Who should buy the Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX

The Thermo Rogue Mid GTX is an astounding Merrell piece whose strengths give trail lovers an edge in their winter excursions. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer lightweight yet protective footgear specially crafted for day-long adventures in the snowy outdoors.
  • Prefer footgear that combats odor and stink.
  • Prefer footgear that has adequate weather protection.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX logo

Ample surface traction on the trail

Arctic Grip Dura, an exclusive Merrell outsole made by Vibram, is what grants hikers ample surface traction on the trail.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX outsole

Excellent grip over icy terrain

As its name implies, this grippy layer—with its 5-mm multi-faceted lugs—offers the right amount of grip over icy terrain.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX outsole 1.0

Adequate terrain protection, cushioning, and stability

The Thermo Rogue Mid GTX is equipped with a chunky midsole to give winter hikers adequate terrain protection, cushioning, and stability. It houses a molded arch shank made of nylon for extra medial support.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX midsole

Comfortable cushioning and excellent arch support

Merrell designers snuck in a company-owned footbed called Kinetic Fit Base in this shoe to help the midsole up its cushioning game. This proprietary component, which is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate, also doubles down on arch support.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX arch support

Additional forefoot protection

This over-the-ankle Merrell hiking boot has a part mesh, part TPU upper. It is engineered with a rubberized toe bumper for additional forefoot protection. 

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX upper

Excellent ventilation

Its defense against all things wet is its Gore-Tex liner which also provides ample ventilation. 100 g of Primaloft Aerogel is applied to its main bootie to shield the foot from the freezing effects of the cold season. Its interior is protected from intrusive debris thanks to the boot’s bellows tongue.

Merrell Thermo Rogue Mid GTX Upper 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.9oz / Women 14.3oz
Use: Snow, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe, Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Non-marking
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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