Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019. They fit the way they're mean to fit. 2,747 global ratings | 1,795 global reviews, Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2017. The shoes are rated to withstand the shock load of carrying the most dangerous of jungle animals - a.k.a young adult Caucasian females that have been impaired during a treacherous hike. Best of all, they wash up beautifully, because they are water shoes by design, but I didn't tell my husband this and he thinks they are just another pair of great Merrell shoes made for warm weather wear. I will keep them to use backpacking as a stream crossing shoe and maybe a light shoe to wear around camp, but I'll never take them rafting again. These shoes may be ok water shoes if used in a pool or somewhere without rocks and river bed sand and pebbles. While I only received these today I immediately took a hike through varied terrain (I live in the country), I wanted to post review number one because one of the biggest issues I had was what the heck size to order once I had narrowed my choice down to this shoe.. I’m super pumped to try these shoes and breaking in tomorrow with a 5k. I read so many reviews on so many different products, and finally narrowed it down to these. Order your size. I like the neoprene portion around the ankle, it doesn't shift and holds, but not too tightly. I can totally adjust my left foot to an excellent comfort level. During the first week, little blue chunks kept coming off the bottom, in the car, in stores, everywhere. Great! The grip on wet rocks was poor, but i'll admit, that is to be expected with rubber-soled footwear. Bought to wear on flights for work travel. I bought these "surf-n-turf" shoes before my trip to Belize, where I had planned to be at the west coast of the country and the in-land jungles for hiking on hard and challenging terrains. I wear a men's size 9M and this did fit true to size. He looked just a bit dorky. Wish I didn’t... quickest $90.00 down the drain if my life with buying shoes, hands down. I'd also recommend a size smaller if you do plan on hitting water with them so they don't suck off of your feet while hiking thru rivers. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Also, instead of water and pebbles flowing through them, as you would expect for a shoe called "Hydrotrekker", rocks get stuck in the sole, and they are terrible uncomfortable. I climbed rocks both wet and dry, swam, portaged, everything just fine in these shoes. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. In a nutshell, I wear a 10 and I have a wide foot. What has really stood out so far is the comfort of the shoe and lack of blisters in wet and dry scenarios. The problems came in whenever we would stop on the shore along the river, the shoes rapidly fill up with sand and are very difficult to flush out, and invariably tiny pebbles get caught up in the shoe under your foot and there's no way to get it out without completely removing the shoe, pulling out the insole and doing a complete rinse. Overall, its a nice shoe for short hikes on relatively even terrain but for long hikes up Machu Picchu, you definitely want a more traditional Merrell hiking shoe with more arch support and more protection for your feet. Wish I had seen bad reviews, but I bought the shoes for my husband before them. And he couldn't figure out why he kept getting athlete's foot infections. No height was out of reach and I felt invincible. I rated these 4.0, but would have given 4.5, if it was available. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This totally leaves me reluctant to buy from the brand again.