Rated 5 out of 5 by Muskokagal Love them
I bought these boots for my adult niece in Colorado. She needed a waterproof boot. She said they are fabulous: comfortable, stylish and waterproof. Very happy with this purchase.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tucker54 Boots are perfect
Love my boots. comfortable, warm and waterproof....love them!
December 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LauraK5 Follow up
I preemptively wrote a negative review and couldn't remove. The post so here is my follow up. I was wrong, the boots are not synthetic, apparently I am just not familiar with Nubuck! Still, the boots chafe but maybe this will lessen as they get broken in. Wish I could remove my other review .
December 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ITried Too tight on the calves
I really wanted this boot, the foot bed is so comfortable, the leather is soft, I love the look of the boot, but the upper is too tight on my calves. I did not heed the warning of others who said the same thing in their reviews... I was wishing it not to be so.
I purchased an 8.5 and forced the zipper closed but it was very uncomfortable that way. I then got a 9 and the upper fit much better but then the foot bed was a little too roomy.
I am about 5'5" and my calf measures about 15" around at mid calf- just a little too "beefy" for this boot if I keep to my true 8.5 foot size.
December 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LauraK5 Big disappointment! :-(
Although these boots are beautiful, I was expecting leather boots because the description said "full grain leather". The boots are synthetic which was a disappointment, but not my biggest issue. The boots chafe in the ankle area and above the top of my heal, even when wearing decent socks. Too bad because I love the look of them.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dazzlespanazzle Very comfortable
These boots are just the right height without being too short or tall & look nice with all clothes.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kisa perfect boots
I've had these boots for more than three years now and I just love them. Unlike other reviewers, I've had no problems with waterproofing. My feet stay warm and dry no matter how long I stay out in cold wet weather. The boots are warm but still breathable so my feet don't get sweaty or soggy, which is unusual for waterproof boots. The full grain leather is gorgeous; scuffs buff right out. After three years the buttons are still intact on my boots but the leather straps between the buttons are sagging a little bit. The boots fit my (average, 14.5") calves perfectly with a little room to spare, but what I love most about these boots is that they don't slouch. They're tapered from ankle to calf in a flattering way that keeps the boots from slouching and also looks great. It took a while to break in around the ankles but once broken in I could walk all day without chafing and without sore feet. They run a bit small so if you want to wear heavy socks, order a size up. For me the insulation in the boots is warm enough for just a pair of Smartwool knee socks. I purchased Bean's Wellie Warmers which were too warm and bulky for these boots so I cut off the feet and just use them as leg warmers/cuffs, which looks really cute with these boots. They're warm but not bulky, and the sole sticks to wet concrete. No slipping! I can't say enough good things about these boots and would definitely buy them again.
December 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nereid Oh So Disappointed
These boots seemed to be everything I could hope for: the memory foam footbed was comfier than I have ever had, the boots were warm, and they were stylish.
They were not, however, waterproof. Now, I live in the Pacific Northwest, right on the coast, and walking through water is an occupational hazard of just being alive around here; after 42 years, I'm used to wet feet, so I was willing to live with the leaks.
But those "buttons", which are really rivet covers: those come off. When the first one came off and was hanging by a scrap of vinyl (or whatever it is they're made of), I glued it back on and hoped that it was just a one-off defect. But the next one came off and was nowhere to be found by the time I detected it. What a flaw!
I expected better of Merrell, with its reputation for outdoor ruggedness. I'm severely disappointed; I had hoped for Merrell ruggedness and urbane style together in a single boot.
November 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Nubuck leather boots
The description does not mention these boots are Nubuck, which probably would have swayed me not to buy them. However, the boots are comfortable. I bought a half size larger as per a review and the foot area fits fine, but there was plenty of room in the calf; my calves are thin. All in all, I think my original size would have been fine.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teresa55 Warm & wonderful!
I have been building up my wardrobe with warmer clothing and I was missing a pair of boots that would be attractive with a skirt...these do the trick and the fit is nice and snug so that they are warm and comfortable to wear all day.
October 12, 2014