Equestrian-inspired and tall on comfort and sophistication, the Merrell Captiva Launch Waterproof boot walks everywhere you want to go. The waterproof, full grain leather upper of this women's mid-calf boot boasts seam-sealed, Weather-Tight™ construction and a breathable mesh lining with Aegis® technology to ensure dry comfort. The inside zip enhances easy on/off; side button details add interest. The sticky rubber outsole of the Merrell Captiva Launch Waterproof boot provides reliable traction.
I bought these boots with a lot of city-walking in mind, and they would be perfect if the calves weren't so narrow--mine are about 14.5 and these boots seem like 14" -- I could barely zip them up. The zipper also doesn't go all the way down, either, so the first couple times I had to really work to squeeze my heel through, even though I have very small feet and narrow heels. But once in, if not for the tight fit around the calf, they were very comfortable and would be perfect for wearing with pants and skirts!
Another thing: the picture here is wrong. If you want the rusty colored straps order "multi" -- "Cinnammon" colored is all one color (a very nice shade of dark brown). The leather on these boots is very nice, and I'm trying my luck with the older version of these boots -- Merrell Tetra Launch which are supposed to be 14.75" in the calf.
This is my 2nd pair of these boots. I got my original pair 3 years ago and they are still in great shape except the zipper on one of the boots no longer tracks properly. This is the first pair of boots I have ever come upon in my life that I can literally hike for miles in then go straight out on the town due to there durability and cuteness factor. I honestly think about investing in a 3rd pair to tuck under the bed for three years from now. I'm a runner so boots are typically tighter on my'calfs. These guys give me just enough space.
The one drawback is that on my original pair one of the buttons (for aesthetic purposes only) popped off after only a few weeks of having them, I put it back on with shoe goo and have proceeded to be careful around the button area. The new pair looks more sturdy so maybe that fixed that....?
These boot are so comfortable and they look great. I have a black pair of the Merrell Captiva with the strap. They are also very comfortable too, but much taller. I have very narrow feet and smaller calves. These fit great. I love these boots. They have some of that old-fashion flair mixed with some current style. I haven't had any issues with the buttons like other reviews have said. I love Merrells. They are great. Try them out.
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