Ahnu Moraga Mesh

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Materials Nubuck suede and mesh
Sizes Men's 7-12 (half sizes), 13, 14
Weight 15.1 ounces per shoe



This lightweight hiker has a high arch, and a stiffer…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120


This lightweight hiker has a high arch, and a stiffer sole than many hikers. They have a lightweight, breathable upper.


  • Stiff sole


  • High arch
  • Flimsy upper

These seemed to fit well in the store as well as wearing them around town. The first time I went on a longer day hike they started rubbing the arch of my foot. I tried breaking them in further but even after 6 months the arch was just to high for my foot. I can still wear them for short periods or times when I won't be on my feet all day, but for a day hiker they just don't work for me.

Support is good. One of the reasons I purchased the Moragas is that the soles are stiffer than many hikers. I wanted a stiff platform to protect from rocks and such underfoot. I like the stiff soles.

The uppers are lightweight and breathable. I only wore them for about 6 months, but it seemed that the uppers became fairly flimsy over this short time. My hunch is that the uppers will wear out long before the soles.

Once of my laces broke within the first few months as well.

These shoes breathe well as they have a fair amount of mesh in the upper. Perhaps this is why they seem flimsy as they break in.

Traction was decent.

I wore these for about 6 months and then, mostly, stopped wearing them as they were uncomfortable on longer hikes (6-8 hours).

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Manufacturer's Description

A light hiking and cross-training shoe built on Ahnu’s OXT stability platform, the Moraga is ideal for day hikes. Oiled Nubuck suede and a hydrophobic mesh upper work with a moisture-wicking mesh lining to keep feet dry, cool, and comfortable.

Ahnu's NPS (neutral positioning system) has a double-density molded EVA midsole to promote proper foot balance and encourage natural biomechanics.

Visit Ahnu's Moraga Mesh page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

An ideal light hiker and breathable shoe, the men's Moraga Mesh shoe is a lightweight and rugged style that won't tire your feet out when you're logging lots of miles.


Free Shipping. Ahnu Men's Moraga Mesh Shoe FEATURES of the Ahnu Men's Moraga Mesh Shoe Upper: Waterproof leather and breathable mesh Midsole: Double density compression molded EVA with medial and lateral stability postings and shock dispersal plate in forefoot Outsole: 4.5 mm cross directional lugs. Non marking rubber outsole Lining: Moisture wicking mesh Shank: Integrated TPU shank for torsional rigidity and arch support SPECIFICATIONS of the Ahnu Men's Moraga Mesh Shoe Weight: 14.3 oz

- Moosejaw

The Ahnu Moraga Mesh Hiking Shoe is designed to keep your feet happy mile after mile on the trail. Tough leather and breathable mesh uppers keep your feet dry and comfortable - key for preventing blisters. An ETC sock lining reduces friction and heat built up, also helping to stop blisters. Dual density compression molded EVA midsole cushions and cradles your feet for reduced impact and fatigue. Neutral positioning technology, Numentum - gives your feet, and the rest of your body, proper alignment. A gusseted tongue keeps out debris. The perfect summer hiking shoe where more moisture comes from within than from without, from Ahnu. Materials: Leather, breathable mesh. Lining: ETC sock liner. Midsole: Dual density compression molded EVA. Available Color(s): Smokey Brown

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

CLOSEOUTS . Keep your feet cool on your next hike in Ahnu's Moraga Mesh trail shoes. A mesh and leather upper and friction-reducing sockliner help your feet breathe so you're comfortable wherever the trail takes you. Available Colors: TOTAL ECLIPSE. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13.

- Sierra Trading Post