Finally a pair of Merrells that work for me.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Desert Heart from Arizona on Monday, March 27, 2017
I have a narrow foot and have been frustrated with other Merrell styles. Many size 12's are too small, the 13's too big, and most generally wide and bulky. The Capras seem narrower, and without the bulk, which makes lacing them to fit much more precise. I love the flat laces. These boots are comfortable and feel solid, protective and balanced. The 13's are still a bit big but with plenty of room in the toe box which is great for all the downhills I do. I'm not 100% confident with the grip after a few slips in gravel (but gravel is gravel) but I generally trust these shoes on rock surfaces. I don't really like a brand whose size accuracy falls all over the map. I have two pairs of the All Out Blaze low shoes, which run big, so the size 12's in those are perfection. The Capras in a 13 are okay but I would MUCH prefer a 12-1/2, and it is a shame that so few brands skip this size in their offerings. Too big equals trip hazard but in general I do like these boots. No break in time needed.