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Merrell Captiva Strap Waterproof Reviews

243 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

227 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.

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5 people found this review helpful  

October 19, 2012

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

I have only worn these boots once (out of the house) because I was so nervous I would regret my first $100+ boot purchase. Last Sunday was a typical rainy October New England day and I wore these boots out to have lunch and run errands. They were warm, comfortable, and stylish, even with my practical raincoat. I love the fit and color (espresso). I am typically a size nine in Merrell and that is what I ordered for the boots with no problems so far. I've worn them with thin Smartwool socks and will still have room for thicker ones as the colder weather comes in. The only issue might be the fit in the calves; which, for me, means I could only wear jeggings, leggings, tights, etc. with them, not skinny jeans if there is any bunching of fabric when I go to zip up. Overall, another excellent shoe from Merrell.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 5, 2012

N/a

 

I have 16" calves and couldn't zip these beauties up. Very disappointing; the shaft is flared and the circumference must be measured st the top.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2012

Ambre

 

I could sleep in these boots! they are so comfy and stylish! I got the espresso, a beautiful dark brown that goes with everything, even black! I ordered a half size up because I have wide feet and they are perfect! And they are waterproof!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 24, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego

This is a very comfortable boot. So far I have worn them in a very cold climate (Deer Valley, Utah), I wore them to a pub for beer & dinner and last night to a football game. Suitable for many casual occasions when comfort is essential. I would say only wear with pants tucked in & you will feel cute(leggings or skinny jeans). My 73 year old mom bought Merrell boots at my encouraging (shorter profile boot) & every time I see her she has those boots on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

Bought these specifically for a trip to London, and boy, did they deliver! I wore them every day, as it was rainy most of the time. They're cute and most importantly, very comfortable. We walked at least 5-6 miles a day, on cobblestone streets, and while I can't say I was dancing on air at the end of the day - not sure what kind of shoe would allow that! - I definitely didn't have any trouble setting out the next day, wearing these boots. A very sturdy shoe, too, for walking on cobblestones. The calf was a little tight - I do have muscular calves, but don't usually have to buy wide calf boots - but it definitely stretched out. I was able to wear these over jeans, and while initially it took some effort to zip the boot up over my left (most muscular) calf, I accomplished it, and by the end of the day the boots had stretched out a bit. But not for long; every day they seemed to spring back to the original shape. All in all, this was a great investment for my trip and I'm sure I'll wear these boots all winter long! They look great with jeans tucked in, or with skirts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love these. I am 5'8" with 13" calves and size 8. They fit absolutely perfectly. I am contemplating getting them in black, too. I really like the dark brown color in person. I am very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2013

Susan F

from Benton, Tn.

I cannot believe the zipper did not fit over my calf which is fit but not overly large. I am sad because other wise they would have been perfect. I will have to return them. Merrell's are my favorite shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 6, 2013

from Aspen, Colorado

Great boots, I have them in brown and black. Waterproof but not stiff and chunky. They have that great Merrell comfort, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Decatur, Georgia

I wanted a pair of cute, comfortable and waterproof boots to wear on a trip to London this winter. I decided to buy them early so I could enjoy them this fall and get them good and broken in before the February trip. These completely fit the bill. The first day I put them on, I couldn't take them off. I get lots of compliments on them every time I wear them. The memory foam footbed feels like slippers. They are exactly what I wanted! Also, they ran true to size, which was a relief. I could literally wear these boots 12 hours a day without a problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 30, 2013

Sarah

from Indiana

I had my eye on these boots for over a year, but the price tag kept me a little hesitant. When my old brown boots bit the dust early this fall, I decided to go ahead and buy them. Boy, am I glad I did! They are very comfortable and fairly true to size. I wear a 8.5-9, so I ordered a 9 and they are a good fit. They look great with skinny jeans and leggings. If you are thinking about ordering them, don't hesitate! They are like wearing a tennis shoe and I feel pretty stylish when I have them on. My 15-year-old daughter keeps trying to sneak them, that's how cute they are. I know they are billed as water-proof, but I went ahead and sprayed them for extra protection, just in case. I have always been a Keen fan, but I couldn't find any type of brown boots that appealed to me. I think I am a Merrell fan for life now!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

Absolutely wonderful boots. I stressed over the price tag but they are totally worth it. I spent 10 days walking and hiking in England and these boots went the distance! I am looking forward to wearing these boots in Massachusetts winter too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 26, 2013

