User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR
Materials: gore- tex
Break-in Period: 2 days
Price Paid: 81
I am not a hiker or rambler but I do go shooting and fishing and i wanted a light pair or walking shoes that where comfortable and would keep my feet dry when walking through grass fields and in rain.
I got these shoes on the evening of 10th November 2009, they where very comfortable and with the Gore-tex guarantee to keep you dry, I was confident in my purchase would fit my needs.
I walk to work and I normally just wear normal shoes but I have over past few days been wearing my new Merrells as its been wet out and wanted to see what the grip was like. Today the 12th November on my walk home from work it tipped it down, I was so pleased I was wearing my new walking shoes so I could see if the Gore-tex is as good as my coat.
Unfortunately I was heavily disappointed as my toes started becoming wet, bear in mind that these are supposed to be walking shoes that are guaranteed to keep you dry, they failed miserably and that was while walking for 20mins on pavements in the rain.
Once I got home I took them off and got some new socks on, but when feeling inside the boots it had appeared more water had managed to soak through as they where saturated inside seems it takes time for the water to soak through properly.
I took them back to go outdoors in Loughborough where I got them from 2 days ago and the manager said it must have been water coming over the top of the boot!! and refused to take them as they where still damp. I tried to explain that while walking on pavements its very very unlikely the water came over the top of the boot, and the fact that only the toe and top of my sock was soaked and not anywhere around the ankle would back this up.
Anyhow as they where still damp they would not take them no matter how much I tried to explain the problem, I have been told if I take them back dry they can send them off to Gore-tex for them to test them and if they agree the fail the waterproof tests then I can have a refund or replacement but this will take 4 weeks!!!! UNBELIEVABLE
I need a pair of waterproof shoes this weekend looks like I'm 80 quid out of pocket and may as well wear sandals.
DO NOT BUY THESE SHOES IF YOU NEED SOMETHING WATERPROOF GET SOMETHING ELSE THEY ARE A JOKE!!!