Merrell is an American brand founded in 1981 by Clark Matis, Randy Merrell, and John Schweizer, initially focusing on the manufacturing of high-quality hiking and trekking boots. Over time, the brand expanded its offerings to include other types of footwear and outdoor clothing while maintaining its commitment to innovation and performance in its products. Today, Merrell is a leading brand in the outdoor, tactical, and military sectors, known for its advanced technologies and commitment to sustainability.