KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Merrell Backpacking Grade Boots. These boots use special insoles engineered to support adventurists who are lugging along bulky backpacks. The idea behind these insoles is the same as traditional styles: to provide the closest cushion the foot, however they have been upgraded to provide even more support and cushion for hikers.

What is it? The Merrell Backpacking Grade Boots are equipped with nylon insoles that are specially designed to support outdoor adventurists. Available in different grades, Merrell Backpacking Grade Boots are suitable for anything from high-altitude mountain climbs to relaxing wilderness hikes.

How does it work? The insoles of Merrell Backpacking Grade Boots are designed and tested to support the weight of hikers and their heavy belongings. This helps to ensure that you'll be able to maintain balance, grip, comfort, and firm footing in situations where you'll need it most.

Notable products: Merrell Wilderness, Merrell Mattertal Echo, Merrell Phaser Peak 

Bottom line: If you're going to be doing any serious hiking this winter, you'll want to consider Merrell Backpacking Grade Boots.

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