As an avid hiker and trailblazer, I always find myself high atop rocky ridges and unforgiving terrain. Unforgiving in the sense that wearing the wrong pair of shoes could mean the end for the said pair and put my life in danger as well.
That's why I make it a point to wear nothing but the best gear when I'm out hiking. With that said, I only wear a pair of Merrell hiking boots because I know these guys can handle anything!
Merrell Hiking Boots Review – The Merrell Moab GTX
If you're looking for a pair of high-performance hiking boots while feeling comfortable wearing them, the Merrell Moab GTX should probably be your pick. Its Gore-Tex outer mesh material allows breathability for your foot while preventing water from seeping in. Check out these features on this fine pair of Merrell hiking boots.
- Waterproof synthetic and mesh upper
- Bellows's tongue keeps debris out
- Synthetic leather toe cap and heel counter
- Merrell M SelectTM FIT ECO blended EVA contoured footbed with organic odor control
- Molded nylon arch shank
- Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
- A compression-molded EVA foot frame provides cushioning
- 5mm sole lug depth
- Vibram® outsole
- Weight: 1 lb. 15oz
So what's the review going to be based on? Well, I'm going to base it on fit, performance, and comfort, all graded on a scale from 1 to 10.
The fit is -7/10
Like other hiking boots from Merrell, the fit is really subjective. You could be a size 8, but you could end up with
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The outsole is Vibram–an Italian company known for inventing rubber soles—and is very sturdy, providing great traction between the ground and the boots. It's always good to look for these makers' marks so you know you're getting top-quality material.
The waterproof Gore-Tex membrane makes the boots waterproof, but apparently, it doesn't do much good during the winter. Snow gets in through the top of the boots and melts, making your feet wet. Nonetheless, the Moab GTX is an excellent choice for all other seasons.
Merrell is a very popular foot gear manufacturer, and the quality of their work lives up to their fame. Although, like all other products their shoes aren't perfect, they have pros and cons, but the choice is definitely up to you.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 10, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.