Rated 2 out of 5 by whitewolfe001 For people with very skinny calves and high arches
I wanted to love these. I've been searching everywhere for a boot I could wear in the office but was also waterproof so I don't have to carry and switch shoes just for the walk from the car to the door in winter conditions. I had high hopes for these and wanted to love them!
First of all, it is obvious that they are quality boots and the leather is very nice.
However, I was very surprised to find I could almost not zip them up! I must have a very average calf because I have many pairs of tall boots and have never once had a tightness issue.
I could have lived with the snugness, after all, real leather will stretch. But the footbed was uncomfortable for me also, because as a person who does not need arch support, the support in this shoe felt like I was stepping on a ball.
Even if I could get past those two issues, they weren't quite as sleek looking as I had hoped. They would pass in an office, I'd say, but in person I found them a bit clunky looking, a bit too 'outdoorsy'.
Too many issues for me to overlook in a $200 boot, so they went back.
If you have a skinnier-than-average calf and high arches, this would be a good boot for you.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrapin Awesome!
I guess I like boots that don't swim on my calves. I am athletic, 5' 4" with short legs, 14.5" circumference at the widest. Not stick thin by any means. These boots allow me to put regular jeans over them without poking out funny, and skinny jeans within. These are super comfortable (that is relative--personally I do not like 'great arch support' that hits my arch in the exact wrong spot) and are silent when you walk, (I hate the clop clop.) I wore them during a rainy weekend in Seattle; they kept me dry and warm. My only negative? A few times I felt I might kinda slide. Ergo, the traction is not 100%. I wear a 7 or a 7.5, the 7 fit really well.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PerfectBoots PerfectBoots
I have plantar fasciitis and was looking for good arch support. These boots hit the mark. It is an added bonus that they are so attractive! I love them with everything I put on. I hope I can find something as comfy for the summer months.
January 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 Lovely Boot; Too Narrow!
The quality of the boots is immediately apparent--rich leather, well constructed, comfortable footbed. Sadly, I couldn't get the boots zipped up even halfway! I even tried with no socks or pants tucked in at all and it still wouldn't work. I am 5'3", 125 lbs. and have a 15" calf. I didn't think this would bump me up into a wide calf, but it would for this boot. I am returning for a different pair.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momtypecustomer My go to shoe
I am 5'5" and about 150 lbs. These boots do cling to your calves, but I have no problem getting jeans or leggings in them. I bought them because I know Merrells fit me well, are durable and comfortable. The fact that they are waterproof was a big bonus. I have worn them with dresses, jean and to walk my dogs. The traction is awesome. They are so comfortable I may never take them off! I even bought a pair for my daughter! Totally worth the price.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oceanlizzie Luv at First Site
These are the best looking boots I've seen in a long time. For me, they are not too tight in the calf. I measured the widest part of my calf, which is just under 14", size 6. I'm on the small-boned size and 5'3", 125. They are a matte black color, not shiny like dressier boots. However, I will be wearing them with the Signature Plaid Mini Skirt I also just bought. Luckily, both arrived a day before Christmas Eve, so this will be my Christmas outfit and gift to myself. Looks smashing together with black tights and light gray cashmere sweater!
Thank you, LLBean for getting them to me SO quickly! I did not pay for express shipping and received boots in 3 days, cross country.
December 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ITried Boot upper is too tight
I purchased this boot despite the other reviews that stated the boot shaft is too tight on the calves. It is true- way too tight on the calves. I could not get the boot zipped. I purchased an 8.5. I am 5' 5"- not skinny nor am I really over weight.
This Merrell boot has a really comfortable foot bed and the leather and style are beautiful. I will recommend it to my skinny long legged friends!
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Upstatesnowprincess Super cute boot but narrow calf
I wear a size 9 boot. This boot fit perfect with a medium sock.
The calf however was way to tight. My calf is 15 inches around at the largest point. Unfortunately, I could not get these boots zipped up. Majorly bummed because they are adorable and very comfortable. The color is nice too. The brown is a very deep brown that looks almost suede/flat color.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StLouisGirl Wonderful boots!
I love these boots! They were comfortable right out of the box. The soles have good treads for the snow and ice we get where I live. The boots are also quite warm. I had no trouble with the fit on my calf and I have long legs and these boots end about 1.5-2 inches below my knees. The leather is high quality and they look great on!
November 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chatt great quality, but...
I was so excited to finally get these boots I had been admiring for over a year, took the plunge and spent the $. I was disappointed that the calf was too narrow for me. Typically I do not have to wear a wide calf boot, but these I could not fully zip, so I had to return and it did not appear there was a wide calf option for exchange. These boots are high quality, worth the price, great construction, just the right height etc...My search continues!
November 12, 2014