- Casual, waterproof slip-on featuring M Select DRY waterproof membrane and Merrell air cushion heel
- Compression-molded EVA foam footframe
- Molded nylon arch shank
- M Select FRESH odor-prevention treatment
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In the past I've bought the regular version, which is water resistant but not waterproof. The suede will get wet if walking in wet grass, but once it dries, it appears good as new again.
I decided to give the waterproof version a try. It sheds water like a duck. The downside is that the shoe doesn't breathe and so my feet feel moist after a long walk. I was really surprised how much of a difference there is between this version and the regular version in this regard.
This shoe is great for the outdoors if it's not warm outside. If it's warm outside where you live, or if you do long indoor walks such as at the shopping mall or the airport, I recommend getting the regular version instead. I would only suggest this shoe if you really need the ability to shed water.
Generally my perception of Merrill is very comfortable (10 for 10) and moderately durable (7 out of 10), like a pair of running shoes. I can wear size 12 in many shoes including these but prefer 11.5 if I can. My suggestion would be Keen's. They run a little roomy, are slightly less comfy (9 out of 10) but still great, and bullet proof (10 for 10 durability) and the toe area never peels off like Merrill's.
My expectation was and is to wear these everyday to work indoors while traversing light snow and rain to and from the car sometimes.Walking around at work and general use around town. Being able to run if I need too for some reason or take a long walk if it suits me. I have owned several pair of Slip on shoes from several companies. Most are not very good such as sketcher for example.
Both Merrill (feels like a running shoe) and Keens(a very comfy loafer feel) have been solid choices up to now. I will give Merrill another chance out of boredom of having same shoes all the time but this pair was a bust for me. All Merrill slip on's I have had will fall apart but still be usable after about 6 months of daily use becoming your mowing or man shop shoes. Keen's will last forever visually lol but start to feels less comfortable after about a year.
These Merrells are holding well but the indicators are telling me that I will likely not get much more than a year and a half out of them total. The soles are wearing out at an alarming rate and by the looks of it, there will be holes worn though in another half year.
Currently I think they are worthy of a five star rating sheerly due to the exceptional comfort and fit. I'm way picky about shoes since I have one foot slightly larger than the other as well as wide Northern European feet. These are some of the best fitting pull-ons I've experienced. Each day, pulling them on is a joy as they almost "click" onto your foot with a perfect fit. The elastic is strong still and the hold is tight after these five months. I've had junky Wal-Mart pullons where the elastic usually fails around this point and the shoe becomes sloppy.
Support is fantastic around the arch and wearing these for a 7.5 hour shift helps a great deal over cheapo department shoes. Your feet are "hugged" and yet not kept too hot. I love that feeling about these shoes. No sloping around. I love how you can simply slip them off quickly to cool your feet down. Once you experience a high quality slip-on, you'll never go back to laces.
I learned a very important lesson with my sundowners. Even if the shoe says it's "waterproof", you need to treat it with a conditioner. I use a beeswax product (Sno Seal) which keeps the leather from getting rotten. This is not the "correct" way to waterproof a suede-like shoe as this as it will darken the shoe. Still I'm adamant about getting the most miles out of the shoes so I don't care that they are several shades darker. I think if you are more concerned about looks, then silicone waterproofing sprays are a better bet. However you choose to do it, keep the leather protected to get the extra miles from the shoe.
One final thought that was a concern when I bought them. I thought the "cleats" would be uncomfortable. The shoes did almost feel like cleats the first weeks but they quickly smoothed into a good walking surface. This could be "by design" that the cleats wear down to create a very stable walking surface. I'm irritated that the cleats are worn down because it says to me that the sole will fail soon but it also makes the walking experience smoother now that the cleats are worn into a smooth pattern.
The traction of the shoes in snow is terrible but I'll relent by saying that they are not likely designed for snow use. I flipped on my backside during the last slop-storm we had. These treads are for dirt or pavement surfaces only.
Pictures show five months of daily use. Mostly normal wear. The front of the sole is beginning to peel off as is usual. The fabric is ripping around the heel. Mostly normal signs of wear. If I get 1.5 years out of the shoes I'll remain happy. If I get 2 years, I'll be super ecstatic. If I get 3-4 years I'll be a spokesperson for Merrell.
UPDATE: I've added pictures throughout the fifteen month lifespan. At fifteen months, I had an unrecoverable blowout on the side stitching. I thought it was the sole that would burn through first. This is not bad life for a luxury fitting shoe. I paid around $7 a month when you spread out the purchase price.