Set phasers to "support".
Carrying heavy loads takes a toll on your feet, but Merrell's Phaserbound Women's Waterproof Backpacking Boot lays down the support and stability you need to cruise through alpine meadows, up rock-covered trails, and across exposed ridges. The Phaserbound's classic full-grain leather upper is tougher and more supportive than modern mesh constructions, but Merrell also oufitted the boot with an external instep and heel stability arm, so you don't have to worry about rolling an ankle on rocky climbs, slick descents, and sidehills.
Inside the Phaserbound, an M Select Fit.Eco contoured EVA footbed provides comfortable arch support and natural odor control, so your boots don't stink after a long, hard ascent. You'll stay happy even if it rains thanks to the boot's M Select Dry waterproof and breathable membrane, which repels rain without causing sweat to build up. Outside, a Vibram TC5+ outsole keeps you from slipping and sliding, and the hook and webbing lace loops let you nail down a snug and precise fit to help increase stability and eliminate blisters.
- Full-grain leather upper
- M Select Dry waterproof and breathable membrane
- M Select Fit.Eco contoured EVA footbed
- Natural odor control
- Metal hook and webbing lace loops
- External instep and heel stability arm
- Vibram TC5+ outsole
- Item #MER009V
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8
I purchased these boots 2 months ago. I walk miles every day and needed a boot that was both waterproof and had good support. These boot fit the bill. My feet are never tired and even though they are light weight, they have great support.