User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex XCR
Use: rough trail, heavy pack ( me personaly)
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $80
I bought these shoes out of mostly frustration from most boots I had had. I have a problem with my Achilles tendon and just about every backpack boot and hiking boot no matter how comfortable they felt at first, I would be done after about ten miles or so. I really wanted something waterproof and hadn't really thought of a waterproof shoe until I found these.
My feet instantly molded into the inside. I broke them in in the store. The next day I did 15 miles on the AT with about 40 lbs and my feet felt better and were drier then with any boot I've had. I never ran into any major river crossing but it did rain a bit and my feet kept dry.
I wouldn't recommend these for people with weaker ankles. I also have wider feet and they fit perfect. They are definitely my new summer backpack boot.