Merrell Forestbound Mid WP Hiking Boot Review


ProductMerrell ForestBound Mid WP

Price: R1 899.90 – R2,299.00 or $129.95

Weight: Men 456g / Women 384g

Features: Comfortable / Light-weighted / Excellent grip / Orthotic friendly / Removable Insole

Use: Hiking / Backpacking

Cut: Mid Cut

Waterproof: Yes

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10


Merrell ForestBound Mid WP – Overview

This hiking boot is in my option the best affordable, all-around hiking boot. It’s a comfortable mid-cut boot made out of leather, mesh upper, and rubber sole. It is a lace-up boot and light-weighted with an Orthotic Insole. The boot is waterproof up until the “Dry” mark. The boot has an excellent grip, doesn’t matter if you are on rocks, sand, or mud.

Merrell ForestBound Mid WP

I bought a black pair of Merrell ForestBound hiking boots two months before I went on a moderate but rocky multi-day hike. I wore the shoes almost every day to work (they look very neat with jeans or pants). I also tried to do a few day hikes during weekends just to get used to the boots and in no time my feet were used to them.

I did however treat the Merrell ForestBound Mid WP hiking boots with Authur Jack’s Protector as it provides a shield against water penetration and oil staining but I have done this for all my leather products.

It did rain on my hike and my feet were dry and kept dry for the whole hike. I was blister-free and my feet never got tired in my pair of Merrell ForestBound hiking boots.

The only reason I don’t give it full marks is I want to test the durability, I know Merrells is a “never-say-die” kind of shoe but I shall put this shoe through its paces and then will update my review again.Merrell ForestBound Mid WP Rubber Sole


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4 thoughts on “Merrell Forestbound Mid WP Hiking Boot Review”

  1. Danijela says:

    Dear Cornelia,
    I am very happy to have come across this site and this text. I love hiking and participating in organized tours at least once a month. We walk on quite inaccessible terrain with frequent weather disasters so I know how important it is to have good footwear. It once happened to me that I went in poor quality sneakers that made me blisters. It was so exhausting and horrible! Since then, I have been looking for sneakers that will protect my foot well from injuries and rain. These Merrells boots are not only very high quality but also look beautiful. I definitely plan to order them!
    Thank you for such a useful text that allows us to hike comfortably!
    Greetings, Danijela

    1. Cornelia says:

      Hi Danijela, ouch for the blisters, thank you for the comment, and enjoy the hiking.

  2. Ivan says:

    Thanks for sharing your Merrell Forestbound Mid WP Hiking Boot review. I’ve seen a few reviews from other sites but your site was my #1 choice to get more information. It’s awesome to see that you actually own a pair and have a first-hand experience with these shoes. Awesome! Thanks again for sharing this post and keep up the good work!

    1. Cornelia says:

      Hi Ivan, you’re welcome.

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