We’re tumbling headlong into winter and with instincts swinging between full on hibernation and embracing the joys of the season, footwear pioneers Merrell are on hand to guide us out into the great outdoors. With their new Merrell hiking boots from their Heritage Collection, we surely won’t be the ones emerging pale and trembling in the spring!
Pair custom cowboy boots with expertise straight from the ski-slopes, and you get outdoor brand Merrell, renowned for their high performance footwear. Established in 1981 by bespoke cowboy boot artisan, Randy J Merrell, in partnership with winter sports Olympian Clark Matis and outdoor enthusiast John Schwiezer, the brand’s birthplace is Vermont, one of the American states bordering Canada, whose blankets of snow, blazing autumn leaves and exuberant springs and summers make it perfect territory for outdoor adventurers. The three way coalition of Merrell, Matis and Schweizer placed a ‘no-compromise’ approach to boot-making at the centre of the Merrell universe, an ethos that make the Merrell hiking boot a superior footwear choice to this day for outdoor enthusiasts and urban adventurers.
For AW16, Merrell are launching a new Heritage boots Collection taking a step back in time by rejuvenating some of their ‘classic’ styles and adding a modern twist. Merrell’s Heritage Collection for men includes four footwear styles that are more ‘hipster’ than hiker, providing all the functionality and practicality of a comfortable, hi-tech walking shoe but with a fresh and stylish look – perfect for those inner-city adventures.
Built to endure a day of urban adventures, the Stowe shoe is a new outdoor trainer that is equally at home both in the city and the trail. Packed with performance technology, this is a sneaker to keep feet protected and comfortable. Available in high and low ankle versions in a range of muted khakis or primary pop colours, Stowe will offer you the ultimate modern outdoor design.
Did you know there are 168 hours in a week? The Merrell ISIX8 style is designed to be worn for every one of those 168 hours! Merrell shoes may not be as famous as the boots, but this is a shoe that is grounded in the city but built to see you through the transition from the city to the outdoor. Uniquely styled in a Mid, Lace and Moc style, it is constructed from synthetic leather and fabric and has a dramatic high-tech aesthetic. Add to that, the shoe incorporates some innovative technology to guide you on your adventures, such as Organic odour control in the footbed, an air cushioned heel and a high rebound midsole for supreme stability and comfort.
Merrell hiking boots for men Merrell Heritage Stowe and 1SIX8 styles are available at Office www.office.co.uk.