You could say this was a project 28 years in the making. After several hints on his website the last few weeks, footwear designer Ronnie Fieg finally unveiled his partnership with MERRELL. Introduced in 1982, a year after the performance footwear was founded by Clark Matis, John Schweitzer, and Randy Merrell, the Wilderness was the model that put the newly established company onto outdoor aficionados and the growing market that catered to them. Its remarkable construction, an ingenious one-piece leather process that kept out water and dirt since there were no seams, plus an already proven Vibram outsole, made the Wilderness a fast favorite. So in the tradition of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, Fieg retained most of the original attributes that had the Wilderness attained a near legendary status in the hiking/mountaineering circle. One exception was the color, 3 new additions of oily chestnut suede, oily beige suede, and dark brown oily leather. Each pairs crafted in Italy, as with the original Wilderness 2 decades ago. The Ronnie Fieg x MERRELL Wilderness Collection is set to release this Friday, November 12, exclusively through David Z. flagship store and its online store.
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Release Date: November 12th (Friday) | 1o am