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Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Ventilator Hiking Boots - Men's

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The Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Ventilator hiking boots boast a glovelike fit for natural movement and incredible durability on the trail.

  • New Merrell Stratafuse™ fabric uppers fit like a glove, breathe well, and feature thermoplastic urethane overlays for lateral support
  • Bellow tongues keep trail debris out
  • Polyester mesh linings provide moisture management when activity levels rise
  • Minimal polyurethane midsoles increase ground contact, enhancing stability
  • Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Ventilator hiking boots feature a 4mm heel-to-toe drop for a balance between cushioning and feel
  • Molded thermoplastic urethane arch shanks for lightweight support
  • Sticky rubber outsoles deliver all-around versatility and dependable traction


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Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Ventilator Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
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Nylon mesh/thermoplastic urethane overlays
Polyester mesh
Thermoplastic urethane arch shank
1 lb. 13 oz.
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Footwear closure
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Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Ventilator Hiking Boots - Men's

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Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Ventilator Hiking Boots - Men'sis rated4.5out of5by4.
Rated5out of5byfrombe careful you order the correct sizeIt's a good boot but I read where people stated the boot ran big. So I ordered a half size smaller than I normally wear and they are too small. I was going to return them for a half size bigger but being on sale my size was gone. I can still wear them just with out socks.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated3out of5byfromVery light, fit well, but no traction!I took these shoes to Uganda for two weeks and wore them everyday. I did quite a bit of strolling in cities and villages and they held up fine. Dried very quickly, vent well and look great! I also own a pair of Merrell Chameleon 3s, so I had high expectations for the Proterras. The greatest downside to these shoes is they offer little to no traction on wet surfaces. Several times I found myself sliding down a slight decline, while my companions in tennis shoes or sandals had no issues at all. I assume the Vibram sole was left off to reduce weight, but they really sacrificed traction when constructing this shoe. Overall I loved the fit and look of these shoes, but I will be returning them for something with more traction on wet surfaces. If you're looking for a slick looking hybrid hiking/walking shoe, these would be a great fit.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated5out of5byfromExcellent for Day HikingI hike a steep 1100' hill for an average 3 mile roundtrip 6 days a week. Mostly rocky and crushed rock. Due to weak ankles I need a mid boot for support. I have used the Merrell Reflex (Mid), now only available at Cabella's, for several years. When the Proterra (Mid) became available I decided to try it out for spring, summer, and fall hiking. It is lightweight, sure footed, comfortable and durable. I was concerned about getting a stone bruise with such a lightweight boot but so far I'm very pleased with the product. With the Reflex I wear a size 10 but the Proterra I have is size 9.5. I don't hesitate recommending this boot for day hiking with a light pack.
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated5out of5byfromso far so goodGreat shoe so far. Very light weight and flexible. they run a half size big on me. I am happy so far with them, I just wish they where water proof.
Date published: 2013-03-09

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