A Comprehensive Guide to How Merrell Shoes Should Fit

If you are looking for a great new pair of shoes, Merrell has got you covered. Not only do they make shoes you can use every day, but they also make a variety of hiking shoes, hiking boots, as well as sandals. There are so many different designs for you to choose from, so you are bound to find the perfect ones for yourself!

There is one thing that you should know about Merrell shoes before you buy them. That is how they should fit. The brand emphasizes that they create shoes that are true to size. Still, I recommend that you do some measuring before you spend your money on a new pair of shoes.

So, in today’s guide, I will tell you how your Merrell shoes should fit and how to find the perfect size for your feet. 

I do not doubt that following these tips will help you find a shoe that fits your feet perfectly. No matter your gender or age, you can always follow these tips before you head out to the store to buy shoes!


Merrell men's hiking shoe

How Should Merrell's Hiking Shoes Fit? Do Merrell Shoes Run Small?

What I like about Merrell’s hiking shoes and hiking boots is that they always feet well and are true to size. You will not find other companies that make such comfortable shoes, so I recommend that you stick with Merrell when it comes to hiking shoes.

The company has a ton of women’s models, men’s models, children’s models, and some unisex models. All these models come in different sizes, while some come with several color options for you to choose from. While the color and design are also important, I want to stick to the Merrell shoe sizes for now.

The shoes you buy should fit your feet perfectly in length and width. Remember this as it is important. Anything larger or smaller will tire your feet and make them hurt or even blister.

To ensure that your Merrell hiking shoes fit well, there are several things that you can do before getting the shoes. At the very beginning, you should measure your feet and determine the perfect size. After doing that, you should head to the store to get the shoes.

So, to help you determine the right size for your feet, I want to give you a few friendly pointers. Let’s see what you should know and do before buying Merrell hiking boots or shoes.

Measure both feet

Many people do not realize this, but your feet can vary in length and width. More often than not, feet will be somewhat different in size. This is why you should always measure both your feet before going out to buy a pair of Merrell shoes.

Measure while standing up

This is a tip that I recommend you use before buying any type of shoes, not Merrell hiking shoes only. You should always measure your feet while standing up.

To do that, you can place a piece of paper under the feet and have someone draw around the foot. Using the drawing, you can determine the precise foot length and width of both your feet.

measure feet

Measure feet in the afternoon

Another thing that people do not know is that feet tend to swell up when you walk or hike. They also tend to swell in the afternoon, so you should measure them in the afternoon. It is always a good idea to have some extra space in the shoes if the feet swell as you are walking or hiking.

Measure feet with socks on

As for socks, wearing them when measuring your feet is a must. It is most likely that you will be wearing your shoes with socks, so that means that you need to measure for the size of the shoes with socks on your feet.

When it comes to hiking footwear, I recommend that you use a thicker pair of socks or a pair of hiking socks. They will help you determine exactly the size of the shoes that you need for that particular situation.

Measure the length and width of the foot

When it comes to measuring the feet, you should remember to measure both length and width. Some outdoor footwear brands tend to make narrow footwear, while others can make wider shoes. You have to look into the footwear size that the particular brand offers and cross-check it with the measurements you have made.

Be precise

When measuring, make sure that you take your time and are precise to the inch! If you are not, the chances are that the shoes you buy will not fit you well. Instead of getting the wrong size shoes, please spend a few minutes on the measuring and get it right from the very first time!

Merrell hiking shoes

Do Merrell Shoes Do Half Sizes? 

Merrell is a company that creates shoes in both full and half sizes. This is a great thing because many people do not fit well in full sizes. They have difficulties finding good shoes because, in most cases, the shoes are either too small or too large for them.

This is why you should embrace companies that make half sizes as well. If you choose to buy Merrell shoes, you should be aware that they offer half sizes and full sizes. So, measure your feet and go for the size that fits you best!

Merrell Moab 2 Vent mens,Boulder,7
  • Pigskin leather and mesh upper
  • Traditional lace closure
  • Bellows tongue keeps out debris

If your feet do not fit in a particular size, you should consider going half size up. This means that you will get a bit more space, but you will not mind having that space in most cases. After all, it is better to have a shoe that fits a bit larger than to have one that is too small.

Do Merrell Shoes Fit Wide Feet?

Merrell shoes can fit wide feet. This is a great thing, especially if you are a person who has wider feet.

I know how difficult it can be to find shoes that fit well. No two feet are the same, so you cannot expect every person to fit in a particular shoe without having any problem. That is why footwear companies need to make different-sized shoes that fit any foot.

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot, Walnut, 7 M US
  • Pigskin leather and mesh upper
  • Metal hook traditional lace closure
  • Bellows tongue keeps out debris

Make sure that you measure your feet at home before going to the store to buy shoes. Then, check to see which size shoe would fit your feet. Consider going half a size up if needed, but do not go with something too small or too narrow. If you do that, you will be stuck with a pair of shoes that will hurt your feet and that you will avoid using!


Thank you for sticking with me through this guide on all things Merrell! This company makes excellent shoes that I hope you will get the chance to try out at least once in your life. If you are a hiker in need of a new pair of hiking boots, I recommend that you look into Merrell before any other company. Trust me - their shoes are that great!

I suggest also check size charts on Merrell.com website.

Follow the tips given above when on the market for a new pair of shoes. Remember always to measure your feet and do it standing up, with some socks, and in the afternoon. That way, you will have no problem determining the perfect size shoe for yourself!

Andrew Mullen

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