Tom Gordonwrote a review of Merrell Capra Mid Sport GTX Hiking Boot - Men's on August 13, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I have to say that I did not expect these shoes/boots to be as good as they are. They seem to be built with quality, excellent fit and significantly lighter than my old favorites.
They do indeed seem to fit very true to size. Having hiked only 3-4 times (12-15 miles total) in them, they appear to stretch a bit in the width so they accommodate my D-E width feet better after a few miles in them. All aspects of the fit seem to break in rapidly. I'm quite sure they will not grow any more than necessary to adjust to my feet.
Their outsole grip is outstanding like a great approach shoe. The height is excellent for keeping sand and grasses out of the boots and provides an extra element of support that is also surprising.
Like most footwear these days, the stock insoles are nearly worthless. I replaced them with Superfeet after the first hike, yielding much better support and improved heel fit for me.
In short, I like them well enough to take them on my upcoming hike up Humboldt Peak in The Sangres. Three days of backpacking and peak bagging should produce either a loving response or hatred. I'm guessing I'm gonna love 'em.