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Merrell SightsMerrell footwear has established its name in the USA, Canada, Europe, and several Asian countries as a footwear brand that manufactures high performance footwear. The company offers a wide range of hiking, sports, and casual shoes for men, women, kids, and infants too.

Company History

Merrell footwear was established in 1981 by Randy Merrell, Clark Matis, and John Schweitzer. The founders wanted to offer a wide range of affordable footwear to avid enthusiasts that loved hiking. The company started with manufacturing plants in Italy and released its products during the year 1983.

The company changed a few hands from 1987 and is currently owned by Wolverine World Wide. The parent company introduced several new products into the market after buying Merrell in 1997. The company also started product expansion by introducing casual shoes as well as clothing, bags, hats, socks, and other accessories.

The company uses several cutting-edge technologies and materials to manufacture its products. These include their M Select Dry, Warm, Wick, and Wind technologies that make use of special materials to provide optimum protection in harsh environments. Merrell also manufactures vegan-friendly products that make use of 100 percent synthetic materials for their animal-friendly customers.

Company Products

Merrell offers a wide range of products for men and women that include cold weather, hiking, and casual boots. For instance, the men’s Norsehund Alpha Waterproof hiking boots are extremely light and tough at the same time. These boots offer excellent ankle support are designed to expel moist air and yet retain hot air to keep feet dry and warm when hiking up mountains in the cold.

Similarly the Women’s Snowbound Mid Waterproof boots from Merrell features PU coated leather and nylon upper along with waterproof Nubuck. This keeps feet dry and warm in varying weather conditions. The Merrell air cushion design for the heel of these boots ensures added stability and absorbs shocks to the heels.

The company’s footwear range also includes durable and comfortable sandals and slip-ons for men and women. These include the Traveler Fisher sandals for women that include leather and canvas upper along with breathable mesh lining. These sandals also feature the M Select Fresh odor control to prevent undesired odors. The Traveler Tit Slide slip-ons for men feature a leather and canvas upper along with molded nylon arch shank. These too feature the M Select Fresh odor control treatment to prevent unwanted odors.

In addition, the company offers clothing for men and women that include outerwear, mid-layers, shirts, tees, pants, and shorts. The women’s range additionally features dresses and skirts.

The company also offers footwear for all seasons for kids and infants. Merrell has also diversified into bags. These include The Top Load Pack, the Men’s Westervelt Tablet, Daily Brief, the Korey Carry On, the Clamshell Pack, and the Range Duffle, among others.

Merrell also offers hats, scarves, socks, and insoles for men and women. All these allied products ensure that their customers can explore the wild or their cities in a safe, comfortable, and stylish way.

Merrell has established very high standards when it comes to footwear as well as other allied products that combine style, functionality, and durability. The company has won several awards and their boots have scaled several peaks including K2 and Mount Everest. The company continues to introduce innovative footwear and accessories for satisfied clients and is slowly expanding its base, one continent at a time.

Posted March 14, 2014 by Justin Ott

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