Merrell Mens Shoes
Founded in 1981 by Randy Merrel, Clark Matis and John Schweiser; the latter two former ski company executives, Merrell has been supplying the world with top quality outdoor pursuit footwear for over 30 years. The team combined their knowledge of craftsmanship, production management, marketing, business skills and also their Italian contacts to create a formidable power in the footwear industry. Their goal was to create high performance outdoor footwear at more affordable prices.
Combining Italian manufacturing processes with the technology behind American cowboy boots, Merrell created their first designs, designs so good that some of the earliest; like their 'wilderness boot' are still on the market to this day.
1983 saw the first of Merrell's products on the market; their 'Qform comfort technology' also lauched this year, catering for the bone structure, profile and stride of female hikers for greater comfort and performance. Their Eagle model launched in 1985, combining running shoes with a the more rugged technology to create a lighter outdoor shoe, making way for their groudbreaking multi-sport technology.
Merrell released their first cross-trainer in 1993, swiftly followed by their 'Vibram' soles. Since then, Merrell have been pushing the boundaries of outdoor footwear technology to create the perfect footwear for the adventurers in all of us. Having partnered with the National Park Foundation, Merrell have also sponsored the Tough Mudder, the ultimate test for all outdoorwear and its user!
Merrell create their footwear with their four core values in mind; comfort, design, durability and versatility. Their commitment to their values enables them to create footwear that offers everything that an outdoor enthusiast would require.