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Merrell Captiva Strap Waterproof Reviews

244 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

228 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/12/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Boot is perfect but way too big for my skinny calves. I will need to have the calf taken in if I want to keep them - which adds another $80. I'm beginning to think that if I started a boot company for skinny calf girls I could mint money.

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16 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/15/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I ordered these boots to take to Italy with me. I was looking for some boots that looked good, that I could do a ton of walking in, and that would be waterproof and warm. I hit the jackpot with these. Italy in March was a little bit chilly and rainy, and they kept my feet warm and dry. :) I usually wear a size 10 boot, and the size 10 I got were a touch on the big size since I have a very narrow heel. But, that was exactly what I was hoping for so that I could add inserts and wear thick socks with them. By the way, Dr. Scholl's Active Series Inserts totally saved me from all the walking I did. Icing on the cake and these boots actually look really nice. You can go day time casual with them or dress them up for the evening. They look great with black leggings. :) These boots are a great investment, bottom line.

Additional 224 Captiva Strap Waterproof Merrell Reviews

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January 20, 2014

Karen

from Shanghai

Love these boots. A bit stiff to begin with, but only getting more and more comfortable the more I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Comfortable, good looking, not too clunky. The overall shaft of the boot is narrow, it looks good with skinny jeans. The ankle is very narrow, it is difficult to tuck wider pants into the boot. Worn them in very wet, snowy conditions and feet stayed dry.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Richmond, Virginia

These boots are awesome. I wear them all the time, they seem to fit just about every occasion. I actually went for an impromptu hike today and they were great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2014

Linden C

from Knoxville, TN

This is my second pair of Merrell boots and I love them both. They are comfortable and great looking and waterproof. I only wish their shoes were as stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2014

MEG

from Illinois

These boots are cute but too stiff. I was hoping to find a replacement for my Merrell Plaza Peak boots which I have been looking for almost 4 years and just cannot find anything like them. These Merrell Captiva seem just like their name, they capture my steps and don't let my walk flow naturally, I immediately felt how my feet, legs and knees were working harder to have a regular walk. Thanks Zappos for your outstanding service as usual and please let Merrell know they should have the Plaza Peaks back!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Teva

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 16, 2014

Paula T

from New Orleans

Perfect boots. I am from the South and had ordered another pair of Chaco Arbora Boots to take to Minnesota in a few weeks because it's really cold and snowy at this time of year. got them in and they are rather large and clunky. I wear a size 10 so you can imagine. So I ordered these Merrell Captiva Strap boots and loved the look of these right away. They are stylish and also waterproof, which will be great for my upcoming trip. I am tall, 5ft 10 with a size 17 muscular calf. The shaft of the boot is pretty tall 14 1/2 in and they fit very snug when I zipped them over corduroy leggings and thin socks. Since I have some room in my foot, I decided to try them on with a thick 1/2 sock, leggings and they fit like a glove. They will also work great during Mardi Gras here in New Orleans. I am a happy girl from the south! Needless to say I am sending back my other boots right away.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

I purchased these boots for a trip to England last February. I was looking for a boot that was comfortable, durable, water resistant, and, hopefully, stylish. These boots were perfect for the climate in the UK. In addition, the style of the boot meant I did not need to bring several different pairs of shoes/boots. At the time they were on sale but I still thought they were too expensive, but I bought them anyway. I am so glad I did. They were perfect. I found them to be extremely comfortable. I have received many compliments on them. They were worth every penny. I like them so much that I have considered purchasing another pair just in case the company decides to discontinue this particular design even though my current pair is still in excellent shape. As a reference: I wear a size 6 and the boot is not stiff or tight. I did not find the calf to be too large either.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

If you have slender calves, look elsewhere. These made me look like a little kid wearing her mommy's boots. The boot itself is about half a size too large. Disappointing.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Laurie

from Boston, MA

This boot is such a cute option for nasty winter weather! I can wear it out, wear it all day at work, or opt to change shoes after the commute, but I don't feel like I have a bulky snow boot on. Comfort-wise, it has been fine - nothing remarkably comfy, but no issues either. The ankle is super tight at first, but goes over any pants I try and after a few wears, I stopped noticing it. I think the issue with whether these are waterproof is that the leather is definitely waterproof but the shoe is not water tight. This is a bummer and it's why I give them 3 stars. If you wear them to walk through fresh snow or in a rainstorm, your socks will end up with wet spots (not soaked). If you wear them to walk ON packed snow, or in a bit of falling snow or rain, you'll probably be fine. They are not insulated though, so wear thick socks. I considered sending them back, but the reality is, next time there's a ton of snow or rain, I will just wear my old bulky watertight boots and keep these cute ones for drier, more moderate winter days.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

Like others, I was undecided if the these boots were worth their price. Material is wonderful. Wore them through lots of snow and slush and wet parking lots with the weather in WI this January. They stay dry, do not stain, always look like new. They are very comfortable. I have large calves and struggle to find a boot that works for me. These are still a bit snug, but I can tuck in a pair of straight leg jeans (must be very close fit at the knee)and still get them zipped. They do loosen up after a few minutes due to the small piece of stretch material at top. Ran generous, ordered my usual 9.5, roomy for a wool sock. Really a great mix of fashion and function - the functionality puts them over the top for me and is what makes them worth the price.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 10, 2014

Lisa F

from Boulder, CO

These boots are absolutely amazing. They are comfortable, even with my bunion on my right foot. They are warm and they go with any outfit, I cannot say enough about these boots. I believe that I did have to order a size bigger than I originally bought.

