Rated 5 out of 5áby Lickitysplit Comfortable, beautiful, well made
Beautiful boots,soft leather, true to size. There is enough room for a heavier sock. Very stylish.
December 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby TDCH Women's Merrell Captiva Launch 2 Waterproof Boots
I ordered my usual 7 and they foot bed fit perfectly and was very comfy. Sadly I could not zip the boots up more than 5 inches - my calves are 15 inches at the widest part. The top of the boot was very wide and I could pull the two sides of the zipper together on the top and still see a big gap, it was the middle section that was impossible. So sad because I love the color, texture, and style so much.
December 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby vintageMainah Wishing there were a 6th star
As is so common with LLBean products, the boots were more beautiful than I expected them to be. I have no problem at all with the shaft circumference-I will have plenty of room for skinny jeans and leggings. The height was perfect, the top at the front came up just below my kneecap. The leather was soft and free of marks.
The only negative is that the footbed feels a little weird. I can get used to it! Am so glad I splurged (I had 4 Visa coupons!) on these terrific boots. I'm wearing them tomorrow-the weather calls for rain-can't wait!
December 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby ShibaInuLover Lovely to look at, but be wary of calves
As the proud owner of another Merrell boot purchased from L.L. Bean, I was very excited to purchase this boot. When I tried them on, however, the zipper would not close. Not at all. Honestly, I do not have particularly wide calves; the last time I had an issue with boot zippers on tall boots was when I was taking riding lessons (great for strong calves!). That was many moons ago, and now my calves are fairly average in terms of width. Thus, I've concluded that these specific boots are designed to fit only the very slim rather than the average (i.e., me). I will say that the footbed felt great, like all Merrell shoes and boots, but when you can't close the zipper up this does not really help. Final word of advice: consider your choice carefully unless your calves are on the thin side.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Buckfield I had to try them twice, but don't give up on them
I have a two year old pair of brown Merrell boots that are absolutely perfect, and I mean absolutely. I have worn them every work day from November - April and now that I've put mink oil on them, they look pretty darn good. But I had saved my coupons and wanted to get a black pair. Merrell unfortunately changed the styling of their waterproof work boots and I think this one is the closest. It IS narrower and a little taller than my beloved. I had actually ordered a pair, tried them on, couldn't zip them and returned them, heartbroken that Merrell can no longer make perfect boots. I read some on line reviews off the LL Bean website and another persistent women suggested trying to work that zipper closed and that the boots have a bit of give (actually there is a little piece of elastic material near the zipper on the top, and this does "give." After ordering and rejecting every other waterproof boot LL Bean has, I went to the store and tried them all on. I had my corduroy pants on that are sort of like running pants, and the zipper DID go over the boots. I had to order my color, and I've worn them for 3 straight days, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 or 6 p.m. They are not as perfect as my older Merrells #which I wore to my visit to LL Bean, by the way# but they are pretty darn close. They are a 9 of 10 where the last pair are 10's. Don't give up on these boots!
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby sunshinemom great versatile boot
I recently ordered this boot in brown and am happy with my purchase. I also really liked the kork ease brand boot from the signature line but with the expensive price of each, I felt the Merrell Captiva boot matched my style a bit more and that overall I'd get more use out of it. It looks great either dressed up or down, with jeans, leggings, or tights and skirts whether running errands around town or dressing up for work. The fact that it's waterproof makes it great for wearing on snowy or rainy cold New England days. The rubber sole gives it great traction as well. I have this model in black from a few years ago and often use it as a winter boot. My calf measures 14" and I don't feel that it's too snug at all, fits comfortably.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby eluna I love these
I do have skinny calves (about 12") and these actually are a bit floppy on my legs, but they are comfortable on my feet and waterproof, AND I can wear them with dresses unlike my
pack boots, so it's a win for me. I did have to return the 9 1/2 s and get 10 s instead, but I'm normally in between so it was a tough call.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby WinnipegMom Perfect fit for me!
I had been dreaming of a new pair of boots for some time, but I'm very particular because I don't wear heels and I have very high arches, so I did my research. I had my eye on these boots, but was unable to find them in a store where I live. Since they are fairly expensive, I really wanted to make sure they would work for me before I ordered them. Somebody posted that these boots were made for people with high arches and skinny calves, which is a good description of myself, so I took the plunge and ordered the boots! They fit perfectly! I normally wear a size 8.5, and these were true to size in the foot. I have a little bit of wiggle room, and I may add a thin insole for the winter. They are snug around the calf, but I can even still wear them over my skinny jeans. For reference, the widest part of my calf is 14.5" in circumference. All that said, I'm thankful that people review their purchases, even if they just give 2 stars, because it really helped me make a purchase that was perfect for me.
October 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby Buckfield LOVE my 2 year old Merrills but not these!
For two November through April's I have work my brown Merrill boots every single work day - they are so comfortable, stylish, waterproof for Maine's slushy wet wiinters. I've been saving my LL Bean coupons all year to purchase a new pair, in Black, to save my beloved brown pair. These would be PERFECT if they were not so NARROW as to be impossible to zip up! I pulled out my tried and true brown ones and they zip right up, and over skinny jeans too! Merrill, please make your boots for real human women!!! I am 5'4" 117 lbs - regular boots should fit me! I want to buy them but cannot, Merrill or LL Bean, please help!
October 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby neverenoughrain Cool boots for dog walks and theater visits
Have had these boots for 2 weeks, love the fit, feel and look. Want to wear them everywhere.
October 7, 2015