stability
  • D-ring lacing system is tried and true for long term use

Good looks with some rugged attributes.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

Let's face it, if you're hiking in these boots, you're not a hiker. They are durable for their purpose though. Add some Nikwax to these and as long as you're not wading through rivers or tramping through heavy snow they look good and hold up. (That's what Bogs are for anyway) They are warm enough to keep Montana cold out, but definitely more of a fashion statement than a work boot or a MOAB hiking shoe. I have had 2 pairs of these and they keep going. Added some shoe polish to bring back some of the rich color after a while and people asked if they were new. 3-year-old boots in picture.

Good looks with some rugged attributes.

Unwearable in winter

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11

I bought these boots in October for my new winter boots as my Doc Martins that I usually wear are not the best for the salt and snow in Rochester, NY. I couldn't fathom wearing these hiking in colder weather as my feet don't stay dry walking through the snow/slush from my parking lot into my building @ work. I am very disappointed with these as they were a decent amount of money and not at all worth it. I have opted to wear a pair of off brand hiking boots that I bought @ Sears 5 years ago instead of these as they keep my feet drier than these.


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.