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Merrell Switchback GTX
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Merrell Switchback GTX

Merrell Switchback GTX

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Merrell Switchback GTX

Manufacturer: Merrell

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Page By: delmarco

Created/Edited: Feb 26, 2008 / Feb 26, 2008

Object ID: 4835

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Product Description





Merrell Men's Switchback Gore-Tex Boot (Fall 2007) The Merrell Men's Switchback Gore-Tex Boot can go hard and go long without overload or leakage in the worst weather.In-Board molded EVA footframe with an integrated, supportive insole lowers the profile while stabilizing the foot. Molded backstay protects the Achilles; double bumpers armor the toes. Complex pattern of lugs and cleats in two densities of rubber define a highly efficient, long-term durable Vibram Hiker Sole. Features GORE-TEX Fabric Bootie Construction 2.4mm Prime Waterproof Top Grain Leather Upper 1mm Waterproof Glove Leather Collar and Waterproof Mesh Bellows Tongue Sierra GORE-TEX Lining Injection Molded TPU Heel Counter Protective Rubber Toe Bumper In-Line Bronze Double Hooks EVA Anatomical Footbed In-Board Compression Molded EVA Footframe with Grade 6 Insole Molded to Bottom Q-Form Alignment System (women) Air Cushion Midsole 6mm Sole Lug Depth Vibram Hiker Sole/Trek & Super Trek Rubber



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delmarcoGreat All 'Round Boots.

Voted 4/5

I love these boots! I got them to replace my ancient Vasque Sundowner boots and I've been happy. For $140 the comfort and waterproofness is sublime. No hotspsots or blisters after a few years and over 30 miles of walking.

PROS: Waterproof. Bargain price tag for what you get. Good ankle protection. Easy lacing. Rubber rand and heel durable on talus scrambling. Good snow traction.

CONS: Soles tend to get slippery on wet rock or mud. Outer leather either lacks proper DWR treatment or has none since it gets wet easily (even thought the Gore Tex lining will keep feet absolutely dry). Longer than average break in time.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 11:57 am

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