Equestrian-inspired and tall on comfort and sophistication, the Merrell Captiva Mid 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. The sticky rubber outsole of the Merrell Captiva Mid Waterproof boot provides reliable traction.
After reading the previous review, I had to write my own because I love these boots. I live in Northern California where we have wet winters and I was looking for a new pair of water proof boots. These were so comfortable when I first tried them on, I wanted them immediately... there is no break in time needed. The side zipper makes on and off a breeze. That was a bonus because I travel a lot and taking these boots off at airport security is easy. If I was going out for a fancy date night, this would probably not be my choice... but for everyday wear, all day walking these are great!
These boots accommodate my orthotics well. They are warm when you wear wool socks (I do everyday anyway), and seem to be well-made. The wrinkle in the back mentioned by another reviewer is part of the structure of the boot and keeps the boot top from rubbing against the back of your leg. The zippers can be a little catch-y, but sweeping your finger behind the interior fold behind the zipper clears the way for easy zipping and unzipping. The low heel makes these good for everyday, and the rubber sole keeps you steady on icy surfaces. I haven't worn them in wet conditions yet. The leather is kind of suede-ish, not shiny, smooth black, imparting an almost gray cast to the shoe.
They look great with jeans. I want a pair in another color!
After ordering several pairs of Merrill boots, which had to be sent back because they were too narrow, these arrived ... and they fit! Merrill makes several different lasts. For some very strange reason, Merrill's tall boots are made with a narrower last than the lower boots...
These are great with jeans or non-dressy pants. They have a roomy toe-box and accept my orthotics... YAY! My original pair have now been designated as official Garden Boots... Love them! Perfectly warm with a thin wool sock... and they breathe, so your feet do not sweat!. I have since purchased two more pair.
Merrill... Please make these in a taller - mid-calf - version with the same last!
OnlineShoes.com... Please add information about each specific Merrill last for the different Merrill shoes (width & length), so that making an online selection is a faster and less frustrating experience... Than you...
When I saw these boots online and discovered they were waterproof I thought they might be a great addition to my boot collection however in the picture I couldn't tell if they were leather or nubuck or suede and the description didn't tell me either. So, I took a chance and ordered them. I am so disappointed. They truly remind me on a construction worker's boots in that the toe is very plain and large and somewhat rounded. There is a wrinkle at the back of the heel that I thought would pull out when I pulled the boots on, it doesn't it's the way they made it with this flap of material at the back, I'm not sure why. The color is a rich brown which isn't bad but it's not the rich leather look I was seeking, it's just boring. I do like that the soles of the boots are brown and not black as I don't like wearing brown boots that have a black sole on them. If you're looking for a waterproof boot for hiking, or strictly outdoors this is for you but if you want a boot to wear for casual wear with jeans to go out shopping or for the evening then these aren't for you. I'm so disappointed, I really wanted to like them and think they should have been described as rough leather or suede or nubuck but not just leather.
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