Anonymous

from oregon

Did not expect suede on the foot part and living in Oregon in the winter means getting your feet wet. I love my other Merrell shoes and am sure that they will hold up but do not like the look of wet suede so am returning them. Also the calf part runs large and I have medium to small calves.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Saratoga Springs

Extremely comfortable, even for all day wear. The styling is attractive, so they can be worn with casual dresses or shorts. I rarely tuck my jeans into boots but the shaft is such that these would work well with skinny jeans. I have worn them under boot cut jeans, but the shaft is wide enough that I wouldn't try to wear them under narrower straight leg jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

I love these boots! I'd say they run a half size big as I usually wear a 10 but returned them for a 9.5: perfect fit. The exterior is such a rich soft black, and waterproof too. The footbed is slightly cushy with just enough arch support to keep my feet happy all day long. These cute boots compliment many outfits, casual or dressy. No complaints-- two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Maine

I love these boots. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on. And my feet feel great even after wearing them all day. I love the style and they look great with skirts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 28, 2012

Charity M

from Columbus, OH

These boots are absolutely amazing! They are very light weight, and comfortable. I have 15" calves and they fit perfect, and are not tight at all. I would say they run about a half size large though. I am definitely impressed by these boots and will look into getting others from Merrell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2012

Beatrix S

from SLC, UT

These are perfect, just what I was looking for. The leather is soft and durable, good quality. Right when I slipped my foot in they fit well and so comfortable. The zipper was a little tricky to pull up but over time I think it will relax. I have 15 inch calves and I could wear it over my slim fit jeans. Wore them all day and they stayed comfortable, good traction on the soles. Overall a great boot, can't wait to see how they hold up this winter. They look good casual but I think will be great for dresses and skirts also.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2012

Chloe

from California, United States

The first few times I walked in them, they were super comfortable but they chafed my feet and made some small blisters, but after about 4 wears, I broke them in and now they are perfect for walking any distance! They're great with tights or leggings. With skinny jeans, they'd have to fit your calf perfectly with no extra bagginess in order for them to be comfortable in these boots. I'd highly recommend measuring your calf and find a pair of boots at your calf width or higher. There is also no bunching around the ankles like many other boots have. I also wore these boots in a rainstorm with no umbrella, and they did not get soaked through. Even though the leather looked wet, my feet were warm and toasty inside. Love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I usually wear an 11, and my foot runs narrow, so I ordered a 10.5 to compensate. The length was a good but the boot is way too wide all the way through. My heel slips, but there's also just too much leather around the ankle so it buckles when I walk. I wish they fit, though, because the footbed is so comfortable and the look is nice, calf height is good for a tall girl (5'11") and leather is soft. They were darker brown than I expected but still very nice. I guess Merrell isn't for the weak of width.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 15, 2013

MH

from Los Angeles

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.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 26, 2014

Darcy

from Pittsburgh

I love these boots. After searching forever, I finally found the perfect pair. I really wish this came in other colors, I would buy them in black or tan as well as the espresso! Comfy, stylish, and waterproof. Perfection!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I bought these boots 2 years ago for a trip to Europe. I live in Chicago and wanted a good waterproof boot. These fit the bill! I've worn them over skinny jeans and with dresses and skirts. They aren't the most stylish but they are incredibly comfortable, practical, and truly waterproof. I highly recommend them. They continue to be in good shape, 2 years later, after lots of use - although I accidentally broke the zipper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2014

Linda g

from silver spring, md

Great boots, very comfortable and stylist, I have them in 2 colors, since I liked the first one I bought so much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2014

Samantha P

from Baltimore, MD

After a lot of hunting and back and forth, I finally settled on these boots as a good compromise between comfort, price, and looks. And I won on all of them. Not so expensive as Frye or some of the other leather boots, much better made than a lot of your "fashion" brands, and totally waterproof. Supportive and great for walking, but more than cool enough to wear out with your skinny jeans or skirt. I wish they still had the lighter brown, but the darker brown is a nice, rich chocolate.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Illinois

The boot has a sleek "moto" look.They have excellent traction on ice covered walkways.Worn in drifted snow no leaks at all! Can handle heavier sock without feeling tight. The boot is not a calf hugging style but not so wide as to feel like its too large. Good investment for outdoors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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