For sure footing on any terrain, count on Merrell boots, hiking shoes, and other grade-A outdoor options for men, women, and kids. You'll feel confident from trails and peaks to sidewalks and beaches.
Naturally, this eco-friendly outdoor brand has roots in New England. Two ski manufacturing moguls and custom boot maker Randy Merrell teamed up to found the Merrell label in Vermont in 1981. Interestingly, their first fitted boot was the Randy Merrell Cowboy Boot, but they quickly found their wheelhouse in 1983 with The Wilderness — named the world's best boot by Backpacker Magazine. Its blue laces helped kick-start the colorful string trend for hiking boots that's still in style today. But performance is where Merrell really took off. In 1985, The Eagle became one of the first durable leather boots to use running sole technology. Merrell climbed higher in 1996 with the M2 Millennium — the first multi-sport shoe with high-tech Vibram rubber soles. After joining the family of Wolverine Worldwide brands in 1997, Merrell hit their creative stride on the fashion side by introducing the Jungle Moc — a so-called "after-sport" crossover mixing slip-on loafer comfort with rugged outsole traction — that's still a best-selling alternative to sneakers.
Today, Merrell is a top choice for variety of outdoor occasions. Campers, climbers, and nature lovers of all kinds love the Moab and Chameleon hiking shoe collections, where many styles feature breathable waterproofing from top tech like GORE-TEX. You'll also see Merrell by beaches, pools, and parks thanks to their line of cozy-yet-sturdy sandals that are not only antibacterial, but quite stylish. Of course, you can now rock their logo from head to toe. Browsing for a complete Merrell outfit is a breeze with ShoeBuy, so add matching clothing to your perfect pairs — it all ships free in the US with us!