Encore Ice 4 Shoe
If ease and comfort are two primary goals for your winter living, the Merrell Encore Ice 4 Shoe provides the warmth and grace of a slip-on with the durability and versatility of a full winter boot. Seamlessly occupying both indoor and outdoor function and vibe, the Encore’s soft faux shearling lining warms against the cold, while the M Select GRIP outsole seeks out traction in the slick winter conditions. A comfortable midsole reduces fatigue when on your feet all day at home or in the office, and the pig suede upper resists abrasions and wear and tear for everyday use.
- Cozy slip-on for winter indoors or out
- COMFORTBASE removable footbed keeps you stepping lively all day
- M Select GRIP sole finds traction where you need it most
- Faux shearling lining adds a soft and insulating interiror
- Item #MERZ2E3
- Upper Material
- faux shearling
- FIT.TRI blended EVA
- Q FORM, Merrell Air Cushion, nylon shank
- Recommended Use
What do you think about this product?
December 29, 2020
- I've used it several times
- Runs large
- Size Bought
- 7.5 M
If this would be your first pair of the Encore Ice, then you may simply feel like you overpaid for the shoes. If you are looking to replace an older pair of Encore Ice, then you will be beyond disappointed in the decline in quality. The shoes still run about a half size big in length, average in width. However, where the fleece lining was once plush enough to make up for the sizing issue, this is no longer the case. The lining is...sparse. It does not mat into a nice thick nap. It crushes flat and provides little cushion or warmth. The leather is thinner now, too. My pair were misshapen by their placement in the shoe box and have yet to take a natural shape. The soles have a comparable tread to an older pair, but are now made of a lightweight 'foam' as opposed to a more rugged rubber. The insoles are still replaceable, but, as with the rest of the fleece lining, the fleece is thin and provides no cushion. I did not get this new pair of Encore Ice at BC. I paid quite a bit less than full price for these shoes, and I'm glad I did. Had I paid more, I would have immediately sent the shoes back. However, for the price, the cost of a return, and the hassle of a return, I kept them. I would not buy these again, especially at full price, and I can't recommend these shoes.