I've been wearing this brand of shoe for more than 10 years since i got them in 2006. This model is also as old but uses the same design and material.
Shoe is very comfortable to wear and walk in. It's not water proof, so walking for extended period in the rain or wet condition is not advisable. However, there is a water proof model, so you can buy them, though I hope Merrell can give more value to their customers by make all models waterproof where possible.
Merrell has gotten this shoe right and there are no fancy gimmicks, this model and its similar range of shoes are extremely popular in my opinion and sometimes I find it hard to buy them online. Price wise, its value for money, if you buy 2 or 3 pairs of them and wear them interchangeably, it can last you for years. My 2 pairs lasted me almost 4 years of everyday use!
I highly recommend this shoe to anyone looking for a comfortable casual shoe. The midnight black is an excellent color to get, you can literally get away with wearing them to the office and no one would think you aren't wearing leather shoes!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]