excellent shoe for a low top
Perfect. The do tend to get a little warm in the summer months (they are Gortex, what do you expect?), but an exceptional shoe for cooler weather. The heel of this shoe is fairly thick, thicker than I am accustomed too...so after getting used to it, they are my favorite shoe for wet/ sloppy conditions. The Merrell "fit" is pretty true to size I suppose - I wear a 9 and it fits the same way my Nike size 9's fit. To add: these shoes are bomb proof. 2 years of abuse and still going strong!