These boots fit true to size. I typically wear an 8 and the size 8 was perfect with a normal to thick sock. The toggles are slightly difficult to open at first but just require some break-in time.
Merrell Sizing Chart
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Neck||14.5-15 / 37-38||15.5-16 / 39-40||16.5-17 / 42-43||17.5-18 / 45-46||18-18.5 / 46-47|
|Chest||36-38 / 91-96||39-41 / 99-104||42-44 / 107-112||45-47 / 114-119||48-51 / 122-130|
|Sleeve||33-33.5 / 84-85||34-34.5 / 86-88||35-35.5 / 89-90||36-36.5 / 91-92||37-37.5 / 94-95|
|Waist||28-29 / 71-74||30-32 / 76-81||34-36 / 86-91||38-40 / 96-102||41-42 / 104-107|
|Inside leg||31 / 79||32 / 81||33 / 84||34 / 86||34 / 86|
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Waist||28 / 71||30 / 76||32 / 81||34 / 86||36 / 91||38 / 96||40 / 102|
|Inseam (Short)||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||n/a / n/a|
|Inseam (Regular)||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81|
|Inseam (Long)||n/a / n/a||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86|
|Small||4 - 6 1/2||3 - 5 1/2||36 - 39|
|Medium||7 - 9 1/2||6 - 8 1/2||39.5 - 42.5|
|Large||10 - 12 1/2||9 - 11 1/2||43 - 46|
|X-Large||13 - 15 1/2||12 - 14 1/2||46.5 - 49.5|
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Chest||32-33 / 81-84||34-35 / 86-89||36-37 / 91-94||38-40 / 96-102||41-43 / 104-109|
|Sleeve||29-29.5 / 74-75||30-30.5 / 76-77||31-31.5 / 79-80||32-32.5 / 81-82||33-33.5 / 84-85|
|Waist||25-26 / 64-66||27-28 / 69-71||29-30 / 74-76||31-33 / 79-84||34-36 / 86-91|
|Hip||34-35 / 86-89||36-37 / 91-94||38-39 / 96-99||40-42 / 102-107||43-45 / 109-114|
|Inseam||31 / 79||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||33 / 84|
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Waist||26 / 66||27 / 69||28 / 71||29 / 74||30 / 76||32 / 81||33 / 84||36 / 91|
|Inseam||31 / 79||31.5 / 89||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32.5 / 82||33 / 84|
|Small||4 1/2 - 6||3 - 4 1/2||35.5 - 37.5|
|Medium||6 1/2 - 8||5 - 6 1/2||38 - 40|
|Large||8 1/2 - 10||7 - 8 1/2||40.5 - 42.5|
|X-Large||10 1/2 - 12||9 - 10 1/2||43 - 45|
4.8 out of 5
Function, great quality
April 21, 2009
I have had these for 2 winters (that's about 8 months of combined daily wear in Iowa), and I have been happy each time I put them on. They are incredibly warm and waterproof, and they look as new as the day I bought them. They fit true to size, with room for thick socks or arch inserts, if you want a bit more support. They are cuter than most grandma snowboots, but they do make my size 10 feet look kind of large and cloddy. Oh well, I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of fashion for such great functionality.
Warm and super comfy
November 22, 2006
I just got back from Alaska. It was very cold, Temps in the single didgets. I wore them every day. They were Super comfortable and super toasty....I will probably order the shorter version as well....love em!!!
October 29, 2007
After weeks online looking at these and other boots,I finally made my decision.And when they arrived,Heaven!!!At first they were a little snug,but stretched out perfectly.These boots have it all!Great quality!!! And so cute with pants or skirt!Lowest price,fast shipping!!!
These look like boats! Very disappointed
February 28, 2008
I just got my boots today- ordered them in espresso size 7. I'm sooo disappointed. The color is gorgeous and the leather is quite soft yet seems durable. However, they're really...ugly! They're big, clunky, boat-like shoes and look very awkward. They make my feet look huge and I wear a size 6.5-7, so I usually don't think twice about how big my feet look! Also, the sole is very thin- I can feel the ground through them. Lining is soft but not cushioned. Dunno how they hold up outside, as I'm probably going to return these. (I wish altrec's return policy was as easy as zappos!) I'm totally disappointed- the looked so cute in the pictures!
