Merrell stands for sharing the simple power of being outdoors with everyone. With the aim of providing carefully designed and thoroughly tested products that more than live up to themselves in terms of performance, versatility and durability.
MERRELL | history
INSPIRED BY NATURE, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE
Merrell was founded in 1981 when two executives of the ski company Rossignol, Clark Matis and John Schweizer, decided to enter the market as a new hiking boot manufacturer. The duo decided to team up with Randal Ivan Merrell (R.I. Merrell), a highly acclaimed maker of custom boots that retailed for $500 a pair. Matis set to work designing a more affordable high-performance boot, the Moab, which came about in 1982. Since 1997, the company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolverine Worldwide, a major player in the footwear industry.