Merrell empowers people to challenge themselves in the great outside. They have a storied history of creating the confidence to head outdoors and go and seek and do. Through durable, superb-quality footwear and apparel, Merrell take design and product innovation seriously. Everything they make is built to be used. Supporting you every step of the way, the aim is to always provide comfort, out-of-the-box fit, and style for every hike, run, and ramble that you pursue outside.
Merrell was established in 1981 when two executives for the Rossignol ski company, Clark Matis and John Schweizer, decided to launch a new maker of hiking boots. The pair decided to join forces with Randy J. Merrell (R.J. Merrell), a maker of highly praised custom boots which retailed for $500 a pair. Matis set to work designing a more affordable high-performance boot, which was developed in 1982. Plans were made for production of the new line in factories located in Italy, a leading exporter of footwear to the world market at the time.
In 2015, Merrell shoes and boots are sold in more than 150 concept stores throughout the world. Merrell’s upscale line of women’s and men’s shoes and sandals are available for sale at most Nordstrom department stores. Merrell products may also be purchased at the company website, Merrell.com.
During the product development period of any Merrell product, a lot of the attention is paid to small details which eventually results maximum customer satisfaction. The majority of Merrell customers are loyal to the brand and are likely to buy more Merrell products over again.They’re popular for good reason – they make quality outdoor products that work!