Merrell 'Captiva Mid' Waterproof Boot
This has been my go-to boot for three years and I can't say enough great things about them. They're great with jeans, comfortable, sturdy without being too heavy or cumbersome like some boots and at the end of the day they make me feel like it's not my feet that have taken the beating. There is a slight issue at the zipper on the last pair I got because it catches at the gore, but easy enough to work around that and the boot is worth it to me not to let a little zipping adjustment prevent me from reaching for them in the morning instead of several others.
I bought these boots for a trip to Italy. For all Merrell's I wear a 1/2 size smaller. The first day the flap inside the zipper rubbed against my ankle but after that they were fine. We walked for about 8 hours a day through dusty ruins and rain and they were comfortable. I did add a Dr. Scholl's insert for extra cushion and support because 8 hours is a lot for any shoe. One day we had torrential rains and the leather got soaked but my feet stayed dry, but when the boots dried there were white water marks on the leather. By the end of the week the boots looked pretty trashed but stayed comfortable. At home I rubbed them with a damp cloth and then brushed them with a soft shoe brush and they look good as new! Seriously! I'm so impressed that I will now buy them in brown.
Comfortable easy-on boot
I love the classically simple design, and the excellent construction is what I've come to expect and get with Merrel's shoes. I ordered my normal size 7 and needed to exchange it for a size 61/2 which fits great, with room for a mid-weight sock. The side zipper makes putting it on quick and easy. Very comfortable boot that I like so well I just may order in black. That it's waterproof is icing on the cake!
BEST BOOTS EVER
I love these boots so much I was very tempted to get another pair. I have wide front feet and these shoes does not squish my toes. I wear thicker socks during the winter time so with these shoes they were just right. I wear a size 9 and got a size 9. They really are water proof. You can tell the quality in them. I wear them to work sometimes and it blends with my clothing just fine.