There's no such thing as 'snowbound' when you can get out in the Snowbound Boot.
When the white stuff comes down so hard and fast that wheeled transportation comes to a standstill, lace up the Merrell Women's Snowbound Mid Waterproof Boot and get where you're going under your own power. Bitter cold and piles of snow won't keep you indoors when you have this super-warm, waterproof boot to get you outdoors, either to stay on schedule or simply to enjoy having the streets to yourself.
- TPU waterproof shell and coated leather in the upper keep your feet dry when you step in a slushy puddle
- 200g Opti-Warm insulation traps warmth without adding a lot of bulk to the boot
- Conductor Fleece lining provides additional warmth, and is treated with Aegis odor-control technology
- EVA footbed offers a supportive fit, and can be removed
- Molded nylon shank supports your arch
- Compression-molded EVA footframe and Merrell Air Cushion in the heel offer cushioning and add stability
- Merrell Snowbound sole features sticky rubber for secure traction on icy surfaces
- Rated for comfort down to -40F/-40C
- Item #MER0387
- Q & A
First things first. I am not sure if the boots run a little large or not. If they do it is by about half a size. I am kind of a tweener and so depending on the company either take a 7.5 or 8. I chose incorrectly in this case. With that said I am unsure if having the correct size would make these boots fit perfectly or not. As they are they work well for even terrain hiking/walking and siting/standing around outside in the cold. This is another reason why the boots are not getting as high of a rating. I knew I was going to be working outside in them through the winter/spring in the desert of Idaho so wanted something warm (my extremities get cold very very easily). Rated to -40 sounded right up my ally and then I would be able to use it during the winters in the Canadian prairies. The boots do keep my feet toasty standing and sitting outside until the temps start dropping below freezing. I would say that my feet don't really start getting cold and uncomfortable until the temp is at about 28F. I think I would be more in love with these boots if they had one more sets of "eyelets" so that I could cinch it down better and they actually kept my feet warm down to 25F. Otherwise the boots are snow and bird poop proof and the tongue that comes all the way up is great for keeping stuff out of the boot. Would love to give it a 4 but just can't as I can't wear the boots for any extensive off trail/uneven terrain hikes.
Is this boot good for any kind of hiking...
Is this boot good for any kind of hiking or ruff terrain?
I am not sure if my boots are just a half size too large or the boots just don't cinch done enough but my feet move around in the boots once I get off train on uneven terrain.