Bought these from woot a couple of weeks ago and remembered why I don’t buy Merrell’s. Toebox is not roomy compared to competitors, go up a half size.
I can wear with thin cotton socks but none of my wool hiking socks fit with them. They’re a good shoe, They’ll ease a bit when broken in but definitely limiting hikes in them to under an hour for now.
Looks $3 cheaper at Amazon.
I would not recommend you buy a serious trail shoe without trying it on. I bought this shoe but I went to REI and tried on a lot of different shoes and wore them all over the store to be sure that they wouldn’t hurt me. This is a good shoe and I have used it on the trails here in Arizona without problems.
Eh, not when you actually went through all the sizes and colors. A couple were close though so we ended those size/colors.