I bought my first pair of Merrells about two years ago and loved them, even though they were a little tight. Finding an 11.5 wide shoe in a store is almost impossible. The most recent pair I purchased was from Merrell.com, size 11.5, wide. And are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! I have been spoiled by Merrell and plan on buying many more pairs from them. I rated these shows as "Larger than expected", but this is not a bad thing. They fit perfectly! I was expecting them to still be a little snug, but to my surprise they fit like a dream and are definitely my new favorite pair of shoes! I highly recommend these shoes and Merrell to all of my friends!