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  • Stratafuse exoskeletons fuse the foot cages to synthetic leather and mesh uppers for lightweight durability
  • Mesh lining treated with M-Select Fresh reduces shoe odor
  • TrailProtect pads offer additional protection; off-road UniFly midsoles connect you to the trail and protect you from rough terrain
  • Molded nylon arch shanks, EVA molded footbeds and Merrell air cushion in the heels absorb shock and add stability
  • Vibram® MegaGrip outsoles with 3.5 mm lugs


View all Merrell Men's Hiking Shoes

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Synthetic leather/mesh
Lining Mesh
Midsole EVA
Support Nylon arch shank
Outsole Vibram MegaGrip rubber
Vegan Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 11 oz.
Gender Men's

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic trail shoes I recently bought these to replace some other Merrells that I wore out and am I extremely pleased with my purchase. Slipped my green Superfeet under the stock insoles, threw on a 40 lb. pack and did a 20 mile weekend hike on, and off, trail. Very comfortable, breathed well and had grip like no other on Yosemite's granite inclines, even with the heavy pack. I always buy my hiking shoes a size big as to accommodate for thicker socks as well as toe room for downhill hiking. Simply perfect... for me anyway :)
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Capras, where have you been all of my life?? I have always had a difficult time finding hiking shoes/boots that fit. I have a number of issues: while my left foot is a solid size 14, my right foot is slightly larger, more like a 14.5; I have large bunions on both feet; severe over-pronaiter; narrow heel, but wide forefoot and long toes. Often I will find a shoe which feels great on the left side, but awful on the right. In my current quest to find a great shoe for ultra-light backpacking, and fast day hiking, I tried dozens of shoes. I've not had great luck with Merrell in the past, so skipped over these for awhile. But the Backpacker gear guide gave it a good review, so I gave them a shot. Fit: The fit is quite good on both feet. The usual tightness I feel in the forefoot was non-existent here, and the first couple of times I tried them on, I couldn't believe it. The lacing system, while not going all the way to the toe, appears to be flexible enough to tweak should one need it (surprisingly, I didn't). Comfort: Nice cush where you need it, but not too much where you don't. No pressure points have been felt, so far. Support: The midsole feels fairly stiff, and I felt like it needed some break-in. I did some neighborhood walks in them for a week before I went on a real hike, and that seemed to do the trick. On a steep eight mile hike in the Armstrong Redwoods Natural Preserve, I never felt off balance. I will be interested to see how they support with a overnight load, but so far they are promising. Breathability: I've always been one of those people who usually buy hiking shoes with a WP lining, "just in case." But in general, my feet are always hot, and I rarely find myself hiking in very wet weather. The Capra sport comes in both a Gore-tex and non Gore-tex model. This time I decided to get the non WP version. Ventilation is excellent, and I had no blisters on a very warm steep hike. Traction: The Vibram Mega-grip outsole is excellent. On a steep descent of the Armstrong Redwoods East Ridge trail, I experience no slippage whatsoever. This combined with the excellent support kept me feeling completely secure, no matter the footing. Construction and durability: They appear to be well made... no loose stitching, and they feel pretty solid. Will be interesting to see how they hold up over time. Conclusion: After a long and steep hike (both uphill and down), I would normally be ready to take the shoes OFF. I found these still comfortable at the end of the day, and really could have driven home in them. Very excited to continue using them during the summer hiking season. Possibly the most comfortable hiking shoe I've worn in years!
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but not good enough! I had these shoes for about two months. They were comfortable, all around great shoes. I work on the road so I'm on my feet about 20 hours a day and I rotate shoes every day to keep my feet feeling good. I loved the way these looked, but after about a month and a half the sole started coming apart and the stiching started coming undone :(
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Low Hiking Shoe Bought mine three months ago and love wearing them. Very comfortable. Shoe is rigid and provides great support. Feels like my foot is in a boot. May not be what others are looking for but I'm very happy with them.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Only had them for 2 day's now , but these by far are the most comfortable hiking shoes i have ever owned , i can wear these all day and wont need to take them off inside, really the best ever for sure !!.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable show with a nice sole I bought these because the have a Vibram sole and I was tired of my shoes wearing out because of cheap soles. I've been wearing these for the past two weeks and they seem to be holding up much better than a regular shoe.
Date published: 2016-08-11
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Merrell's site carries these in up to size 15, any chance REI will carry more than 13?

Asked by: zeroteque
We currently carry up to size 14. Unfortunately, we don't have plans to carry a size 15.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this shoe vegan?

Asked by: Skr123456
​Yes, Merrell does list this shoe as vegan friendly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28

Does this shoes have an arch support and a roomy toe box?

Asked by: AdventureHigh
The Capra Sport Low Hiking Shoes have a nylon arch shank that will provide support and a have a medium volume toe box.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-19
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