Merrell Men's Altalight Mid Waterproof Shoe - Mountain Steals
Merrell Men's Altalight Mid Waterproof Shoe

Men's Altalight Mid Waterproof Shoe

Merrell Men's Altalight Mid Waterproof Shoe is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 56.
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The Merrell Men's Altalight Mid Waterproof Shoe is a lightweight backpacking boot for traction in the mountains. Bring on the adverse weather conditions and shallow creek crossings, as the M Select DRY BARRIER is ready to protect against rain, sleet, and all things water. The nylon ripstop upper is abrasion-resistant and the Stratafuse exoskeleton provides support and additional durability. An aggressive 5mm lug depth carved out from the Quantum Grip rubber outsole is all about the mountain terrain, giving you the ability to take on wet and dry rock situations.

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Product Description
Item No.   10479792

FEATURES of the Merrell Men's Altalight Mid Waterproof Shoe

  • M Select DRY BARRIER impermeable membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape
  • Waterproof nylon ripstop upper
  • Stratafuse exoskeleton provides a glove-like fit for extremely lightweight support
  • Metal hooks and eyelets for secure lacing
  • Bellows tongue keeps debris out
  • Kinetic Fit BASE removable contoured insole for flexible support
  • Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • EVA foam midsole for stability and comfort
  • Merrell mountain-grade Quantum Grip rubber outsole
  • Vegan-friendly
  • 5mm lug depth

Product Specifications
Features: Moisture Wicking, Cushioned, Waterproof, Vegan
Sustainability: Vegan
Footwear Height: Mid
Weight: 30 oz
Upper: Waterproof Nylon Ripstop
Midsole: EVA Foam
Terrain: Road, Mountain
Waterproof: Yes
Eco Friendly: Yes
Product Technology: Vibram
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Hiking
Footwear Closure: Lace-up
Toe Coverage: Closed Toe
Lace System: Speed Lace
Vibram Rubber Soles

Vibram rubber compounds and technologies are the gold standard in the outdoor industry for reliable, high-performance grip and traction. They offer precise, unparalleled responsiveness and support that's specifically engineered for your activities.

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Product Reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Super disappointed My previous Merrell waterproof hiking boot was awesome and got a solid 5 years off it and was looking for a new hiking shoe. At first I loved this shoe but it’s been less than 5 months and I’ve used the shoe less than ten times (since I’ve been using it for hikes) and the shoe leaks! Not waterproof and now it’s past the 60 day warranty but clearly this is not a well made product. I will update if Merrell reaches out to fix this issue but just really disappointed. I’ve recommended this shoe to several of my family and friends after the initial few times of wearing it since it reminded me of my previous shoe but now I have to go back and tell them all to not buy this.
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most comfortable boot Merrell has released in years I work as a trail guide in the Alps, and hike all day everyday during the summer. I wear only Merrells, and have tried a lot of models through the years. This is the most comfortable model I've used in at least 5 years. My only hang up is that M Select DRY BARRIER is not as good as Gore-Tex, and Merrell mountain-grade Quantum Grip is not as good as Vibram (I want to believe they are, but I've used them enough to know they aren't). I usually won't buy a shoe without Gore-Tex and Vibram, but made an exception for such a comfortable boot. If they come out with a Gore-Tex/Vibram version, I'll be the first in line!
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and Comfortable These boots are some of the most comfortable boots I have worn. There was virtually no time needed to break them in. I went on a 4 mile ruck the first time wearing them and my feet felt great afterwards. For a period of time before receiving these I was having problems with blisters and hot spots, but the Altalights seem to be the fix I needed. Also they are so light they almost feel like basketball shoes but at the same time provide great protection. They protected the bottom of my feet gear when walking over rocks and gravel. As long as they prove durable, these will be my primary boots for field work and rucks.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Comfortable but awful traction I purchased both the mid and low versions of this boot with high expectations but have been let down by one major factor: traction. I have never slipped around more than I have in these boots. Its a real shame because they are light and comfortable but unfortunately I can't wear them. Probably fine if you only hike in dry conditions but here in the PNW I can't afford to slip around all the time. I thought maybe there was just some sort of coating used to make the new boots look good but after 30+ miles on each pair of boots, I can't do it anymore. Back to my 5-year old boots for now.
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall summary When I first purchased these shoes, they did fit a little tight. In time they loosened up. They are very comfortable. I am an avid outdoor person who needs an aggressive and waterproof shoe. I use these shoes 2-3 days a week sometimes in them 6-8 hrs. I have not had major issues with sliding on wet terrain. I have noticed that after several months the waterproofing has broken down my feet do become wet even in the morning grass. The only reason why I have not given thes a 5-star is that the soles do not last very long. I am a true Merrell shoe wearer. I use their boots as a paramedic, for dress, and for outdoors. I wish for the price that the soles lasted a little longer. I will need a new pair it seems every season.
Date published: 2020-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoe I like this boot. It stood up well to Glacier National Park. I DO wish the tongue was connected higher up on the boot. There were SEVERAL times that water got up & over the tongue, and hence INTO the boot. Not really the boot's fault since the "puddle" was so deep, but that wouldn't have happened had the tongue been as high as the top of the boot. All in all, a really comfortable shoe. I typically wear 10.5 EE and I purchased the 11. It fit well.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good for summer hikes If you’re looking for a lighter summer hiking boot with Hugh arch support, these are nice. They Are stabilizing for my knees. I’m a woman, the 8.5 men’s size fit well (I am a true size 10 in women’s sizes but often find some shoes fit small. These fit true to size even with hiking socks). I have yet to do longer than a 5 mile hike with them but so far they have have been very comfy walking around the park in my neighborhood. Eager to wear them more. I still prefer my Keen’s for overall comfort but they were just too hot for summer.
Date published: 2020-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Flawless boots! Hands down the best pair of boots I’ve worn. I’ve primarily purchased Danner and under armour boots. First thing you notice is how light these puppies are out of the box. Once you slip them on, they mold to your feet like a glove (a grade-A leather glove cured with love and tenderness over years). To put it frank, these boots are comfortable, breathable, and athletic-feeling (they remind me of a high end basketball shoe with more tread and ankle support). I’m excited about the prospect of wearing these in the backcountry.
Date published: 2020-04-29
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Size Guide

Merrell Men's Footwear

USA SIZE 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 15 16
UK Size 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 15
EUR Size 40 41 41.5 42 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48 49 50 51
JPN Size (CM) 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5 31 32 33 34