Merrell Col Mid Waterproof 2010

The Merrell Col Mid Waterproof weighs 1444g (pair, size 11); leather upper; waterproof membrane; good toe box with protective rand; very aggressive Vibram outsole. But low-cut cuff limits ankle protection on rougher terrain; relatively bendy outsole limits performance on rocky ground; more mountain-orientated designs are available at the price.

The Merrell Col Mid Waterproof’s unusual mix of features make it useful for trekking on paths if you prefer a lower ankle cuff.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010