Merrell can trace it's roots back to 1981 in Vernal Utah were a custom boot maker joined up with outdoor athlete and enthusiast Clark Matis and John Schweizer in Waitsfeld, Vermont. Crafting one boot at a time, the first custom Merrell boot cost over $500 and a six month waiting period. Word spread. Like all legends, ours grew. Today, we’re much more than boots. Supporting you every step of the way, we aim to provide comfort, out-of-the-box fit, and style for every hike, run, and ramble that you seek outside.