Over three decades ago, Randy Merrell began designing and manufacturing handmade custom boots for a small group of outdoor enthusiasts. It all started with a custom pair of cowboy boots. Randy Merrell made the jump from an industrial shoe-making school to crafting handmade boots. Eventually he decided to try his highly skilled hand at making hiking boots, and the word spread like wildfire. Merrell applied a “no compromise” approach to their boot-making. The team added American cowboy boot technology to the Italian boot manufacturing process. The ¼-inch thick heel counter was designed to make boots last a decade. In fact the Wilderness boot, one of the earliest Merrell styles with its signature blue laces, still remains in the line today.
Merrell believe that nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. So put down that game controller, put your phone on the charger for a minute, and leave your excuses at the door. There’s a whole world you can leave your mark on. Run. Jump. Jog. Trip on a root and skin your knee. Just make sure you do your own thing. Do what’s natural.