Ontario 85 Waterproof, Black, dynamic
C$ 49.99 - C$ 90.00
2021-01-28T09:25:27.168Z 2022-01-28T09:25:27.168Z CAD 49.99 4999
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Customer Reviews (14)
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Love/Hate... more of the latter. - by , Jan 28, 2020
1/ 5 Stars
These boots are NOT waterproof. I'm extremely disappointed. Upon further inspection of the boots, the tongue isn't even sewn up to the ankles! Water would be able to come into the shoe at the laces. The word "Waterproof" should be nowhere near this shoe. Wearing a plastic bag over your shoes would work better. I chose to purchase these boots for my kid. I have a pair of Merrell hiking boots and absolutely love them. It was natural to choose boots for the kid with the same performance since we'd be having adventures together. The shoes fit well. They're sturdy, lightweight, easy to put on and take off. Kid loves the colorway. On our first outing, we crossed a stream. A low flow, shallow stream. Upon crossing to the other side of it, I discovered the kid's boots were wet. Water all the way into the boot. Not damp. SOAKED. If I could wring the boots, water would certainly pour out. Mind you, this was our first outing with these shoes and they failed within 20 minutes of use. I ended up using the boot dryer overnight. Avoid these boots if you're going to be stepping in any liquid- spilled water bottle, tears, a cup of spilled coffee. Otherwise, the desert is where these shoes might fare well. The only reason I'm keeping these boots is because the kid likes them. Lesson learned, though!

Love/Hate... more of the latter.

Jan 28, 2020
These boots are NOT waterproof. I'm extremely disappointed. Upon further inspection of the boots, the tongue isn't even sewn up to the ankles! Water would be able to come into the shoe at the laces. The word "Waterproof" should be nowhere near this shoe. Wearing a plastic bag over your shoes would work better. I chose to purchase these boots for my kid. I have a pair of Merrell hiking boots and absolutely love them. It was natural to choose boots for the kid with the same performance since we'd be having adventures together. The shoes fit well. They're sturdy, lightweight, easy to put on and take off. Kid loves the colorway. On our first outing, we crossed a stream. A low flow, shallow stream. Upon crossing to the other side of it, I discovered the kid's boots were wet. Water all the way into the boot. Not damp. SOAKED. If I could wring the boots, water would certainly pour out. Mind you, this was our first outing with these shoes and they failed within 20 minutes of use. I ended up using the boot dryer overnight. Avoid these boots if you're going to be stepping in any liquid- spilled water bottle, tears, a cup of spilled coffee. Otherwise, the desert is where these shoes might fare well. The only reason I'm keeping these boots is because the kid likes them. Lesson learned, though!
Merrell's reply

We're sorry to hear this style didn't work out for you. Give us a ring at 800.288.3124, we are here to help!

True to size but narrow - by , Aug 06, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I usually wear a 4 in kids so I always shop there first, especially since the women's version of this boot costs twice as much. It's true to size and they're comfortable and built well, but they're a bit narrow. I never had any problems with my other Merrell boots but these hurt the archs in my feet. Will have to take them back. Being in them longer than 5 minutes in-store is quite uncomfortable. Great boot, would recommend, but be aware they might be too narrow.

True to size but narrow

Aug 06, 2019
I usually wear a 4 in kids so I always shop there first, especially since the women's version of this boot costs twice as much. It's true to size and they're comfortable and built well, but they're a bit narrow. I never had any problems with my other Merrell boots but these hurt the archs in my feet. Will have to take them back. Being in them longer than 5 minutes in-store is quite uncomfortable. Great boot, would recommend, but be aware they might be too narrow.
Merrell's reply

Please give us a call at 800.288.3124 if we can help. Thank you.

why is it so hard to find a legit hiking boot for kids? - by , Jun 22, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
we are planing a 7 day backpack through the olympic mountains this summer. usually we backpack and hike in sneakers but decided to upgrade to real boots for our kids for this rugged trip. this week we hiked up mt. lassen, a 10,000' + volcano. the trail was mostly melted out but there was still plenty of snow. i was disappointed when our 9 year old was slipping all over the place in these boots. bummer. i think it would be nice to make a boot with great traction and a sturdy sole (better purchase in snow, scree, etc.) for kids. on the bright side, these boots aren't falling apart yet, hence the 3 stars.

why is it so hard to find a legit hiking boot for kids?

Jun 22, 2020
we are planing a 7 day backpack through the olympic mountains this summer. usually we backpack and hike in sneakers but decided to upgrade to real boots for our kids for this rugged trip. this week we hiked up mt. lassen, a 10,000' + volcano. the trail was mostly melted out but there was still plenty of snow. i was disappointed when our 9 year old was slipping all over the place in these boots. bummer. i think it would be nice to make a boot with great traction and a sturdy sole (better purchase in snow, scree, etc.) for kids. on the bright side, these boots aren't falling apart yet, hence the 3 stars.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your feedback!

