It all started with a pair of custom cowboy boots. Randy Merrell took the leap from training as an industrial shoemaker to making shoes by hand. When he finally decided to put his incredible know-how to the test of high-top hiking shoes, the news spread like wildfire. Today, MERRELL designs shoes cut for walking, running, hiking, mountaineering. MERRELL products are high performance, and very durable to face the most difficult conditions again and again.