Randy Merrell started designing and manufacturing handmade boots for a small group of outdoor fans over three decades ago. Back then, Backpacker Magazine described the Merrell boot as "the best hiking boot ever designed" and "the most comfortable and functional boot in North America." At Merrell, it's believed that nothing should stand in the way of your outdoor adventures. It's all about overcoming obstacles and experiencing great outdoor adventures. That's why all Merrell products focus on comfort, durability, design and versatility.