These boots are fantastic. They are warm, stylish (confirmed by multiple compliments) and oh so comfortable, as I have come to expect from Merrell. There is none of this "I just have to wear them in" business with merrell - their shoes are awesome from the moment you put them on. I am sure they will last for ages as all merrell shoes are top quality.
Ordered my usual size 10 and they fitted perfectly, even with thick wool socks. I found the fit in the leg just fine, even with my jeans tucked into them. They were heavenly to put on after a long day on the slopes in ski boots!
Get them, you won't regret it!