Merrell is proud to partner with Jenny Bruso and @UnlikelyHikers. Seeing a need to have more diversity represented in the outdoor community, @UnlikelyHikers Founder Jenny Bruso set out to build a community of hikers and adventurers of all shapes, sizes, genders, and abilities. Together, we redesigned and updated one of our most versatile shoes, Zion, to encourage all types of people to get out there and be part of the joyful movement.
The Black Men Northwoods Retreat is part of an ongoing movement to elevate the stories from the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities on public land and in the environmental conservation movement. The idea was to give this group of men and their sons an opportunity to experience the outdoors in ways they may not have been able to before.