Comfortable, sturdy and reliable.
Day one in my Merrell Sugarbush Waterproof boots, I walked seven miles up and down San Francisco's hills with my athletic mother. We sauntered along Chestnut Street and through Fort Mason headed to Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Comfortable right out of the box worn with thick socks, these city-to-trail boots from Merrell's Waitsfield Collection exceeded my expectations.
When Mom and I enjoyed lunch at Buena Vista Cafe in Ghirardelli Square, I crossed my legs and a shoe dangled near her. My mom, a pretty sophisticated lady with discerning taste, said "Those shoes are very attractive. Who makes them?"
Merrell is known for high-quality, athletic footwear. We both loved the design and snazzy blue shoe laces. (In the box tan shoe laces were also provided.) The perfect San Francisco shoe.
Day two, it rained and temperatures dipped to the 40s. I walked through San Rafael, just north of SF in Marin. Merrell's Sugarbush Waterproof boots kept my feet dry and warm with its premium soft yet strong leather. And with the fusion and flex of a sport shoe, I was most comfortable. It's vibram outsole for traction kept me safe, as I walked over uneven pavement, fallen wet leaves, and occasional mud.
I've worn my Sugarbush Waterproof boots practically daily since they arrived weeks ago. They are my go-to shoes no matter what the casual occasion. As I gain years and wisdom, "comfortable" "sturdy" and "reliable" have become my go-to requirements for just about everything in life. Therefore, Merrell's Sugarbush Waterproof boots have earned my highest compliment for a sturdy city-to-trails boot. Though I have to say, the shoe is attractive and I won't be taking it to the trails unless I'm combining city walking with limited local trails.
• M Select™ DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry
• Full grain waterproof leather upper
• Traditional lace closure
• Breathable lining treated with M Select™ FRESH antimicrobial agents reduces shoe odor
• Sheepskin leather covered removable footbed
• Vibram® outsole for traction and durability
• Weight: 3lb 10oz
I wear a size 8 and these boots were a tad bigger out of the box than some 8's I own but perfect with thick socks, which is desirable for cold and wet weather conditions.
To learn more and buy a pair yourself, check out Merrell's web site here. The shoes are on sale!
Merrell provided the Sugarbush Waterproof boots for review.