Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Thanks for the reminder - I have a pair of these, and they are great. But they are getting worn out - time to order a new pair!
Worn out is a good sign of lots of trail time.
I have 2 problems with the Merrell footwear. First I need extra-wide and they seem to come in only one width which is too narrow for my feet. Another is the cost.