Review about Merrell Forestbound Mid WP Hiking Boot
Product: Merrell 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
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Merrell ForestBound Mid WP – Overview
It’s a comfortable mid-cut boot made out of leather, mesh upper, and rubber sole. This 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.
I bought a black pair of Merrell ForestBound hiking boots two months before I went on a moderate but rocky multi-day hike.
The shoes were worn almost every day to work (it looked 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.
Did I treat the Merrell Forestbound?
Yes, I did 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.
Would I recommend the Merrell Forestbountd?
This hiking boot is in my option the best affordable, all-around hiking boot.
I had the opportunity to see if it was waterproof as it did rain on my hike and my feet were dry and kept dry for the whole hike.
My feet was blister-free and they 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.
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