Who should buy the Merrell Thermo Cross 2 Mid Waterproof
The Merrell Thermo Cross 2 Mid Waterproof is a versatile winter hybrid that is well-liked for being comfortable right out of the box. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that offers insulation, durability, and grip on ice.
- Prefer a hiking boot that keeps the water out and is less prone to wear and tear.
Most advanced cold-weather gripping sole
This hybrid footwear is made with the Arctic Grip outsole - state-of-the-art technology and so far the most advanced cold-weather gripping sole that Vibram has created.
Excellent traction on slippery grounds
Specifically engineered and designed to perform on wet ice, the Arctic Grip sole is composed of wide contact areas and rubber lugs with wider support surfaces. The lugs are 5mm deep, which ensures greater traction, especially on slippery grounds.
Lightweight and comfortable cushioning
The shoe features the FLEXconnect dual-directional flex groove that is made from ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. It’s lightweight, cushiony, and flexible which are ideal qualities for a light yet powerful hiking boot.
Excellent arch support
For more comfort, support, and protection from impact, a removable Kinetic Fit BASE insole is added to the boot. This Merrel exclusive footbed is made from recycled EVA. It has an intuitive shape, absolute arch coverage, and advanced heel lock.
The molded nylon shank holds the shoe in place while providing additional support for the arch area. Unlike their steel counterparts, nylon shanks are warmer and softer but are extremely supportive. They are also much lighter.
The Merrell Thermo Cross 2 Mid Waterproof is constructed with a full-grain leather upper - a top-quality leather that does not wear out easily. The boot is lined with M Select DRY impermeable membrane, which is another Merrell technology that protects the foot from getting wet.
What makes it super warm and comfortable is the 200g lightweight insulation, known as M Select WARM. This technology works by creating reflective micro spaces that trap the body heat, thereby creating a warm environment for the foot without the added bulk.
The upper comes with a protective rubber toe cap, a bellows tongue for keeping the debris out, and a traditional lace-up closure for a secure fit.