Hike to faraway campsites in any condition with the Merrell Men's Crestbound GTX Backpacking Boot underfoot. Gore Tex gives this boot waterproof, breathable protection, while the full grain leather upper stays strong for years. M Select Fresh helps the lining resist odor for long lasting freshness. The boot's articulated tongue flexes to ensure full mobility down the trail. Underfoot, Merrell added a UniFly midsole to connect you to the trail and still protect you from the terrain. Merrell also added a TrailProtect pad for extra offroad protection and a molded shank for arch support. There's also a dual density EVA footbed for long lasting cush, and the Vibram sole uses deep lugs to prevent slipping.