MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots

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MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots
 
4.2

(based on 25 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Ankle support (21)
  • Sturdy/durable (19)
  • Water resistant (19)
  • Great traction (18)
  • Comfortable (17)

Cons

  • Poor laces (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Day hiking (20)
  • Harsh terrain (18)
  • Long-distance hiking (18)
  • Wet / rain (18)
  • Everyday (15)
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (9), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (16), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Kicked Trail!

By Hikin' Grover

from Ninety Six, SC

About Me Casual/Recreational, Environmentalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Ankle Support
  • Arch Support
  • Comfortable/No Break-In
  • Flexible
  • Great Traction
  • Sturdy/Durable
  • Warm
  • Water Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Day Hiking
    • Everyday
    • Harsh Terrain
    • Heavy Loads
    • Light Loads
    • Long-Distance Hiking
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

    Needed a new pair of boots to help work on ATC's Konnarock Volunteer trail crew. With next to no break-in they were very comfy. They held up to several day's abusive trail construction work, keeping my feet safe, dry, and comfortable. I put my last pair of Merrels through several years' abuse, and look forward to doing the same with these.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size, Feels true to size

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These boots are awesome.

    By Mike

    from MA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable/No Break-In
    • Flexible
    • Great Traction
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Day Hiking
      • Harsh Terrain
      • Heavy Loads
      • Light Loads
      • Long-Distance Hiking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

      I used these boots on a 22 day backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada's this summer and they worked great! We got dumped on by rain and my feet were almost completely dry just a little moisture but considering I was in poring rain for over an hour they held up well. I had only broken them in on a 3 day trip in the White Mountains before my 22 day trip and I didn't get a single blister the whole time. The only thing that could be a con is that they are not very breathable but that isn't to be expected with full grain leather boots. Also, two of the front lugs on the left boot are now missing but I was in pretty rough terrain the whole time.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Ruined my Summer

      By Ruggedman

      from Portland, ME

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Water Resistant

      Cons

      • Not Durable/ Wears Easily
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Day Hiking
      • Light Loads
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

      Bought these boots in June after trying on several in the store, seeing glowing reviews on here, and having the sales associate agree they are a solid boot. Well they were great and comfortable through the break in (about 50ish miles). After that these boots became extremely uncomfortable, leading to bursitis in my heel. My ambitions of finishing the 48 4k footers in the whites were dashed and now I'm hoping I'll heal in time for ski season. Thankfully EMS seems to be a great company and will take these in return so I can get my money back and go back to the boots I've always trusted. Aside from that I'd say these boots to offer pretty nice support, they are so-so on the slippery stuff. The tread wears very fast. The toe is starting to delaminate. And the peat of the east seems to eat away at these boots. If you enjoy hiking rocky stuff the leather is kind of thin and I'm not sure mine could even handle a rocky katahdin ascent after only 6 summits. Just hopeful my review can help someone in the future that's a similar hiker to me to skip these boots and look for something a bit more rugged.

      • Width:
      • True to size
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      painful break-in

      By Aspiring 46'r and beyond

      from Saratoga, NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Ankle Support
      • Great Traction
      • Sturdy/Durable
      • Warm
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

      • Long Break-in

      Best Uses

      • Harsh Terrain
      • Heavy Loads
      • Light Loads
      • Long-Distance Hiking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

      Let me just say i have had these boots for going on 4 weeks now.. and i have logged maybe only 20+ miles on them.. i was told they would have anywhere between a 40 and 80 mile break-in...

      they have awesome traction. Very sturdy boot. Waterproofing is great so far. torsional stability is great! however i am getting big blisters in my achilles area.....and hotspots under the big toes... when i tried them on in the store .. they fit great. no heel travel or anything.. but they must be moving around a bit.. i hope after 50 miles or so they stop doing that.

      • Width:
      • True to size
      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
       
      5.0

      I love this boot!

      By Mountain Man Neil

      from Seattle

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ankle Support
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great Traction
      • No Break-in
      • Sturdy/Durable
      • Warm
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

      • Zero Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Day Hiking
      • Everyday
      • Harsh Terrain
      • Heavy Loads
      • Light Loads
      • Long-Distance Hiking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

      I've worn 4 pairs of the perimeter boots over the past 6 years. I tried a couple other brands of boots and never had the satisfaction I get from merrel. Durable, comfortable, plus gore tex and a vibram sole. What more could you ask for...

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Stand the test of time

      By Wildirishman

      from Avon, CT

      About Me Environmentalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Traction
      • No Break-in
      • Sturdy/Durable
      • Warm
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

      • Difficult Laces

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Harsh Terrain
      • Long-Distance Hiking

      Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

      I walk many miles for work, very wet conditions. So far no boots stand up to the demands that I ask. I have bought the Vasque Wasatch and the Merrel Phaser both were dead in 6 months. These boots are excellent, I am willing to volunteer my time as a EMS field tester, to ensure others buy quality boots.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great boot

      By Red line

      from boston

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ankle Support
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great Traction
      • No Break-in
      • Sturdy/Durable
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hiking
        • Everyday
        • Harsh Terrain
        • Heavy Loads
        • Long-Distance Hiking
        • Wet Conditions

        Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

        I wear this boot about 10 hours every day I walk on railroad ballest stone Most of
        The day .
        My normal work boot last about 2 hours and feet are killing me this boot is
        Firm and I don't feel the stone which is very sharp pushing into the sole of
        My feet.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Excellent Quality

        By erikjl12

        from Deadwood South Dakota

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Ankle Support
        • Sturdy/Durable
        • Warm
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

        • Long Break-in

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Day Hiking
        • Everyday
        • Harsh Terrain

        Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

        Well built boot.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Exellent product my third pair

        By Peter M

        from Edmonton Canada

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Ankle Support
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great Traction
        • Sturdy/Durable
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Hiking
          • Harsh Terrain
          • Heavy Loads
          • Long-Distance Hiking
          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

          Used for hiking in the Rocky Mountains and on the West Coast Trail. This is my third pair. It is a shame Merrell has discontinued the product. After two seasons of use I bought a new pair and used the old pair every day for work untill the lininigs gave out.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          FAST SHIPING

          By CHADWICK

          from NORTH SALT LAKE. UTAH. 84054

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Ankle Support
          • Good Arch Support
          • Great Traction
          • No Break-in
          • Sturdy/Durable
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Day Hiking
            • Everyday
            • Harsh Terrain
            • Heavy Loads
            • Light Loads
            • Long-Distance Hiking
            • Wet Conditions

            Comments about MERRELL Men's Perimeter GTX Backpacking Boots:

            I LIVE IN UTAH WE HAVE ALOT OF OUTDOOR RETAIL STORES HERE BUT ITS EAISER FOR ME TO JUST ORDER THEM ONLINE FROM YOU THAN DRIVING AROUND EVERY WHERE TO FIND AND I ALREADY OWN THE EXACT SAME BOOT SO KNOWING THEY WILL FIT ITS A SURE THING IF NOT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE A EASY RETURN SYSTEM

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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