Merrell has its origins way back in 1981 in Vermont in the USA when Clark Matis and Randy Merrell set up shop with businessman John Schweitzer. The first Merrell walking boot were lightweight, flexible and with a roomy toe box and they were soon named "the most comfortable and functional boots in North America" by Backpacker magazine. Today Merrell believe in encouraging people of all ages to get outside and explore the great outdoors and they continue to make excellent walking boots and every other type of outdoor footwear to allow people to do that in comfort. Merrell design products that rival the very best in the world and with an emphasis (as in the beginning) on lightweight, comfortable footwear using the very latest technical fabrics. As you can tell we're big fans and we think in our Merrell shoe and boot range there is something for everybody.