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Merrell Phaser Peak Hiking Boots - Men\'s


    Merrell Phaser Peak Hiking Boots - Men's

    These Phasers will stun you with amazing comfort, rugged durability and solid support—built for long day hikes or weekend backpacking escapes.

    • $160.00

    Item # 748502

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    • Waterproofed nubuck leather uppers are both durable and flexible for long-lasting protection and comfort
    • Omni-Fit™ and Bronze Loop system snugs boots around insteps and ankles when laces are tightened
    • Waterproof bellow tongues keep out stream water and loose trail debris
    • Lightweight polyester mesh linings absorb excess moisture and disperse it for quick drying; waterproof membranes keep feet dry
    • Removable, anatomically-shaped EVA footbeds add cushioning to a long day's journey
    • Compression molded EVA midsoles with Air Cushion® heel pockets absorb shock and pad against rough terrain
    • Nylon midsole supports enhance torsional rigidity for stability on uneven surfaces
    • Injection-molded external wishbones support heels and ankles
    • Vibram® Phaser™ rubber outsoles keep you moving confidently on the trail; their aggressive tread provides exceptional uphill/downhill grip

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    Item 748502

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    Merrell Phaser Peak Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Nubuck leather
    Polyester mesh
    Vibram rubber
    3 lbs. 1 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Crampon compatibility
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Merrell Phaser Peak Hiking Boots - Men's

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    Rated 3.875/5 based on 128 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromDissapointing boot I picked these boots up for an adventure in New Zealand and they started out working great. Extremeling comfortable lining and footbed. From the first use they didn't feel like they needed any breaking in. They kept my feet nice and dry wading through water, mud, torrential rain, and snow. This is definitely a cold weather boot as when temperatures broke 60 my feet got very sweaty. My only compaint, and it is a very big one, is the sole. After I had logged about 20 hours the soles seemed to be completely worn out and floppy. I spent the last half of a 10 hour hike in discomfort getting a very bad pane through my toe joints. After trying to get through a few more shorter hikes without the pain relenting I opted to borrow a pair of boots with much stiffer soles from a friend and the issue was immediately corrected so I am sure it was the boots. by the end of my trip my running shoes which have logged 200+ miles have stiffer soles than these boots. I was very dissapointed with what started out as a very promising boot. Let it be noted that I have ongoing issues with plantar fasciitis which could account for my discomfort in flexible soles but I was getting the pain in both of my feet.
    Date published: 2012-11-01
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromWet socks on only the 2nd hike I have used Vasque Sundowners for the last 20 years but since they don't make them anymore I decided to go with a brand name hoping for quality. Although I was wearing rain gear & gaiters, I came back from a rainy half day hike with wet socks only after the 2nd time I hiked in these boots. I am so disappointed and will now have to search for another boot...
    Date published: 2012-11-03
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromPeople really like this boot?? I hiked the Long Trail last June and although these boots aren't exactly "light" long distance hiking wear, I wanted something durable and more important, something that would last through many various conditions/weather. I found that these boots were horrible with ventilation and I was forced to air them out during most of my breaks (very annoying). They were also not very waterproof and even after being treated they failed to live up to my standard. I suppose they would be good for simple day hikes with good weather but I would not recommend these for anything else especially winter or wet weather activities.
    Date published: 2009-03-12
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromextreme pain These are the worst boots I have ever owned. After 40 miles of break in and another 65 miles on the AT, I have had to take 4 days off. While I bought these boots for the ankle support, the moveable lace loop is terrible. After pulling the laces tight and knotting the laces the ankle support put incredible pressure on my achilles tendons. So much so that after just 5 days into my thru hike I could no longer walk in them. Considering the fact that I have owned no other brand of boot for the past 7 years I am tremendously dissapointed. The pain these boots have caused me has made my mind up to never buy a merrell boot again.
    Date published: 2009-04-06
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromFell apart Pieces of tread falling off. Side of sole ripping. Eyelet tore out. All in the first few months and before a decent hike.
    Date published: 2009-07-02
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromWhat went wrong I am returning these today after hiking with them for the first time for 3 days in the smokies. My feet were soaked!!! It rained a ittle day 1 and my feet were very wet at the end of the day. Day 2 there was no rain but the ground cover was very wet. The moisture from the ground cover penetrated the boots and soaked my feet again. The boots had not even dried by the next morning for day 3, so I had to put my feet into a wet boot. It did not rain day 3 and my feet were not terribly wet, so I do not think it was a problem with moisture wicking. I am very surrised and have to assume it was a defect with my particular pair of boots, based upon all the othr reviews, but will have to see what they say at REI when I bring them back.
    Date published: 2009-08-21
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromgood support, zero ventilation After reading all of the stellar reviews on these boots I decided to get them for a 40 mile backpacking trip. I broke these boots in but they still made my trip miserable. I developed a total of 5 blisters. I think the cause of the issues I had was that the boots did not breathe - at all. When I would take my boots off steam would rise out them, thats when I realized I needed to be changing my socks every hour to keep my feet dry - it helped a little but not enough. When the trip was over I was walking around the parking lot in my socks and you could see little wet feet develop on the pavement. No other boot I have ever owned has been less breathable. Based on the reviews I am sure these boots work great for some people, but for me they just seem like a blister oven.
    Date published: 2011-11-12
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromUnderachievement for Merrell I hike at least once a week. Most hikes are day hikes with a 15 pound pack on, which include a lot of off trail excurions including climbing. My day hikes are on average 10 miles. I also enjoy backpacking doing multiple overnight and weekend trips. I used these boots for a 3 day 30 mile trip on the california coast that included a lot of elevation gain. I discovered that whenever ascending the boots put an amazing amount of pressure on your achilles. The result was limping through the last 20 miles of the trip. My merrell boots have now found the garbage. I am a 20 years old, played sports my entire life, and have never had a problem like this ever before. I have a lot of faith in Merrell footwear. I have worn them in the past and will continue to wear my chamilleons. Just keep in mind my experience with the discomfort so you don't end up hurting on a long trip.
    Date published: 2012-02-04

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