North Wales Kayak Fishing

Merrell Waterpro Maipo

This is my review of the Merrell Waterpro Maipo water shoe firstly the official info of the shoe .

UPPER/LINING
• Strobel construction offers flexibility and comfort
• Synthetic leather and mesh upper
• Lycra® /Neoprene tongue and collar for padded comfort
• Micro mesh drainage ports
• Protective toe cap with integrated drainage ports
• Removable perforated footbed with Etc® Anti-Friction Lining treated with Aegis® Antimicrobial solution

MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE
• Molded nylon arch shank
• Compression Molded EVA Footframe provides cushioning
• Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
• 3.5mm Sole Lug Depth
• Water friendly non-marking sipped sole
• Vibram® WaterPro Plus Sole/TC5+ Rubber

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Merrell have been around for a long time they are proven in quality cutting edge technology and most of all they know exactly how to make something just right
I have been using the Maipo water shoes for about 2 years now for kayaking and kayak fishing they are superb I use them for both every day use and for on and in the water use during this time I can find no fault with them they are superb in every way

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The merrell lacing system is superb it is comfortable very practical and very secure

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The front of the toe has several different material layers this makes for a strong protected toe area

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The heel area also has multi layers which offer most importantly support and comfort to the wearer

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The sole of the shoe is made from Vibram® WaterPro Plus Sole/TC5+ Rubber
This is a soft to the touch but extremly hard wearing material it is specially designed to grip in the most adversed conditions like when launching or retriving when your foot is totally submerged

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The inside of the shoe has another special material Anti-Friction Lining treated with Aegis® Antimicrobial solution this all means the shoe is both comfortable and won’t harbour any backteria

The quick venting mesh expels water very quickly from the shoe making it ideal for our watersport

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The overall look of the Merrell Waterpro Maipo is of a sleek stylish trainer type shoe it has been specially designed for water sports so the materials are all bound with this in mind it won’t fall apart when its been wet a few times.
I have used mine most days for over 2 years now and they are good for at least another year they are superb in comfort practicality and design I am so impressed with them I just bought another pair they have proven to be brilliant for our kayak fishing needs the Merrell Waterpro Maipo retails at £72.00 this is fantastic value for this product

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