Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof Boot
The Merrell Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof Boot stays warm through cold winter afternoons post holing through frozen trails. A polyurethane coating keeps water out of the shoe, and M Select WARM insulation holds heat inside the shoe for a warm feel while trekking through hard packed and icy snow. The Vibram Arctic Grip sole provides ample traction over slick surfaces, while the EVA midsole adds support and comfort that lasts the whole duration of the hike.
- Tackle snowy trails and sidewalks alike in a durable, warm boot
- Polyurethane coating shields out moisture when trekking in snow
- M Select WARM insulation traps warmth for a warm, comfortable feel
- Vibram Arctic Grip sole handles slick surfaces in snowy conditions
- EVA midsole offers supportive comfort while worn all day
- Q & A
Where's the leather? Misleading sizing
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 11.5
It took less than 60 seconds to convince me to return these, primarily because of the sizing. Secondarily, because of misleading descriptors. I find zero leather in this boot, which isn't a deal breaker, but if it's all synthetic, then say so.
The only scenario that makes sense with the sizing is the exterior of the boot may indeed be consistent with the stated size, however after adding the insulation, the inside dimension seems to drop by almost a full size, plus it becomes a 'narrow'. I even ordered a half size larger than my size just to ensure they'd be roomy enough.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
The top shoe lace eyelets have a metal backing plate that will dig into the ball of your ankle with every step you take.
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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.