Merrell 'Calia Waterproof' Hiking Shoe (Women)
I walk a lot....over wet grass, packed gravel, loose gravel and wooded paths. On steep terrain, here in the mountains of North Carolina...these boots have been excellent. The weight of them is just right, not so light that you can feel rocks through your boots and not so heavy that they add a burden to the walk. The fit has room for a medium weight sock as well. Love that they are truly waterproof although, I have not slipped into the creek in them... yet,..they do have good grip on wet rocks from rain...they do well in wet grass. Yeah...they are my first choice for a hike.
I haven't worn these yet but will keep them. The fact that they are waterproof sold me immediately. With our weather in Seattle, they will be perfect for walking in the rain and just running around in cooler temps. They are not bulky looking and have a slimmer fit which I prefer. The price is great for a shoe this type.