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How do women's Merrell hiking boots fit?


I need to get a new pair of hiking boots and am looking at the Merrell MQM Ace Mid waterproof hiking boots. I am wondering if these are true to size or if they run large or small? 


Mary Alice


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@Coffroth thanks for reaching out! We have found that, depending on the style, Merrell shoes and boots run either true to size or sometimes a little short. We often recommend sizing up 1/2 size, especially if you're between sizes, to accommodate their sizing, plus socks, insoles (as applicable) and and feet swelling that may occur while hiking. Hope this helps!

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Hmm, might have to let my wife know about this. She loves Merrell shoes.

I have had a number of Merrell waterproof shoes and hiking boots and go a 1/2 size up from my normal shoe size as I find they tend to run a little small.


My wife loves Merrells and has owned many pairs. She has a small heel which slips in many other brand shoes. She normally wears 8.5 but wears a 9.5 in Merrells to get the length she needs. Hope this helps.