Buy the right size & you'll love these shoes!

Reviewed by kayla_hikes from Wyoming on Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sizing: I generally wear 8-8.5 (casual shoes)
8.5 running shoes (Asics Nimbus)
9 hiking shoes (Merrell Siren and Moab)
Some of the reviews suggest sizing down, but I personally would recommend buying your typical hiking shoe size. I have these in a size 9. They are slightly larger than my Merrell Moab, but not to a point that I would size down. If you decide to size down, I definitely wouldn't go down more than 1/2 a size. I like the extra room for a number of reasons. First of all, I like the extra room for trekking down hill- My foot can move forward without jamming my toes into the front of the shoe. Secondly, my feet swell on long hikes (10+ miles.) Lastly, I live in Wyoming, so the extra room allows me to pair thick wool socks with these shoes in the winter. I bought these shoes for mild weather hiking, but have also tested them with snowshoes and snow hikes. These are definitely water proof, and with the thick socks, my feet stayed dry & toasty! :D These shoes have stiff ankle support, so I would recommend breaking them in a bit before taking them on a serious hike.
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