Fun and warm
January 05, 2008
I love my new boots. Mine were just a bit snug when I first tried them on, but after reading the other reviews...I knew they would stretch and they did in just a day. I receive a lot of compliments with them. But, more importantly they are comfortable and easy on, easy off.
Great Boots for bad weather!
March 01, 2008
Every time I look out and there is snow I take use my boots. They are a great way to fashionably go out without having all the bad things of snow.
like wearing heaters on my feet
December 05, 2007
Bought these for our cold, wet New England winters. Thoroughly pleased. They are amazingly warm and very comfy. Look good too. The toggles are a little difficult to buckle up but not worth removing a star in the rating. I say, buy 'em.
Great! And holds up in Rain.
January 31, 2007
These are cute, light, warm and really comfy. I use them for walking around in the cold weather, so I wouldn't know how they hold up in extreme conditions. I got the Seal Grey and they are a little brownish, but the colouring also does great with rain for short periods. Also, I went down half a size and that worked out pretty well.
February 02, 2008
I love these boots! They are too cute with jeans or a skirt.
comfort and style in one boot!
September 16, 2008
The first time I ever owned these boots was three years ago. They were given to me as a gift, and since then I've been repurchasing these awesome boots! The snowflake design on the bottom of the boot is cute (makes cute snowflake tracks in the snow), and they keep your feet warm in freezing temps! They are also very comfortable and have a good amount of support on the bottom. These boots have not ever let me down! I've worn them in Oregon, Minnesota, Colorado, Canada, and Japan -- all in winter weather. In my opinion, I think they might run on the bigger size (I'm a size 8-8 1/2 normally, but the size 8 fits perfect). I definitely recommend the Merrell High Tibet boots!
December 17, 2008
Honesty, this is probably one of the best pairs of shoes I have ever bought. They are very versatile I have done everything from snowshoeing, to sledding, to going shopping or to class in these boots. They are very warm but you can also wear them indoors without getting overheated (thinsulate is wonderful). They are also very cute and unique. They are durable and of outstanding quality. My only complaint would be the arch support and the traction. Also spraying them with a waterproof spray would be a good idea.
February 10, 2009
No hype; great pair of boots. Fit true to size. Pleased with the comfort, function and overall style.
October 30, 2007
This boot is so comfortable and great looking. It would be a five-star, but I'm not sure how it is going to do in the wet snow - great in the dry stuff. We live in Alaska and we love the Native look.
I recommend these to everyone!
March 10, 2008
I just spent the weekend at a lake retreat with a lot of walking up and down hills going back and forth from the sleeping lodge to the main lodge for meals and these boots kept my feet snug and cozy and were extremely comfortable.
Love my new boots
February 10, 2009
I love those boots, love Merrells. Very very comfy, warm and also they look very cute. They are true to size.
December 29, 2008
True fit. Warm and very comfortable. I would recommend toanyone.
Absolutely the best
June 07, 2009
I have these boots for our annual trek to Breckenridge. I only wear them for a couple of weeks per year, but I always look forward to putting them on. They are soft, cozy, and warm. My 9 year loves them so much I bought her a pair as well.. So they pass the test of not being too young or too old looking. In fact, the kids version has a few more colors available which are extremely cute.
amazing and functional
November 25, 2006
So far so good! I've only had them a few days...but I love the way they feel and they are easy pull on and off(for lazy people like me!) I've even worn them with a skirt..cute! Plus...they are completely water proof... happy me!
January 03, 2007
Light weight warmth is what I wanted and exactly what these provide. Most warm snow boots are terribly heavy and a chore to lace up. Slip these on and go.
February 06, 2009
Wasn't sure that they would be warm enough. They were so light weight! Don't let that fool you! They are extremely warm and non-bulky! Wish they had a little bit of arch support but will take having warm feet over that any day.
These Boots ROCK Steady!
