User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex XCR
Use: peakbagging, day kikes, light backpacking
Break-in Period: out of the box fun
Price Paid: $94.95
I purchased these shoes yesterday and took them directly from the store out for a 7.5 mile trek over a smaller mountain range in southern NH. They did quite well on the rocky terrain that New Hampshire is famous for.
Before these I was wearing a midweight boot offered by Timberland. They fell apart after 4 months and less than 100 miles in the White Mtns.
I cannot atest to the durabilty of theese shoes but I can say at was night and day from my last shoes as far as comfort goes. My feet felt like I was steping on pillows as I hopped from rock to rock both heading up the trail and down. The Vibram soles are amazing. I will say be careful on wet slimy rocks because they don't grip all that well, so be careful at water crossings.
I cannot say anything about their waterproofabilty yet but my feet felt great after the hike, which for me is very rare.