Merrell Aurora 6 Ice+ Review
The Merrell Aurora 6 Ice+ Waterproof boots are designed for harsh winter conditions, helping give you amazing traction and aid in keeping you nice and warm. They feature Vibram Arctic Grip outsoles with 4.5mm lugs to help you on your way, allowing you to walk on ice with ease. Merrell's M Select WARM insulation combined with the Conductor fleece lining ensures that you will be able to stay nice and warm throughout the day. Customers love the comfort they receive from them. They might have a slightly higher price tag than some want to pay, but they are extremely durable and offer so much more than some other similar products which make them well worth the cost. Customers love these boots and stated that they would recommend them to their friends and family.
- Great comfortability
- Long-lasting durability
- Phenomenal traction
- Keeps you warm
- Waterproof upper
- High price tag
- Few color options
The traction on these, however, is amazing. They are going to help keep you on your feet, whether walking on ice or other wet slippery surfaces. They are perfect for most cold weather conditions. No need to walk around worrying whether or not your feet are going to unexpectedly slip out from underneath you causing you to fall and potentially hurt yourself or someone else. If you are going to be doing a lot of walking around outside in hazardous conditions then allow these to give you a little piece of mind, knowing they are going to help keep you upright. Something that you might want to note is that even though a vast majority of the customers agree that these have fantastic traction, there are a few who said that they do not and were unpleased with the grip they provided.
Not only are you going to get a superior grip but you are also going to get some added stability while you are out and about.
In the arch of these winter shoes is a molded nylon arch shank that is going to help give you a little bit of extra stability while you are wearing them. The fact that this is made out of nylon means that they are going to be able to keep some unnecessary weight off the boots while still giving you the protection and support that you need. You will also still get a decent amount of flexibility, allowing you a more natural movement to your feet while on the go.
Additionally, the heels have Merrell's air cushioning in them to help give you even more stability as well as excellent shock absorption to help reduce some of the impacts your joints might take while you are out and about.
In addition to the great insulation, they also feature a Conductor fleece lining inside of them to help aid in keeping you warm and cozy. It is also extremely soft, adding to the comfort level for a pleasant in-shoe experience. The boots have faux fur cuffs and lining and a plush collar and tongue. Finishing off the uppers is a traditional lace-up closure.
You are not going to have any problems with the locked in and snug feel while wearing these. As long as you get the correct size for the perfect fit you are not going to have to fear too much wiggle room inside that might cause you to slip around inside the foot chamber causing your fall. The lace-up closure is going to help allow you to get the perfect fit for optimal support.
As for your arches, you will get some extra padding where you need it thanks to the cushioned footbed and the nylon shank located there. If you find yourself with not enough under-arch support then you can consider an additional insert to give you what you need.
The cushioned midsole and soft interior lining help make sure that your feet are going to stay cozy and warm all day long. You are not going to have to worry about irritating chafing or blisters with these boots either, so that is a huge bonus.
They have a hefty price tag on them but with everything that they offer you and the long-lasting durability makes them well worth the money spend. You might pay a little more upfront but you are not going to have to worry about replacing them any time soon so that is money saved in the long run.
They have a padded tongue and collar a faux-fur lining that spills up around the collar. They have a traditional lacing system to them, but some customers have mentioned that the design of this is flawed. There are boot lace hoops at the tips of them that some say are just a little too open and can catch on things, such as the laces from your shoes. This reviewer mentioned that this might become a tripping hazard and warns at you might want to make sure that you close the loops a little with pliers or you make sure that your pant legs cover them so you do not risk falling.
When it comes to the Merrells, they are running pretty true to size but a lot of customers suggest that you might want to go up about a half size if you are planning on wearing thick winter socks with them, or if you are going to be inserting an orthopedic insole. If you are unsure as to what size you should order you can always consult a size chart, just to make sure.
The Vibram outsole is going to provide you with amazing traction to help you stay on your feet, preventing you from slipping and falling which can lead to injury.
Additionally, the midsole provides you with a decent amount of shock absorption to help out your joints. When your foot hits the ground the sole is going to take in a lot of that impact so that way it does not put as much pressure on your knees and other joints which can lead to discomfort or pain.
These boots are also going to shield you from the elements. They are waterproof so they are going to keep you dry, promoting a healthier in-shoe environment for your feet as well as helping you stay warm. The M Select WARM insulation and the Conductor fleece linings keep your feet nice and toasty so you will not have to worry about suffering too much from the cold conditions.
One thing that customers warn about is that if you are stepping into deeper snow, around 5 or more inches, then you are going to run the risk of the snow slipping down into your boots from the top, so that is just something that keeps in mind when deciding whether or not these are going to be right for you.