This is the third pair of Merrell boots I've purchased and I love them all. This Captiva has a little more personality with the buckle and it fits like a dream. I went up a half size to allow for socks but are ok w/ nylons too. I can wear them all day and they still feel great after 12 hours working and running around. When they say waterproof they really mean it. I've traipsed through ankle-deep slush, rain and knee deep snow in these things and my feet stay dry. They can take anything a Michigan winter can throw at them. I may have to get the black pair too. Thank you Merrell for always delivering quality products. And they arrived so quickly! I had them two days after I ordered them online, which was far quicker then I expected.