Just the other day I slighted Merrell for making boots that were a little too technical for my tastes and, most likely, for yours as well. But can you really blame them? Merrell is an outdoors brand who makes boots for outdoors enthusiasts - end of story. Do they care about style blogs? Do they care about dudes who read style blogs? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that they don't. Anyhow, I was thinking about all this today and I realized that I had failed to previously mention Merrell's Wilderness Collection when it was first announced this past August. The Wilderness Collection is in collaboration with NY based shoe retailer David Z and their callabo mastermind Ronnie Fieg. Mr. Fieg took arguably the most classic Merrell silhouette, The Wilderness, and paired it up with some new fabrics. I really like The Wilderness because unlike a lot of the other hiker style boots on the market this boot has an elongated toe box resulting in a more natural looking shape. These made in Italy special edition boots are still available and will run you $300. I can't remember the last time I did a "Lusting After" post here on Sart Inc, but, then again, I can't remember the last time I saw some Merrell boots look this good.