Experience out-of-the-box comfort in this gore-tex hiker. With durable synthetic leather, a supportive footbed, and Vibram traction, all in a versatile package,you won't doubt why moab stands for mother-of-all-boots. It has a Protective rubber toe cap and Breathable mesh lining.Molded nylon arch shank. Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability. EVA midsole for stability and comfort.lug depth- 5mm and Weight: 1lb 13oz / 810G.
I am so happy I got these boots for my hike up Mt. Kili. I tried on at least 20 pairs of hiking boots from Merrell and other brands before I settled on this one. Its sole is the softest among all the boots (that's my personal preference) and still has strong support around sole and ankles. And the fit is the best. They hardly need break in. After 7 days on Kili hiking 8-10 hours a day, I successfully summited and came down - no pain, no ankle injury, no blisters, thanks to these boots.
I highly recommend these boots. As a former Search and Rescue volunteer with thousands of boot miles in my past, I know what I like and what works for me: supportive but flexible with a tough sole and toe kick and plenty of toe box room. They also need to accommodate my orthotics/inserts. These boots fit the bill beautifully. I doubt I'll switch!
Based on reviews, I ordered a half size bigger than my usual size, and they fit perfectly with no break-in period necessary. They are comfortable with good support, quiet on all surfaces, and the heel design makes them VERY easy to walk in, with a kind of rocking motion. I have to "hike" in and out of work about a quarter mile each way through very messy, icy, wet parking lots in the winter. These boots keep my feet warm and dry and do a super job!
I had never bought hiking boots before so did a lot of research and noted little things like comments about locking the heel in for down hill and the need for that extra eye to do it.
I’ve had these boot for a few weeks now and I have to say that they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn! I wear a size 8 1/2 but always get a 9 in hiking or running shoes so they give my feet room to move. I have completely flat feet. These shoes have a perfect arch support for my feet. It’s a moderate support. It’s not too high where my feet hurt after wearing them for hours. I’ve worn these shoes all day and haven’t had any issues with sore or hurt feet. They look good with jeans so not only are they comfortable to take hikes in but also wear them with jeans and a comfortable clothing for day to day wear. I’ve worn them in rain and cold. They are water proof and warm when it’s cold outside. The shoes look exactly like the picture, came quickly and were well packaged.
Great grip on rocky terrain. Breaking in wasn't necessary. Comfortable right out of the box. Light weight, wide toe box, and waterproof. I usually wear 8W with custom orthotics. I use sock liners and medium thickness hiking socks so I sized up to 8.5W. Perfect! Excellent for people with plantar fasciitis. No rubbing, no foot pain after a 5-mile hike up and down the mountain.
I bought these a week before my trip to the Rockies and barely broke them in, but they really didn’t need it. Took them on a 7 mile, high elevation hike through the mountains with no pain or blisters. I really like the sage color as well. I’ve never spent this much money on shoes before, but they are worth it. I expect to get several years of use out of them.
I wear the 9.5 Wide. I have had these boots for about 1/2 a year and I am happy with them. In the winter with cooler temperatures and snow a thicker sock is the best choice, a bit higher than ankle height for the sock is highly recommended. In the summer a shorter sock can be used, but on the thinner side just make sure to tighten the laces a bit as there is a bit of wiggle room I have noticed with my feet and sock choices. The boots handle wet terrain very well, I don't even worry about walking through muddy areas or even puddles much anymore. They clean off nice as well. They work quite well in ankle high snow, but I haven't fully tested it out yet as I haven't had enough snow to really test it out, but a heavy dusting they are great, the water protection I am very happy with. The toe box is a bit wide, but I am only noticing that with warmer months, during the winter it seems just right for Pennsylvania and New Jersey weather to be specific for sock type. Arch support I haven't noticed anything off or uncomfortable for my feet. The ankle and tongue have to but put in nice and flush, or else it can cause there to be too much wiggle room for the ankle support. They are a bit higher than I expected but I really like it as my first pair.
I’ve had these boots for under 3 weeks and have only worn them 3-4 times . The weather has been dry each time but today the grass was heavily damp with dew (not rain!) and my socks are damp. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am . I did a 20 mile walk in them on Saturday, they were very comfortable, but if they can’t even cope with heavy dew they are sadly not fit for purpose in this country! I will be trying to find out if I can return them for a full refund as I am an all weather walker and these will be useless to me.
I could write all day about these boots but sometimes it is better to keep it short. I have been badgering my better half to get up in hills and outside with me for years and she has been bemoaning how she would if she had a decent pair of boots. I had had a pair of Merrells since uni a couple of decades ago and though they were still going strong they had lost their comfort and my feet had over time changed shape so I was also in the market for a replacement.
