Thanks to a savvy assistant at Blacks in Brent Cross, I found the perfect walking boots for the first time in 12 years of daily walking. I've come to the Merrell site to find an equivalent pair of Spring/Summer Merrells and felt inspired to share my comments. I realise that until now I have been wearing ill-fitting boots. I thought I knew my shoe size until the assistant suggested that I should be able to fit 2 fingers between my heel and the boot when standing to check for size and I should wear hiking socks. Oh and she said to wear them in, "wear them indoors everyday for 2 weeks - if you're not happy, bring them back and we'll change them" I bought them in a January sale and have worn them everyday since. Bargain!