/ Merrell Refuge Gore-Tex Shoes, or other approach shoes...
Has anyone used the Merrell pair linked above?
I'm basically after an all year round shoe to keep my feet warmer (in winter) when standing around that will last a while, and with better grip than my trainers. They are £108 in go outdoors but I can hopefully get them down to £65ish with their 'beat a cheaper price by 10% deal', so they are quite a good price.
Any other recommendations around a similar price are welcome.
I'm sorry to say, but with mine I would describe them as utter sh*te. Upper split from sole where the thin leather is with 3 mnts. The grip on the soles not bad though.....
The wife has destroyed 2 pairs of Merrells in quick succession. One pair lasted 6 weeks the other about 10 weeks. Merrell replaced both pairs. They don't seem to make them as well as they used to...
They are probably the most comfortable shoe I've owned, they wear well and mine are easy to clean. I will be buying another pair soon.
James - I would recommend going to Decathlon. I got a pair of (seemingly) good quality approach(like) shoes over Christmas for about £30. They seem good so far.
I've had two pairs of Decathlon shoes and in both cases the soles collapsed. I've now had 5.10 Tennies for a year and they're lush. V12 have them for £54.99 at the minute.
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