Patagonia Finn approach shoe. in The Gear Critic Posted October 31, 2007 Hopefully patagonia's excellent construction reputation will outlast their best warranty of any outdoor company. I expect to get at least 5 years out of these if I have to exchange them for a new pair after I've abused them. Patagonia contracted out to Merrell to manufacture their shoes. Patagonia makes great gear...not so sure about Merrell.