**NOT WATERPROOF ** - by , Jul 16, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
Other than (sadly) not being waterproof as advertised, these boots are great. I read a couple reviews which alleged such rubbish, so I decided to see for myself lol. Them not being waterproof is not a deal breaker though for me in any sense. My daughter simply loves them! She chose Wheat. Great construction, nicegrip (even when wet) and sturdy support for lil ones safety and comfort are all buying points for the Ontario 85. They have held up well so far, which is customary for the Merrell brand, I'll update after more mileage. Happy trails!

**NOT WATERPROOF **

Jul 16, 2020
Other than (sadly) not being waterproof as advertised, these boots are great. I read a couple reviews which alleged such rubbish, so I decided to see for myself lol. Them not being waterproof is not a deal breaker though for me in any sense. My daughter simply loves them! She chose Wheat. Great construction, nicegrip (even when wet) and sturdy support for lil ones safety and comfort are all buying points for the Ontario 85. They have held up well so far, which is customary for the Merrell brand, I'll update after more mileage. Happy trails!
Merrell's reply

We appreciate your feedback and if we can help please give us a call at 800.288.3124. Thank you.

Nice product - by , Jul 21, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
These are great shoes! They do say that they’re waterproof tho and I notice that my toes still get wet.

Nice product

Jul 21, 2020
These are great shoes! They do say that they’re waterproof tho and I notice that my toes still get wet.
Merrell's reply

We're sorry to hear that, Cait. We stand behind all of our products and would love the opportunity to assist! Please reach out to our customer service team via live chat on the site, or calling 800-288-3124. Our team can get a warranty claim set up for you. Thanks!

Comfortable from the start - by , Oct 06, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
Great looking. My son said first thing. "Comfortable from the first time"

Comfortable from the start

Oct 06, 2020
Great looking. My son said first thing. "Comfortable from the first time"
Merrell's reply

That is what we love to hear! Comfort and style all in one!

Lightweight and comfortable - by , Jul 23, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I purchased these boots for my daughter who went to a week long camp. I wanted something to help give her ankle support and these were new to the website just in time for me to order. She has a pair of low lace chameleon but those seemed heavier. Also we like the fact that they didn’t scream “I’m a girl” she appreciated the small touch of pink. Highly recommend these she didn’t have any complaints and enjoyed her hiking adventures.

Lightweight and comfortable

Jul 23, 2019
I purchased these boots for my daughter who went to a week long camp. I wanted something to help give her ankle support and these were new to the website just in time for me to order. She has a pair of low lace chameleon but those seemed heavier. Also we like the fact that they didn’t scream “I’m a girl” she appreciated the small touch of pink. Highly recommend these she didn’t have any complaints and enjoyed her hiking adventures.
Merrell's reply

That's awesome!

Great shoe for my 8 year old! - by , Sep 12, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I bought this shoe for my 8 year old. This is the first high top shoe he has worn. Once he put them on, he has been wearing them every day. He has a pair of Merrell Hydro Choprock which he loves, but he stopped wearing those to wear these, even on the hotter days. I purchased the yellow and he loves the color, too. He says they are very comfortable and one of his favorite shoes ever. I would definitely recommend this shoe.

Great shoe for my 8 year old!

Sep 12, 2019
I bought this shoe for my 8 year old. This is the first high top shoe he has worn. Once he put them on, he has been wearing them every day. He has a pair of Merrell Hydro Choprock which he loves, but he stopped wearing those to wear these, even on the hotter days. I purchased the yellow and he loves the color, too. He says they are very comfortable and one of his favorite shoes ever. I would definitely recommend this shoe.
My kid loves the color and style. He’s sensory-sensitive but found these comfy and true to size. We of course love the waterproofing. - by , Nov 23, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
We’re always satisfied with Merrell hiking boots, and keep coming back as he grows into larger sizes. They’re comfortable, waterproof, and provide superior slip resistance while hiking over wet rock as well as other footing. These are no exception. The colors are great, the style, and the specifically the comfort are on point!

My kid loves the color and style. He’s sensory-sensitive but found these comfy and true to size. We of course love the waterproofing.

Nov 23, 2019
We’re always satisfied with Merrell hiking boots, and keep coming back as he grows into larger sizes. They’re comfortable, waterproof, and provide superior slip resistance while hiking over wet rock as well as other footing. These are no exception. The colors are great, the style, and the specifically the comfort are on point!
Merrell's reply

We're thrilled these work for your son! Thanks for sharing your experience!

Comfortable and stylish - by , Dec 10, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
In my quest for shoes that are both comfortable and stylish, I give these shoes a 10. They look great with jeans and even keep my feet warm on fairly cold days.

Comfortable and stylish

Dec 10, 2019
In my quest for shoes that are both comfortable and stylish, I give these shoes a 10. They look great with jeans and even keep my feet warm on fairly cold days.