User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
Tough, light, comfortable — no complaints, they are just what I needed.
- A bit pricey
Perhaps the perfect middle-ground between a trail shoe and the “waffle stomper” of old, the Moabs offer super comfort, solid ankle support, and an aggressive sole in a lightweight package.
They will seem a bit stiff in the store, but will quickly adapt to your feet and be ready to go. I wore mine around the house for a couple of days and then set out with a light (20 pound) pack up the 9 mile Old Rag loop. No chafing or hot spots. The Moabs were great on the trail, and the tough, “grippy” sole excelled during the 1 ½ mile boulder scramble on top. Waterproofing was a big plus for 2 creek crossings.
They run a bit tight — I went up a half size and am very pleased.
So far, no complaints on trails, logging roads, asphalt, mud, granite — and they look good in town.