Merrell – Moab Gore-Tex Beluga

Like a moggy drooling over catnip, there are four smells that I just can’t get enough of: freshly-struck matches, petrol (not at the same time, m’lud), new cars and brand new trainers. Knowing this already, it still came as something of a surprise when Mrs Muz came home from work one day to find me with my overly-generous nose firmly embedded inside one of these Merrells. I was also wearing one of her flowery bras and wellies, but that was easily explained away. I think.

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Merrell – Annex GTX Casual Hiking Shoes

The Annex-es are pretty solid with good support, the ‘Remember Me’ foam footbed started out with some short term amnesia, but they are settling in, the nylon arch shank certainly makes it’s presence felt, which I got used to, and the Vibram sole is hefty and solid enough to provide a good walking platform and also are fine for driving

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Merrell – Chameleon 5 Mid Ventilator GTX Carbon

Merrell categorise these as a ‘high-speed backpacking shoe’. Inside they boast a Gore-Tex membrane and a support insole described as ‘suitable for carrying a light pack’. Outside they’ve got tough laces, a sturdy outer construction with breathable mesh and a tough heel to withstand kicking them off at the pub every day. On the bottom a thick and chunky Vibram sole does the business well.

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