The Shoes that Keep Up with My Family’s Adventures – Merrell Footwear

Merrell women shoe review

Are you looking for a shoe that can take you anywhere and any activity? My family is very active, we love to explore and try new things. For me, finding a sneaker that can keep up is important. I need a shoe that is supportive and functional, as well as fashionable. My husband and I recently found a brand of footwear that is built to take on your adventures from hydro-hiking to mud runs to sitting around the campfire with Merrell.

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Recently my family has taken a liking to ziplining. On our recent trip to Santa Claus, Indiana, we enjoyed a variety of activities in which my Merrell Women’s Capra Rapid shoes kept up with our activities and provided support for my feet and legs. Below and in header image, I’m 60 feet above the ground, ready to zipline at Santa’s Lodge!

Merrell women shoe review

Ziplining is one place where you don’t want to where loose shoes, I love the cord and lock lacing system with my Merrell shoes because it keeps my shoes 100% secure. The air cushion in the heel of these shoes help absorbs shocks and adds stability – another huge factor during zipline landings!

Another place where secured shoes is important is while on roller coasters like the floorless Thunderbird at Holiday World! Not only were my shoes secure but they keep my feet comfortable all day – no matter what activity I participate in, my feet are so comfortable in these shoes. The rubber foam and mesh lining add comfort all day long.

Another fun activity that my family enjoys is horseback riding. Although I’d normally wear boots for a long trail ride, these Merrell shoes were perfect for our leisure ride through the woods at Santa’s Stables. In fact, the grippy outsole helped keep my feet secure in the stirrups – sometimes ordinary sneakers are slippery.


I wear my new shoes everywhere I go because they are just so light and comfortable! I recently started running again and ran the Warrior Dash 5K. I haven’t ran in ages and didn’t have a pair of running shoes. The Merrell Capra Rapid shoes were so light and supportive that I used them to prepare. I felt so light on my feet! These shoes are actually made for races like the Warrior Dash mud race because they include drainage channels in the outsole to manage water evacuation (perfect for hikes too where shallow streams can be found!). I chose not to get these beauties muddy for the race but have worn them for running and they are great.merrell-shoes-3

I have huge feet, size 11. I usually have to try shoes on before I buy them because many brands don’t fit my feet just right.  These fit true to size and were comfortable from the moment I tried them on. Since my feet are so large for a woman, I also like that they don’t look or feel bulky either. If you have large feet too, you know how some shoes make it look like you are wearing boats on your feet! Not attractive!

Overall, I’ve been very satisfied with Merrell shoes and cant’ wait to try more. These shoes take me on all of our family adventures, giving me safe and secure footing and slip-resistant stability on wet and dry ground (even 60 feet in the air on platforms!) and even uneven terrain.

You can purchase your own Women’s Capra Rapid shoes in 3 different color combinations on the Merrell website for $100 – on sale now for just $79.99! Check out Merrell’s men and children footwear and clothing as well.

Merrell also offers the same style for men.


My husband has been enjoying the Men’s Capra Rapid shoes all season long as well for the same benefits I mentioned above. These shoes take him on all his adventures in comfort while keeping his feet dry.

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