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Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's

Item #: 16815

Our Price: $299.99

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The Merrell Wilderness is a legend in leather. With proper care and maintenance, the Wilderness will perform for many years. Norwegian welt construction puts a wide platform underfoot for stability and can be re-soled. One piece, top-grain leather upper with bellows tongue showcases Italian craftsmanship.
  • Original Wilderness model
  • Norwegian Welt Construction creates a classic, durable sole that can be re-soled (seam sealant sold separately)
  • Full grain leather upper (waterproof sealant sold separately)
  • Bellows tongue keeps debris out
  • Italian metal hardware
  • Tesivel? 3-bar knit lining
  • Dual density footbed
  • Microporous rubber midsole
  • 5mm Leather/TPR Insole
  • Crampon-Compatible (Strap-on Only)
  • Vibram® Roccia Block Sole/Trek Rubber
  • Weight: 3 lbs 8 ozs.
  • J01015
  • While specifically designed for durability, the premium leather and Norwegian welt construction of the Wilderness requires periodic applications of welt and leather sealant, sold separately.

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Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Stable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (9 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          100% 

          (9 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Comfort-oriented (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Best of the best

      By Tall guy

      from Olympia, WA

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

          I have had a pair of these boots for 20+ years and still going strong. XLNT full grain leather with very few seams. Great support but extremely comfortable. Doesn't get any better.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

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          5.0

          Love these boots!

          By Dan

          from VA

          About Me Comfort-oriented

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hiking

            Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

            I've had a pair of Merrell Wilderness boots for 30 years, they are great boots. Comfortable from day 1 for me, very stable, very durable, very protective, and with regular waxing they look great. Resoled once. Probably the best piece of hiking/camping equipment I've ever owned, I highly recommend these boots.

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            • Feels true to size
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            • Feels true to width

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            5.0

            Great NW mountain boot

            By klikitarik

            from Bellingham, WA

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

              Had my pair 28 years. Bought back in the original Seattle REI store in 1985. Have climbed many peaks in the Cascades and logged literally hundreds and hundreds of hiking miles in same mts. Have resoled twice, still working great. Best pair of NW mountain boots ever. Hard to believe they are making them again. Cool.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
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              • Feels true to width

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              5.0

              Had a pair for 22 years

              By Fleet of Feet

              from Georgia

              About Me Comfort-oriented

              Pros

              • Allowed Feet To Heal
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stable
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cold Weather
                • Travel

                Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

                I wore every day for almost 3 years after 2 surgeries on each foot. Started back running in these - my feet are now healed, but still wear Merrell's when my feet need rest/recovery. Mine are 22 years old, a little scuffed up...but as good as when they were new. I am going to get another pair, because my wife likes me to wear them...says I need a "dress pair".

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                • Feels true to size
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                • Feels true to width

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                5.0

                great boots

                By Sasquatch

                from Oh

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

                    20 years later they're still going and I haven't taken care off them really well. they are now grey and marked up but still are excellent boots. I may get another pair since they look so cool and retro. I hope they are still made the same as they were back in 92!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width

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                    5.0

                    THE BEST!!!

                    By jred

                    from ny ny

                    Pros

                    • Breathes Well
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Cushioning
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backpacking

                      Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

                      This boot is the best, none better, have had them 20 plus years. BUY THEM!!!!!!!!!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width

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                      5.0

                      Best Boots Ever

                      By Toroweap

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Hiker, Hunter

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backpacking

                        Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

                        I have owned a pair of these for about 12 years. They are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Granted, they take a long time to break in properly, but worth it.
                        I have worn them hiking, hunting, worn them with snow shoes, heck, I even ran a 5K race in them.
                        I've had them re-soled at least 4 times, and probably will again.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
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                        • Feels true to width

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                        5.0

                        Mine wore out after about 12 years!

                        By Mr. Bill

                        from Alameda, CA

                        About Me MountaineerBackpacker

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Stable
                        • Takes crampons

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Distance hiking

                        Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

                        Have had a pair of these for a VERY long time. Loved them and am glad to see them here.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome sturdy waterproof boot.

                        By Gold miner Mike

                        from Pacific Northwest, WA

                        About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative, Gold miner hiker, High-end shopper, Stylish

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Cushioning
                        • Stable
                        • Warm

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Cold Weather
                          • Wet Weather

                          Comments about Merrell Wilderness Original Hiking Boot - Men's:

                          One of the best pair of boots I've bought.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
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                          • Feels true to width

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                          • Q:

                            Does this boot have a shank? If so is it 1/2, 3/4, full? If so, what material is the shank made from?
                            Asked on 10/30/2013 by Zoltarswim from Sierras, California

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This boot has a full steel shank.

                              Answered on 10/31/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                          • Q:

                            does the boot size run true? i am a 12 and have been told this boot runs a bit on the small side. wondered if i should go up to 12.5
                            Asked on 4/6/2012 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              It is advised to order 1/2 size up to accommodate for padded hiking socks and the physiological when backpacking.

                              Answered on 4/6/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                          • Q:

                            Are these a wide toe box? What is the width?
                            Asked on 9/21/2011 by Joe from Omak, WA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Merrell Men's Wilderness Norwegian Welted Traditional Boot 01015 has a wider toe box.

                              Answered on 9/23/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                          • Q:

                            Are these boots made in Italy?
                            Asked on 1/22/2011 by johnny from PA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, this boot is made in Italy.

                              Answered on 1/24/2011 by Betty
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