Updates to Merrell Capra GTX

  • The Merrell Capra GTX is a low-cut shoe made for speed hiking in snowy or icy terrain. Its upper is made of pig suede leather and mesh panels, making the gear sturdy and breathable. A Gore-Tex membrane is present within the upper to seal water away from the shoe.
  • The shoe’s full-length midsole is paired with an air cushion in the heel to absorb shock and deliver stability. Its Vibram outsole is optimized to provide sure footing on virtually all types of terrain.

Size and fit

Merrell built the Capra GTX for male and female hikers. This low-cut shoe has a fairly true-to-size fit and comes in standard width. It is also offered in whole and half sizes. The footgear’s lace-up closure system grants wearers with a personalized fit.

Outsole

The Capra GTX from Merrell is equipped with an outsole made by Vibram. Its aggressive pattern that includes 5mm lugs renders traction on wet and dry surfaces. In addition, the Vibram outsole’s design and construction enable this shoe to grip well on icy and snowy trails.

Midsole

The Merrell Capra GTX’s full-length midsole is coupled with an air cushion in the heel. It works by reducing shock and promoting stability to the shoe’s platform. A nylon shank is embedded within the shoe to stabilize the midfoot area. It also prevents the footwear from twisting and turning on uneven surfaces.

This low-cut hiking shoe comes with a single-density Ace removable footbed to supply arch support and underfoot comfort. Its TrailProtect pad grants additional underfoot off-road protection.

Upper

The Merrell Capra GTX’s upper features durable pig suede leather to maintain the shoe’s overall structure. It has mesh panels to improve breathability. A Gore-Tex membrane lines the upper to seal water out. Its microporous surface also allows perspiration to pass through, making this Merrell product breathable.

The Capra GTX has a bellows tongue to prevent debris from entering the shoe. A pair of pull tabs is located on the tip of the tongue and the collar for an easy on and off. Also, these same components are padded to address comfort.

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Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.