Inspired by nature's mountaineers.
If you've ever seen a mountain goat effortlessly perched on a narrow band of rocks, you've probably wished you could do the same. Well, the engineers at Merrell thought the exact same thing, so they developed a line of shoes that incorporate a hoof-shaped sole for sure footing in high consequences terrain. Being the light and nimble shoe in the line, the Women's Capra Sport Hiking Shoe is designed for lightning fast ascents without compromising stability.
At first glance you'll notice the shoes utilize a lightweight mesh upper that promotes excellent breathability. Stratafuse technology in the upper fuses an exoskeleton to the breathable mesh, resulting in a light and supportive foot cage. A gusseted tongue prevents rocks and debris from hitching a ride in your shoes, while an antimicrobial mesh lining prevents any obscene odors from taking hold in the shoes. Merrell's own UniFly midsole maintains an intuitive trail feel while protecting your feet from rough terrain at the same time. Additional cushioning in the heel comes into play on the descents, and the Vibram sole holds up long after you tick off all the summits on your hit list for the summer.
- Stratafuse synthetic leather and mesh upper
- Standard lacing
- Gusseted tongue
- M-Select Fresh treated mesh lining
- Single density removable footbed
- UniFly midsole
- Molded nylon arch shank
- Merrell air cushioned heel
- Vibram MegaGrip sole
- Item #MER005D
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 7.5
I am returning my 7.5 for a 7 as they are quite large. The shoes themselves are nice. The colors on the Grey/Wild/Dove are nicer in person: the teal and lime pop nicely. I know, style has nothing to do with functionality. I have an extremely wide foot and this width for the 7.5 felt great, so we'll see how the smaller size does. Even though I haven't taken them for a spin, they seem up for the task of hiking many miles. I will update with how they fare.
Love my Capra's in Dragonfly!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 9.5
I purchased a 9.5 and thinking I should have gotten a 9 but with thick socks they are not uncomfortable. They are surprisingly light, great tread, and dried quickly. I especially love the colors!
Great Hiking Boots
- Fit: True to size
I bought these for my sister for christmas and she loves them! They fit her great and she uses them whenever she goes hiking. She likes the material and says they are comfortable