Since 1981, Merrell has been a top provider of performance outerwear, helping people combat the elements and conquer their summits. The U.S. publication ‘Backpacker Magazine’ named Merrell boots "the most comfortable and functional boots in North America." Today, they're much more than just boots. They're the gear that gets you out there, from city streets to mountain trails. Throughout the history of the Merrell brand, their people have designed, tested and promoted the footwear that sets the brand apart. Merrell started with lightweight leather uppers and built them on a more agile athletic platform. The result provided runners and hikers with speed, stability and durability. It was the first in a long line of multi-sport and cross-training products designed to help you go farther, faster. Exploring the outdoors is a consistent theme in Merrell’s history. From the very first custom-made hiking boots to the latest product innovations, all Merrell products are made with four core values in mind: comfort, durability, design, and versatility. It’s all about removing the barriers to enjoying the great outdoors. Merrell believes sustainability is not a fixed goal, but a responsibility to continuously pursue a better path. Through the use of materials, manufacturing, and processes, they strive to reduce the impact of every footprint they create in the world, starting with their own.