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    Merrell Proterra Vim Sport Hiking Shoes - Women's

    Perfect for fast-paced trail adventures, the Merrell Proterra Vim Sport hiking shoes offer a great fit and amazing comfort. They'll be your go-to choice for summertime hikes. See details

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    Perfect for fast-paced trail adventures, the Merrell Proterra Vim Sport hiking shoes offer a great fit and amazing comfort. They'll be your go-to choice for summertime hikes.

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    Perfect for fast-paced trail adventures, the Merrell Proterra Vim Sport hiking shoes offer a great fit and amazing comfort. They'll be your go-to choice for summertime hikes.

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    Perfect for fast-paced trail adventures, the Merrell Proterra Vim Sport hiking shoes offer a great fit and amazing comfort. They'll be your go-to choice for summertime hikes.

    • 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 Vim Sport hiking shoes feature a 4mm heel-to-toe drop for a balance between cushioning and feel
    • Molded thermoplastic urethane arch shanks for lightweight support
    • The Merrell Proterra Vim Sport hiking shoes feature sticky rubber outsoles to deliver all-around versatility and dependable traction

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    Merrell Proterra Vim Sport Hiking Shoes - Women's Specs
    Best use
    Nylon mesh/thermoplastic urethane overlays
    Polyester mesh
    Thermoplastic urethane arch shank
    1 lb. 8 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Merrell Proterra Vim Sport Hiking Shoes - Women's

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    Merrell Proterra Vim Sport Hiking Shoes - Women'sis rated3.6out of5by5.
    Rated3out of5byfromGoodThe sole is very stiff. I did not find them heavy. But the arch support is not as good as other Merrill products and there is no "cush" on the inside of the shoe. Very hard.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated5out of5byfromExcellent for my sore feetI have heel spurs, a neuroma and an inflamed tendon in the back of my foot. I limp when I go barefoot too long and my feet burn or are too tight, until I bought these awfully purple shoes. I put on the shoes and wandered around the store, it wasn't long before I felt the tension leave the bottom of my foot by a gentle cracking of the joints. It felt so amazing. My tight tendon is relaxing and my neuroma is barely painful at all. I tried on a different shoe the other day and right away the neuroma got sore, put my good Merrells back on and the pain subsided. Too bad they don't come in a nicer color, like brown or black.
    Date published: 2013-12-24
    Rated4out of5byfromGood All Around ShoeI picked up these as an everyday shoe that would fit my orthotics. They fit the insoles really well and are super comfortable for all day walking or hiking on trails. Maybe I should get a second pair before they go out of production...
    Date published: 2013-11-28
    Rated2out of5byfromToo Much Whiz and Not Enough BangThe day after I bought these I went on a 10-mile hike. It was a fire road, and the traction was quite poor and I felt every pebble and slipped quite a bit. I ended up returning these for a shoe with better grip.
    Date published: 2013-10-16
    Rated4out of5byfromDecent Semi-Minimalist HikerI currently run in Merrell's minimalist running shoes - the Bare Access Arc 2 (GREAT shoe!) but wanted something with more traction/tread for taking to Colorado for hiking (hoping to hike Pike's Peak). I got these because Merrell advertised them originally as minimalist (however I see they've changed their description to downplay this) and I wanted something as close as possible to the minimalist feel that I have with the BAA2's. These are definitely more like traditional shoes than barefoot shoes. I can't fold these in half like Merrell's minimalist runners, and they are stiffer and more like traditional hikers, but they do have what looks like adequate traction for my purposes. I thought I saw these advertised as 4mm drop, however they don't really feel it, but I'm not an expert. I was really excited to see this purple color at REI, as Merrell does not offer this fun color on their website. Most hiking shoes are boring tan, brown or black so it was nice to see a fun, bright color. :-) I did have a problem with my first pair of these. The sole of the right shoe was bowed/warped. I did not notice this in store, but when I got home I noticed it big time. It appeared to be a manufacturing error. REI was very nice and swapped them out for a new pair, without any resistance, however it is an hour each way to my REI store so it was a bit of a hassle to spent the time/gas money to do the exchange. Definitely check your bottoms of these to make sure they are okay. My replacement pair seems fine (no bowing). I have not taken them to Colorado yet, but I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill at a 8% incline to test them out (there are no hills around here, so I had to do the treadmill to get a little sampling of incline walking). I had no issues with this mileage, straight out of the box. My only complaint is that I wish the toe box were wider. I LOVE the roomy toe box of the BAA2's, and wish it were applied to this style. Yes, a wider toe box does not look as cool, but it is heavenly for the feet as it allows your toes to naturally splay. Merrell, if you are listening, we love roomy toe boxes!!! Hopefully I can come back and update my review once I get some more miles (and true hiking miles!) on them.
    Date published: 2013-04-12

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