Merrell Eventyr Cuff ReviewMay 16, 2016
- Great traction
- Sleek style
- Stiff and inflexible
- Clunky, rigid footbed
The waterproof and insulated Merrell Eventry Cuff boot has a sleek style with a mix of suede, leather, and fabric (plus a zipper up the front) but the outsole, footbed, and ankle support are extremely stiff. Compared to other boots, the traction is supreme, but the stiffness and break-in period was not ideal.
The Merrell Eventyr boots are a tall boot with a zipper up the front, rather than the side. The suede and leather details, plus the fabric cuff near the top, make for a cute boot, but the clunky, rugged base make these a little less stylish for in-office wear.
Although comfortable around the foot, the material around the ankle was stiff, and took some time to break in. Some testers reported the stiff material digging into their ankles. The upper is stretchy enough to zip up securely around larger calves.
On icy surfaces, the Merrell boots faired extremely well with M-Select Grip with large lugs. Compared to other boots tested, these boots had some of the best traction.
With 200 grams of lightweight, low-bulk insulation, these boots kept feet warm and dry on days with below freezing temperatures while moving, but feet did get chilled while standing still.
The Eventry Cuff boots had very few markings at all on the toe area after multiple wears. Construction appeared durable and long-lasting with sturdy seams.