I severely sprained my ankle, and one of my doctors wanted me to get a pair that laced. Unless you get a military style, that is almost impossible, plus I needed something that was easy for my foot to get in and out. I can't, as of yet, flex that foot. Thank you Zappo's Customer Care Team. We searched for a LONG time to find a pair of shoes or boots
that would suit my needs.
I had no trouble with the fit or the laces, I used the length to my advantage. When I put them on, I bring the laces around the back and then to the front. I slide the laces through the tab in front and pull it snug; then I tie them
They aren't tight like a cast, but they offer much more security than a normal boot when you tie it this way.
fit my feet well, the toe box is roomy, without being too wide. They are true to size and warm.
Considering I'm going to be hobbled up with this ankle for awhile, I'm thrilled that I found a boot that offers all of the above, and great gripping on snow... Everything is very true to a Merrell
shoe or boot.