I wound up with the Oboz after getting sick of the reduced quality of Merrills. They are similar to the ventelated Merrills I used to like. When snuged up they hold your foot well enough for light hikes. I did about 10-12 miles on the easy upper rim trail at Grand Canyon yesterday and I was suprised at how well they performed. I did a little hard core exploring and they are definatly not for that but for a 100 doller china shoe I would recomend them if they happen to be the shoe that fits you the best. I really like mine as much or more than 6 Merrills I have owned.
New River, Arizona
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