Leather Ontario shoe with blue laces

The Ontario

Ontario Mid, Brown Sugar, dynamic
$95.99 Sale $120.00
2019-11-13T07:56:36.758Z 2020-11-12T07:56:36.758Z USD 95.99
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Performance
High marks all around - by , Oct 12, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Just completed a section of the Appalachian Trail in these boots. It rained most of the time so the rocks were slippery and ground somewhat muddy in places but the boots gripped well and my feet stayed dry and comfortable. The light weight made the trek much easier than with heavier model Merrell boots I had used before. I would highly recommend these for at least 3 seasons - I haven't yet tried them in winter. I loved the soles on the rocks - no slippage at all. I will get them again when I need to replace my currentl pair.

High marks all around

Oct 12, 2019
Just completed a section of the Appalachian Trail in these boots. It rained most of the time so the rocks were slippery and ground somewhat muddy in places but the boots gripped well and my feet stayed dry and comfortable. The light weight made the trek much easier than with heavier model Merrell boots I had used before. I would highly recommend these for at least 3 seasons - I haven't yet tried them in winter. I loved the soles on the rocks - no slippage at all. I will get them again when I need to replace my currentl pair.
Merrell's reply

We love this! Thanks for sharing your experience! Stay safe on the trail!

Poorest possible quality of materials. - by , Oct 10, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
The Merrell Ontario fails in: (my intended use was to be daily, light, non-hiking) 1) Material - Advertised as leather; feels of particle composite (paper); 2) Fit - Sizing and general fit is odd. Fit is never correct when mfg. recommends upsizing....why can't they get it right. Foot bend is not correctly placed. (Upper feels "crunchy"....similar to the box the shoes shipped in. Merrell really needs to up its quality component. Consider the negative impacts/resource drain associated with shipping product round world in addition to distribution from warehouse to customer and return. Build them right the first time.

Poorest possible quality of materials.

Oct 10, 2019
The Merrell Ontario fails in: (my intended use was to be daily, light, non-hiking) 1) Material - Advertised as leather; feels of particle composite (paper); 2) Fit - Sizing and general fit is odd. Fit is never correct when mfg. recommends upsizing....why can't they get it right. Foot bend is not correctly placed. (Upper feels "crunchy"....similar to the box the shoes shipped in. Merrell really needs to up its quality component. Consider the negative impacts/resource drain associated with shipping product round world in addition to distribution from warehouse to customer and return. Build them right the first time.
Merrell's reply

We're sorry to hear this style didn't work for you. Give the team a ring at 800.288.324, we are here to help!

nice lighter boot - by , Aug 22, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Nice lighter boot with a fancy lace choice. If ya like the pics you'll like the boot.

nice lighter boot

Aug 22, 2019
Nice lighter boot with a fancy lace choice. If ya like the pics you'll like the boot.
Awesome - by , Aug 13, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
very comfortable

Awesome

Aug 13, 2019
very comfortable
Merrell's reply

Thank you!

Super Duper! - by , Aug 13, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Great pair of boots, my second in fact. They take a day or two to break in but, man, is it worth it. Very comfortable and lightweight boot. Although light, the quality of leather is not poor. I purchased these black pair for work in automotive industry. Water on a tile surface can be a bit challenging but, the grip otherwise is tops. The pictures deceive one into thinking they are ash-grey but, let me assure you they are not. Solid black, smooth leather. Hit them up with a little mink oil once a week and they remain soft, clean and waterproof. Buy ‘em. You’ll love ‘em. But what do I know I’m just an internet reviewer...

Super Duper!

Aug 13, 2019
Great pair of boots, my second in fact. They take a day or two to break in but, man, is it worth it. Very comfortable and lightweight boot. Although light, the quality of leather is not poor. I purchased these black pair for work in automotive industry. Water on a tile surface can be a bit challenging but, the grip otherwise is tops. The pictures deceive one into thinking they are ash-grey but, let me assure you they are not. Solid black, smooth leather. Hit them up with a little mink oil once a week and they remain soft, clean and waterproof. Buy ‘em. You’ll love ‘em. But what do I know I’m just an internet reviewer...
Merrell's reply

We love the great feedback!

Great boot, but way to narrow - by , Aug 13, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I actually loved the boot and wished I could have kept it. However it was way too narrow. If they sold it in a wide size it could have worked.

Great boot, but way to narrow

Aug 13, 2019
I actually loved the boot and wished I could have kept it. However it was way too narrow. If they sold it in a wide size it could have worked.
Merrell's reply

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

This product has great features - by , Aug 12, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
The Merrill boots I ordered are great. Great fit and very comfortable.

This product has great features

Aug 12, 2019
The Merrill boots I ordered are great. Great fit and very comfortable.
Great shoe but........... - by , Aug 06, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
These shoes are great! Great fit. Great workmanship. Great quality. Great price. Great foot comfort. Great sole. Great footbed. But.........Everything was perfect but the top of the tongue/top laces cut into my left shin and I could not wear them at all. So disappointed. Loved these shoes. Maybe they’ll be good for other people. I wouldn’t let my review ruin anyone’s decision. Try them. They just weren’t good for me. Just one little thing that was unbearable. Really was looking forward to wearing these out. Great shoes! Miss them. Try them! I could’ve walked these to death! May try the waterproof ones. Maybe fit different or more padding where I need it. Darn.

Great shoe but...........

Aug 06, 2019
These shoes are great! Great fit. Great workmanship. Great quality. Great price. Great foot comfort. Great sole. Great footbed. But.........Everything was perfect but the top of the tongue/top laces cut into my left shin and I could not wear them at all. So disappointed. Loved these shoes. Maybe they’ll be good for other people. I wouldn’t let my review ruin anyone’s decision. Try them. They just weren’t good for me. Just one little thing that was unbearable. Really was looking forward to wearing these out. Great shoes! Miss them. Try them! I could’ve walked these to death! May try the waterproof ones. Maybe fit different or more padding where I need it. Darn.
Super comfortable - by , Jul 31, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
The Ontario is a great boot! True to size, light weight and the comfort is through the roof. I have purchased over a dozen different styles of Merrells during the past few years and I'm never let down. Love Merrell

Super comfortable

Jul 31, 2019
The Ontario is a great boot! True to size, light weight and the comfort is through the roof. I have purchased over a dozen different styles of Merrells during the past few years and I'm never let down. Love Merrell
Merrell's reply

Wonderful to hear that! Thank you.

There is no other shoe/boot brand for me! - by , Jul 30, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I think I've had a lil over a dozen different styles of Merrells over the last hand full of years and as always I am never let down. Love the various styles, they always fit true to size, consistently perfectly comfortable and the durability is through the roof. Most of the boots I've ordered are waterproof and they genuinely are. The AC heel feature is very durable and helps eliminate my pre existing plantars fascitis issues. I'm in my mid 50s and have worked on my feet for many years so high comfort is crucial to me. Merrell has not let me down. Quality, quality, quality. Love Merrell!

There is no other shoe/boot brand for me!

Jul 30, 2019
I think I've had a lil over a dozen different styles of Merrells over the last hand full of years and as always I am never let down. Love the various styles, they always fit true to size, consistently perfectly comfortable and the durability is through the roof. Most of the boots I've ordered are waterproof and they genuinely are. The AC heel feature is very durable and helps eliminate my pre existing plantars fascitis issues. I'm in my mid 50s and have worked on my feet for many years so high comfort is crucial to me. Merrell has not let me down. Quality, quality, quality. Love Merrell!
Merrell's reply

This is wonderful feedback, thanks so much!