I went up half a size from my shoe size to accommodate walking socks. Walked miles and miles over the Somme this November and had no issues. Didn't even rub and I have notoriously delicate feet. Saw two people in other types of walking boots slip on wet grass and fall over, these were so grippy that I felt like Spiderman!! Feet stayed warm and dry.Definitely recommend buying these!
After a long search my wife finally decided to select these Merrell MOAB 2 Mid GTX hiking boots. She has small narrow feet and low ankles which have caused her some issues in finding boots that not only fit comfortably but also provide the support necessary for longer walks over rough ground. We visited several shops just to try on different pairs of boots and quite a number of them were far more expensive than those she eventually purchased. The thing which was the deciding factor was the fit. She bought a half size up from her normal size (4.5) and the 5's are practically ideal with the additional support in the heel area and enough room for a thicker sock should she wish/need to wear one. Not really tested the waterproof side of things as yet hence only the four stars, however have sufficient faith in both the GoreTex membrane and Vibram soles for that not to be an issue. It's taken quite some time to find a hiking boot to meet her needs, however if you have similar difficulty I would certainly recommend trying a pair of these among any you test. All in all a solid purchase at an affordable price.
While these boots are comfortable, reasonably lightweight, and sturdy, I've sadly found mine now disintegrating. They're no longer waterproof, so I suspect the Gore-Tex membrane has become impaired, and the leather is peeling away, especially around the area where the toes bend from the foot, which is a common problematic area on hiking boots.
Previously I have only bought a cheap pairs of walking boots from sports direct. Which I regretted instantly. Every time I wore them I had blisters. I had sore feet.
I put these on, and started walking. Not one blister, sore bit, aching anything. I bought half a size up from my shoe size to allow my toes plenty of room and that was a good move. Uphill, downhill, through cold, wet, mud, rain, these boots are fantastic in my opinion.
These are very comfy boots BUT dont appear to be waterproof. I have been wearing them a few times now in the rain and each time my feet ended up being soaked. A great shame as very comfortable and lightweight.
I was so excited to receive my boots and was delighted that the toe area was a nice fit, wide enough for my toes to be free. They felt comfortable, felt sturdy and looked fantastic.....here's where the joy unravels.....my first outing was on a dry day and all was great: second time, it was a really horrible, wet day. I was on the moors with dogs. Initially my feet felt fine, dry and comfy but, by the early afternoon, I thought I felt some dampness creeping in. When I got home and took the boots off there was a patch of wet on both feet. Definitely not sweat or where water had run into my boots as the top of my socks were dry! When I put my hand inside each boot later that evening, both were significantly damp feeling. With regret, I have had to return them. I will now go for a leather boot and pray they don't let me down!
I had to buy on line as I was in Norway when my last boots died (after many hikes ) while on a long term hiking trip . Amazon delivered the next day to the UK and a friend who was visiting me from the UK to Norway brought the boots to me a few days later. I had never tried them on or used these make of boots before. I am a size 7.5 and went to an 8. I have very wide feet. I was nervous if they would fit but I was desperate. They fitted really well though a tiny bit big. They have never rubbed, they are very comfortable, waterproof and have now completed a lot of incredible challenging hikes. I recommend them.
I have had these boots for over a month now. Since then, they have hiked through gravel, sand, rivers and rain, not to mention a basic concrete footpath. They have kept my feet dry and comfortable all the while. I said to my partner the other day that I was so impressed by their quality.
I was looking for walking boots usually buy leather . Decided on these as I wanted a lighter boot . Well made and very comfortable from the first time I put them on . I like the arch support and the ankle support . I am a dog walker not a hiker so will not be tackling really rough terrain .
Really comfortable, no rubbing around the ankles. I was advised to get the next size up by my partner bought the same boots for men, which he replaced as his usual shoe size was a bit tight..
I really wanted to love these boots - 'Guaranteed Waterproof' was the line which had me hooked, but sadly they're not. Less than a week walking the dog in heavy dew/rain, my feet were damp. However they are really comfy - I did go a half size up and they're perfect. So have now ordered some waterproofing spray and if I still have damp feet they will be going back
Comfortable fit, not too heavy. Main pro is that these are vegan. Main con is that they're not very breathable, which might be because of the waterproofing. I've found even just wearing these indoors for an hour or two that my feet get very warm very quickly. Since I bought these for hiking in Australia during the summer months, I'm not sure these will be suitable for the job. If I was just hiking in the UK, this probably wouldn't be so much of an issue.