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- Trail-running-specific Vibram Release sole provides traction in nearly any terrain
- Forefoot shock absorption pad keeps foot pain at bay
- Reflective panels for visibility on your way home
- Dynamic Fit Lacing system offers a precise and secure fit
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How does this hiking shoe compare with a...
How does this hiking shoe compare with a merrel counterpart?
It's a mudder!
I bought this shoe because it was on sale and was a chance to check out Patagonia foot wear. I intended to use it as a go to shoe for hiking, camping, canoeing etc, but didn't have very high expectations for the shoe as a trail runner. I've put some miles on the shoe up in the North Georgia mountains and I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it works on the trails. It's not what I would call nimble or quick so you have to be deliberate in really technical terrain but it provides awesome cushioning over rocks and roots. It has great traction in soot, mud, wet rock etc. and I haven't experienced any hot spots. It's one of those shoes that does every job pretty well and you just don't notice it's there. What more can you ask for?
Good shoe, but...
The shoe is well designed, sturdy, and looks good. The fit is perhaps a bit narrow, but not unreasonably so (I wear an 11.5). They do well in the field and around town, and are pretty much my "go to" shoe. But, after only 8 months the sole began to delaminate from the heel (made in China) and I am in the process of returning them to BC. That said, I think I will order another pair and give them a second try on the hope this was a manufacturing fluke.