Using the climbing prowess of mountain goats as inspiration for their design, the Merrell Women's Capra Mid Sport GTX Hiking Boots will keep your feet securely grounded while you work your way up sinuous and exposed ridges en route to stunning summit vistas.Their hoof shaped soles are designed to grab hold when space for footing is limited and the pucker factor is high, but that's not to say these versatile boots won't perform when you're hiking on the flats and below treeline. Their lightweight synthetic mesh uppers are highly breathable for a cool and comfortable fit, while the Stratafuse exoskeleton provides ultralight support to your feet. The boots are completely waterproof thanks to their Gore Tex membrane, so wet and muddy trails won't be a problem. The Unifly midsoles give the boots an intuitive trail feel and protect your feet from rugged terrain at the same time. Additional cushioning in the heel provides some extra protection when you're moving downhill at a good clip.