User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR
Use: 80 mile plus hike
Break-in Period: 1/2 hour
Weight: 185 lbs.
Price Paid: $104
I bought these for a scout trip to Philmont. They were my second boot choice after a couple Garmont boots did not work out. They were very easy to wear with virtually no break-in period. They did not feel especially cushioning when I first put them on, but never had any foot issues.
I wore them for 10 days on the trail 4-8 miles a day with a 60 lb. pack. They worked out very well, as I was the only adult in our party who never got blisters.
The only issue was that the insole slides back about 1/4 inch every time I hike in them. Called Merrell and they sent me some replacement insoles. I don't know why Merrell shoes are so expensive, but in this case, they were worth it.