Merrell exists to share the simple power of being outside. They believe the trail is for everyone. The goal is to provide thoughtfully designed, rigorously tested products that over-deliver on performance, versatility, and durability. The footwear range signifies a departure from the well-trodden track, out into the wide-open outdoors. designed for those searching for another dimension of the trail. There are many routes to take, they chose 1.

Merrell was born in 1981 when two executives from ski manufacturer Rossignol, Clark Matis and John Schweizer, decided to create a new company to produce hiking boots. The two decided to team up with Randal Ivan Merrell (R.I. Merrell), a manufacturer of highly acclaimed custom boots. Matis went to work designing a more affordable high-performance shoe, the Moab, which was developed in 1982.