I won a pair of Merrell shoes on Twitter. You can't beat a free pair of shoes! But I really didn't wear them a whole lot until recently. I wasn't a big fan of the look of them for some reason. And I'm incredibly partial to my Salomons. But the Salomons are getting so worn out they they lack enough tread on dirt rides. Enter: the Merrells. These things are great on the mountain bike. They stick to the pedals really well and when I do have to get off the bike, the tread is plenty aggressive to climb and walk in thick mud.
Get out there.