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Merrell Avian Light Sport Hikers

Merrell Avian Light Sport Hiker Boots (Courtesy of Merrell)
Photo: Courtesy of Merrell Merrell Avian Light Sport Hiker Boots

Since your feet carry the load, invest in them first. The Merrell Avian Light Sport Hikers gripped loose rock, breathed well without letting in grit, and didn't induce blisters on our 17-mile trek through Colorado's Weminuche Wilderness.

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