January 13, 2009
I live in Chicago - the windy city and also a recent dumping ground for a foot of snow, temperatures well below zero and high, icy winds coming off of Lake Michigan. I purchased these boots mainly for taking my 80lb. Lab to the park during the intolerable Winter months here. These boots have proven to be completely and utterly awesome! Here's why: - They are super cute (get tons of compliments on them when I wear them out for a casual evening in the city) - They are SUPER warm! (haven't had a cold toe yet, even when playing in the foot-deep snow or standing in the snow for 1+ hours) - You can tuck your pants into them (and wear cute leggings with them as well and they look great!) - They are waterproof - They dry fast and well (after they are covered in a foot of snow I wonder how they will survive, but the next day they always look like I never even put them on!)
best internet buy I ever had
December 17, 2007
this was a great buy. the company sent them on time and the boot is everything and more. I wear a 12 and it is hard to find my size. This boot feels and fits perfect THANKS Altrec!!!
January 27, 2007
I am in love with my shoes! They are comfortable in the cold weather which is perfect for walking around campus on these cold winter days. I could not love them any more.
Great gift from hubby!
February 11, 2008
My husband bought me these and I love them! I wanted boots that would keep my toes warm and be great to play outside in the snow with my toddler but still look stylish! Because lets face it thats very important!! They are comfy, warm and have great traction, highly recommend!!
My favorite boots!
March 20, 2008
I love these boots...coworkers have told me that Merrells are the most comfortable brand you'll ever own & I'm convinced they're right. The boots are warm & comfy, and best of all, great looking! They've stood up well in this awful Chicago winter. Like previous reviews have said, the toggles are difficult to use the first few wears, but they were broken in by day 3 for me.
great cute boots!
August 02, 2007
I am pregnant and was looking for a boot to wear in Alaska that's a little easier to get on and off with lots of traction on the ice. These fit the bill, but have the bonus of being really cute! Way better than the trendy Uggs, these boots are completely functional.
Warm, Comfy and Cute
December 28, 2008
Have worn these boots almost every day for the last month (it's been the worst December EVER in Chicago!)and I am soooo impressed. They are very comfortable. I wear plain ol' regular socks and have walked through snow, sleet, and slush and my feet have been warm and dry. After a grueling month, the boots still look new. I feel that they are true to size and they are not cumbersome at all. I've gotten a lot of compliments on them and the snowflake pattern left on the snow is a plus!
Best boots I have ever bought!!!
December 17, 2007
These boots are simply amazing.. they are comfortable, cute and extremely warm! I have a syndrome that causes my feet to go numb in even 60 degree weather, and since buying these boots my feet have not gone numb once while walking outside! And I live in freezing Wisconsin! They have great traction in the snow and are really lightweight. I get tons of compliments on them! **way cuter than those ugly Ugg boots in my opinion!
Cute and Tough
January 03, 2007
These are great. Super cute, super warm, and much tougher than they look. I went for an unexpected two hour hike through wet snow and mud and I really expected the boots to be ruined, but they kept my feet warm and, once they dried, looked as good as ever. I wear them almost every day! My only complaint is that the sole is really flat, no arch support. Otherwise really cool boots.
January 07, 2007
They are warm and comfy with or with out socks. Half size too big when ordering- fyi, but a great alternative to Uggs. They have held up through a Park City, Utah winter quite nicely. Lov'em!
Comfortable and warm!
January 26, 2008
I live in Chicago and I was a bit skeptical on how they would feel in the cold and snow. I got them just in time for a pretty good snow fall and temps in the around zero. They passed with flying colors! So comfortable even with a mid weight sock. I wore them shopping almost all day. Love em!
Love my boots!
December 06, 2008
Love these boots! I am a size 8 1/2-9 and orderes the size 9. They are a great fit, a little room to move but that is nice in the winter time. Very warm..but not too warm.
February 18, 2008
these boots are very cute, warm and comfortable. happy with the purchase. but they need improvement in two areas. first is that they are veRy slippery on ice. second is that they don't have any arc or heel support.
LOVE THESE BOOTS!!!
February 02, 2008
I adore these boots so much I bought another pair this year just in case my original pair wear out! Comfortable, stylish anywhere(many compliments), and feet stay warm and dry in chilly Vermont and Lake Placid, NY! I hardly know I'm wearing boots- they are so lightweight! A Five Star with a plus!
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size and size 8.5: 8.5, .