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Anyone heard of Merrell shoes? I am looking for a good shoe for my upcoming trip to Scotland/England. I saw some Merrell shoes I like, but I have never heard of this brand.
 

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My parents both use merrel shoe/boots during the winter. Supposedly they are really good and comfortable, they almost swear by it. The fit is just not for my feet, so I can't speak for myself.
 

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I have used and like Merrell (sp?) shoes and sandals. The are sturdy and comfortable if the shape of their "last" suits the unique shape of your feet (width, height of arch, contour of instep, etc.). Try before you buy!!! There is nothing quite as certain to kill a trip that sore feet. Shoe companies use different shaped "lasts" and comfort depends on getting it right (so does sole wear).

Break 'em in before your trip - I like to wear new boots (and I have done this with ski boots ;) ) around the house for a while. Take lots of socks.

Happy wandering!! :D
 

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They have been around for some time and are a pretty good brand. I have a couple pairs of slip ons and a pair of their sandal/shoes that I wear like crazy. I like them because they can accomdate my orthotics and they last.
 

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Try before you buy and don't skimp on the socks. I pay $15/pair for hiking socks and consider it a bargain.

Try some outlets like Cost Mountain Sports where you can compare the initial feel of the shoes. I think the hiking boots I got earlier this year are Merrel. Quite comfy, not ridiculously heavy and priced around $150.
 

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Well after walking in the store trying many different shoes on I ended up with a pair of Men's Thermo Multi-sport.
Footwear - Hiking / Outdoor - Men - Merrell Men's Thermo Multi-sport Blk/Blue/Tan -SportChek.ca

A really nice fit and waterproof which should be good for the wonderful UK weather. Regarding socks: I have always worn dress socks, not because I dress up but because I prefer the thin socks. What are the benefits to hiking socks? I will be doing some light hiking on this trip up in the highlands.
 

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Those look nice! Hiking socks are usually what they are made of - you want to make sure for one that your socks don't give you blisters in that they fit right and that they wick moisture away. Wool and cotton are the best fibres. These usually cost a bit more. You know your own feet - you know what to do. I hope those work well for you!
 

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My favorite hiking socks are Ultimax by Wigwam. I prefer the mid height as they come up just above the boot. They fit snugly and really cushion the foot. They feel great on your feet even without shoes on. They wick moisture away from the foot which reduces blisters and the mesh sides and top keep the foot cool on the hottest of days.

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I have used Merrels for close to 10 years now. Great, comfortable shoes.
 

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Sinc,

I hope you aren't referring to my post. I'm not sure why the link came up as Open DNS as I merely copied and pasted the link to the sock site. Just trying to help.

If you are referring to another post, then I'll leave it to the poster to respond.
 

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Sinc,

I hope you aren't referring to my post. I'm not sure why the link came up as Open DNS as I merely copied and pasted the link to the sock site. Just trying to help.

If you are referring to another post, then I'll leave it to the poster to respond.
No sir. The post I referred to was removed. Not to worry. Sorry if it appeared that way Macified. :)
 
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