Brands I'd also recommend: Echo, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

So happy I bought these boots! Very comfy, waterproof (I never sprayed them) and they are stylish! True to size, not tight on calves or my wide feet. :-)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Pacific Northwest

These are fabulous boots! True to size. Extremely comfortable. I can walk all day in these good looking weatherproof boots. Very flattering as well!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan Donald J Pliner Gentle Soul

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I like these boots. They're cute and waterproof which is good here in Seattle. Also, I have "athletic" calves and I can actually zip these up over my jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2014

Joni H

from Trenary, Michigan

I bought these boots for my daughter. She LOVED the boots! However, they were too tight on her calves. Will be trying a different style. Love the service at Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2014

Mimi

from Buffalo, New York

Love these boots! I've been wearing them almost two weeks. Ankle area stiff at first, which meant I could only wear super thin socks, otherwise could not fit my foot into boot. But now the ankle area has softened up, and I can wear regular socks! Even with thin socks, my feet were not cold at all even in our cold and snowy climate. Ordered my regular size 7, very comfortable fit. I can keep them on all day with no discomfort. They look stylish, and I don't need to change in and out of snow boots during the work day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2014

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I'm looking for a winter boot for commuting and can survive snow and cold. As a runner, I have problems finding a boot shaft that fit my calves. Most riding-style boot I've tried never zip up all the way. However, the boot is VERY STIFF and I couldn't zip up the boot. It has no arch support. I also bought Born Samantha Boot: much more comfortable, it fits over my calves and has arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born Samantha Boot

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 2, 2014

Teresa

from GA

Wow, so glad I got these. They are super comfy and after a day of wearing them I'm in love. For those looking for a dressy boot, this probably isn't what you are looking for but you can probably tell that from the brand name and shorter heel. It is a great all purpose boot for just about everything else especially in bad weather. A fabulous alternative to rubber boots. I will have no issues wearing these to the office. The slimmer heel (where the buckles are) does need a tad breaking in because the material is a little stiff but this is not uncomfortable. I'll go back for the brown pair soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Sharon T

from Seattle, Washington

I am between a size 11 and 12 and these size 11 fit. Tight but because the leather is so soft, I was able to get them on and they are stretching nicely. I love them, they were exactly what I thought they would be. I only wish they had just a little more grip. I noticed you could slip very easily if you don't watch it, because of that I'm only giving these a 4 star.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Manistee, Mi

I LOVE these boots - they are incredibly comfy and my legs do not get tired in them even after standing on a hard concrete school floor and running after children all day; I work at a middle school and am on my feet a lot. I ordered a size 9 (I usually wear an8 1/2) but the 9 fits very well with socks. This boot is very attractive and just the greatest!! I was hesitant b/c of the price but I love Merrell and am really pleased that I went ahead and ordered these!

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

These are the best boots I have ever had. As other reviewers noted, comfortable from the first day--and I am on my feet the whole day. They look wonderful on--I have somewhat short stubby legs and boots usually do not look good, but these look great because they conform to the leg so well. And they keep my feet warm. It doesn't get any better than that!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I originally purchased a pair of these Merrell Captiva Strap boots about four years ago when they first came out, stylish and waterproof, yes please! I loved them so much and they wore so beautifully over these last four years I thought; hey why not get another pair? Well, they're still 'pretty' decent boots but I'm not sure the quality is there as in the ones I originally purchased. I wore the new boots for two weeks and they're already starting to wear more than the old ones and don't seem to have as much comfort and support as the old ones either. If Merrell goes back to the initial high quality boot they made four years ago I'd 100% recommend getting a pair in each color. Now, they're still nice but I can only give a 75% go out and buy a singular pair rating. Boo to Merrell for not keeping quality up!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Knoville, TN

These are great looking boots, but I think this price is too high for non-insulated, thin boots. I usually wear a 9½/10 but I have narrow feet and the 9 fit me well. I have smaller calfs and still had a fair amount of space around my calf, plenty of room for pants I had plenty of foot room as well, I need two pairs of socks for my feet to not slide around a lot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 26, 2013

Squirley

from illinois

This is another good quality footwear from Merrell. It makes your legs look leaner with the shape of the boots and the ankle straps. It was rather uncomfortable for the first few times around your ankle area because the straps were rather stiff, but it gets better the more often you wear it. I also had walked on the snow a couple of times unintentionally and I can say that it is waterproof although your feet might be a little cold because there isn't any lining inside. It is after all not meant for walking in the snow. Over all I'm happy with my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am a teacher and I need something comfortable, but I like to look good, too. I do not want to be frumpy! I really thought that I would love these, but when I received them they were really weird. They are hard to walk in; they feel like you are wearing galoshes and they just really do not look attractive. I wish that I would have gone with my first instinct - the Samantha Born boots. I got them yesterday and they are absolutely perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, New Balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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