User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR
Use: day hikes, backpacking
Break-in Period: 0
Price Paid: $94
I used to wear heavy leather hiking boots. Not any more. I always heard that shoe weight was important, but never realized how important until I did my run in heavy boots! It wore me out! So I looked for the lightest Gore-tex boots I could find, and this is the boot I bought.
I just got back from hiking the Sierras, including a two day trip to the top of Mount Whitney with a 35 pound pack. The trails are pretty rough, and it rained for a few hours one day. These boots held up well, kept my feet dry, and never once caused a blister or hot spot anywhere on my feet.
OK, so these boots are downright ugly. But they are great boots!