As adaptable as the shape-shifting reptile it's inspired by, this Mid Waterproof Hiker features protection, stability, and ultra-lightweight construction to take you farther. M Select DRY BARRIER waterproofing keeps water out while allowing vapor to escape—so you stay dry and comfortable. And the Kinetic Fit BASE contoured insole and Air Cushion in the heel team up to provide the comfort Merrell is famous for.
High marks for stability
Sitting beneath the midsole, FlexPlate protects and stabilizes the foot by cupping the heel and providing torsional stability—meaning the Boot won't twist on difficult terrain. It also absorbs and disperses shock, too. And it's durable…both impact-resistant and able to withstand extreme conditions. But best of all, FlexPlate is paired with a durable Vibram XS Trek Evo outsole for the optimal balance of traction, responsiveness and durability.