- January 23 2012
We finally got snow where I live, and I took these out for a test run. The boots are excellent. It was very icy, and the tread grip was outstanding. I discussed sizing with a person on Live Chat, and decided to size up 1/2 size. This was the right choice. They are very comfortable. I always have cold toes, and these helped quite a bit. My feet stayed dry and warm. I highly recommend these boots.
- March 15 2011
Comfortable and Warm
These boot were comfortable right out of the box. They aren't stiff and I didn't suffer sore ankles like I have with other boots with a similar style. They are warm, waterproof, and the soles have deep lugs that offer traction on the snow and ice. There is a D-ring for gaiters and a lip on the heel to hold a snowshoe binding in place. I did buy 1/2 size larger to fit a thicker sock but I always to that with winter boots.
- February 12 2011
Great pair of winter boots!
I bought these to replace a 9 year old pair of Columbia boots. These boot live up to my expectations! They are well made, very padded around the ankle, warm and waterproof. Though I did find they run a little narrow and I would suggest sizing a half a size up when ordering. Heavy socks, I found, are not needed when wearing these. I will have these boots for years to come. Merrell makes a great product!
- February 12 2011
Toledo Frozen Tundra
Well, like most of the other reviews, I think this is one tough little boot! It's stiff around the ankle... but it might be due to the great insulation! I doubt that any snow will make its way down the top, because you're able to lace them up tightly. Unfortunately, after wearing mine around the house for a day,they felt a bit snug with a medium weight sock on, so I am returning them for a size up. Overall though, the quality of this boot is great and is perfect for winter hiking in some decent snow!
- January 12 2011
Great winter hiking boot!
I just bought these boots and have only worn them a couple of times hiking. The fit is true to size as with all Merrell shoes I have purchased are comfortable. They kept my feet warm and dry in the 10 degree weather hiking in in knee deep snow. They are very lightweight for warm, waterproof winter boots. They are pretty stiff and will take a little longer to 'break in' than regular hiking boots, but will definately be worth it as they keep my feet warm and dry without weighing me down while hiking in the snowy MT mountains!