These Merrill shoes have been in use for ten, or more, years. They are my morning barn “boots”, easy to slip on/off, comfortable and I use them to run to the barn, make sure everyone is doing all right, feed the barn cats and come back to the house.
As you can see, they are a mess! The sides are split, soles are coming apart and they, long ago, ceased being water proof.
I’m funny about footwear; they have to do service for years and years and, as long as they don’t leak too badly, I’ll keep them. The Merrill’s have gone beyond the “leak too badly” point and need to be retired. I was just waiting to find a replacement pair and think these Sperry Top Sider’s fit the bill.