Merrell Footwear was established in 1981 when two executives for the Rossignol ski company, Clark Matis and John Schweizer, decided to launch a new maker of hiking boots, The pair decided to join forces with Randal Ivan Merrell (R.I. Merrell), a maker of highly praised custom boots which retailed for $500 a pair. Matis set to work designing a more affordable high-performance boot, which was developed in 1982. Plans were made for production of the new line in factories located in Italy, a leading exporter of footwear to the world market at the time.
The Foot and Ankle Clinic stock the following from the Merrell Footwear range:
Moab Moc (Gunsmoke)
World Vue Lace (Black)
MOAB 2 Low (Walnut)
MOAB 2 Mid (Grey)