Merrell makes great shoes. Comfortable and they all offer water/stain resistance or full waterproof. (Not stand in open water, but against leakage)
- All Merrell shoe products have a insole designed for each specific sex as per their leg stance.
- They all also come with various foam densities to help cushion ever step.
New Balance and The North Face both also have great offerings.
If you order from LLbean.com your product will come with the 100% satisfaction protection. Not that it is intended to be lifetime but you won't be stopped from returning your shoes in the years as they wear out. Since you live in Michigan you'll likely to close to a store within the next few years as the company will be expanding with Chicago as the midwest homestore.
Forgive me please If let my bias show