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BuzzzChief 03-25-2015 11:41 AM

I picked up a pair of these for $55 at a Merrell outlet store this weekend, looks like they are currently the same price on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Verter.../dp/B00HF4T9Q0

Super comfortable and lightweight. These will be great for dry conditions. Sticking with the expensive gore-tex shoes for winter/spring. It's worth it to stay dry.

ODRB 03-25-2015 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by BuzzzChief (Post 2735610)
I picked up a pair of these for $55 at a Merrell outlet store this weekend, looks like they are currently the same price on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Verter.../dp/B00HF4T9Q0

Super comfortable and lightweight. These will be great for dry conditions. Sticking with the expensive gore-tex shoes for winter/spring. It's worth it to stay dry.

Merrell sent me a pair of those as warranty replacements for a pair of Proterras (which were much better overall, but wore through at both pinky toes within a month). The soles on these Verterras do not hold up to DG. The edges on the knobbly soles catch on the teepads and start to peel away from the layer below instantly. Inside edge of the trailing foot was gone within a few rounds. They are great comfortable shoes, but they will not survive disc golf.

BuzzzChief 03-25-2015 05:55 PM

hmm that's bad news. Sounds like the Merrell warranty is pretty decent though.

I tend to be easier on shoes than most people here, I think. Most people complain about Salomon durability but I've never had an issue through maybe 6 pair. I just got the Merrells because it seemed like such a good deal.

ODRB 03-25-2015 06:17 PM

They're super comfortable. I wear them a lot. They're great shoes. They, like most shoes, just don't deal very well with my toe-dragging. I need shoes where the sole wraps around onto the side.

I'm pretty much at Teva Riva eVents when it's wet and cheap skate shoes when its dry.

BrotherDave 03-25-2015 10:19 PM

The Merrells warranty is great but I'm tired of them being hit or miss in the quality dept. They're DG use only and I make them last forever but I'm getting too good at using Shoe Goo if you know what I mean.

BogeyNoMore 03-25-2015 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by mashnut (Post 2735032)
I still keep a pair of waterproof shoes around (my current ones are Merrells), I just make them last a lot longer by only using them on days when the waterproofing is necessary.

^ this. When it's dry, I just wear the running shoes I would normally knock around in.

RFrance 03-25-2015 11:29 PM

The last couple of pairs of shoes I've bought are Reebok Work N Cushion Walking shoes for about $43 at Amazon. They last about 8 months and are waterproof and like the name says, cushiony. What sold me though was Velcro straps. Yeah, laugh now but old age is creeping up on you, too.:)

MidwestZest 04-09-2015 02:56 PM

Bought this exact pair in-store early last fall at the same clearance price. I won't claim them to have the most cushion-y insole, but they're sturdy, have a great tread, and keep my feet dry. Waterproof in the dew and in a couple inches of standing water for me, anyways. And at the price I'm not worried about messing them up. I imagine the clearance price is due to the bright lime green color....

http://www.kmart.com/everlast-reg-me...&mktRedirect=y

threevok 04-09-2015 03:29 PM

Seems like shoes made for tennis use a more durable rubber. I tried NB 696 and they held up well except the interior failed way early.

What's this new spongy material soles are being made from today? It looks like it will tear apart in chunks.

captain jack 04-10-2015 01:38 AM

Merrell shoes fall apart.

I just got these

http://www.zappos.com/images/z/3/0/4...42049-p-2x.jpg

for 35 bucks.
Not sure how thier gonna hold up to my pivot, and forehand foot dragging, but at least I'm gonna look fly while I'm doin' it. :D


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