Who should buy the Merrell Zion Mid Waterproof
The Zion Mid Waterproof is yet another incredible Merrell offering whose set of competencies inspires hikers to go further. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a shoe that is built with aggressive performance on virtually all kinds of terrain in mind.
- Prefer a watertight hiking boot.
- Prefer walking comfort on level surfaces with a toe-rockered sole unit.
Deliver ample slip and skid resistance
Sufficient grip on the trail comes from the shoe’s Vibram Megagrip outsole. Its triangular lugs, which have a depth of 5 mm, deliver ample slip and skid resistance in practically every direction.
Excellent traction on both wet and dry surfaces
The compound used in it (Megagrip) promises to produce and maintain traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
The Zion Mid Waterproof from Merrell uses a compression-molded EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole to give the wearer enough comfort and stability underfoot. It comes with FlexPlate—a company-owned sole technology that supports the foot even further, especially during twisting maneuvers. Both its rear end and forefoot zone come with comfy dual-density EVA inserts.
Delivers additional support and comfort
Merrell designers topped the boot’s midsole with a flexible insole, called Kinetic Fit Base. This removable component delivers additional support and comfort with every step.
Waterproof full-grain leather and mesh fabric
This Merrell boot of a hiker wraps the user’s foot in its over-the-ankle shell made of waterproof full-grain leather and mesh fabric. It comes with a breathable mesh liner. It has a bellows-type tongue that bars out debris, dust, and sand. What prevents water intrusion in this shoe, however, is Merrell’s M Select Dry membrane. This brand-exclusive waterproofing technology also has a moisture-wicking feature.
Enhanced abrasion protection
The toe box of this upper is reinforced with a rubber rand to protect the adventurer’s tootsies from bumpy hazards while giving the footgear enhanced abrasion protection. Attached to its heel is a synthetic pull loop for easier on and off.
Quick lace-ups possible
The closure system of the waterproof Zion Mid consists of combination eyelets and a round lace. It makes quick lace-ups possible as its uppermost pair of eyelets are open hooks.