I love Merrells, mostly because their shoes/boots just fit well on my foot...a little wide at the top, thin near the ankle. These are a tad large, I think, for a 7.5 and wish they were a little tighter around the ankle but the shoe part of them is perfect. I wanted something I could work in that could pass as semi business-casual...I wear a lot of cords! These are great, they look good and are as comfortable as they can be. I think the price could have been a little better too...perhaps $90-100. But all in all, I love em.