Merrell Moab Waterproof

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0

Specs

men's
Weight 1 lb 8 oz
Sizes 7 - 12 (Half Sizes) 13, 14, 15 and Wide 7 - 12 (Half Sizes) 13, 14, 15
Materials Waterproof Dura Leather and Mesh Lining

Reviews

1

Solid shoe great support. Walking through wet grass…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Summary

Solid shoe great support. Walking through wet grass and waterproofing held up.

Pros

  • Solid
  • Good support
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Hot

You will give up breathability to get waterproof, but if that is what you are looking for you won't go wrong with the Moab.

I was breaking them in during a house move and wore them all day. Very comfortable and saved my feet and legs from strain in a way only good boots can.

They do run about 1/2 size small, so make sure to try them on.

0

Comfortable and waterproof...but for how long? Used…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

Summary

Comfortable and waterproof...but for how long? Used for hiking and geocaching, all terrains. Medium use did its toll on my pair, sole began to separate. Not recommended.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Waterproof (at first)

Cons

  • Lost waterproof quickly
  • Sole separation from shoe
  • Lacking durability

When I think of trail shoes, I think of a few things: about $100 give or take, waterproof, durable. These Moabs pass the first test (mine were about $80) and were great with the other two aspects...at first.

Not only is this review from me, but I am pretty much speaking for my friend who received a pair about a month before I did.  

The sizing and fit for my relatively normal to flat arch, wide toe box foot was great.  Had enough cushion without being to constricting.  Weight wasn't a big deal either, it felt as heavy as I thought they would from looking at them.  When I began wearing them, the waterproof aspect and durability seemed great.  Over time though, the shoes didn't hold up. 

With my friend having a pair before me, it was like I was looking into a crystal ball; I knew where my shoes were heading.  Hoping he had a lemon and that mine would last was wishful thinking.  The sole began to separate from the rest of the shoe and the sides began to lose their waterproof capability.  Issue with the inner Gore-Tex? Not sure.

As with most waterpoof shoes, breathability wasn't great.  It's a trade-off. 

I had my pair in 2008 and 2009.  Merrell is a great brand, maybe this model is a dud.  They still make this same model, but I'm not sure if anything has been tweaked or if I just had a bad experience.  When they started to wear, I used them for yard work.  Shortly thereafter they made their way to the dump.  

Would not recommend.  If you're going for waterproof, look at another model.  If you just want trail shoes and don't care that they lose their waterproofing, you might as well get a different pair (i.e. specialize in your "wants").

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Merrell's Men's Moab Waterproof page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Merrell's Moab Mid Waterproof shoe is a hiking shoe shoe with waterproof construction and a leather reinforced breathable mesh upper. The sole is a Vibram Multi-Sport Plus sole that increases braking power at the heel for more demanding terrain.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Light and versatile, these Merrell Moab Waterproof hiking shoes deliver protection from the elements in an agile, tough and trail-ready design.

- REI refers to the men's version

Men's Merrell Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoes are top hiking shoes for those looking for a versatile waterproof light hiker. Waterproof Dura leather wraps around your foot for support but leave waterproof membrane-backed mesh exposed for maximum ventilation. Waterproof breathable membrane treated with Aegis antimicrobial solution reduces odor. Bellowed tongue keeps sticks and stones out of your shoes. Synthetic leather toe cap and heel counter protect your feet. The Ortholite anatomical footbed gives you proper support and alignment. A molded nylon arch shank adds structure and protects the bottoms of your feet. Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock. Merrell Vibram soles give excellent grip in varying conditions. These Merrell trail shoes are some of the best hiking shoes for day hikes or over-nights where you might encounter rain or other wet conditions. Color: Beluga. Materials, upper: Waterproof Dura Leather, Mesh, Waterproof membrane. Bellowed tongue. Synthetic leather toe cap and heel counter. Ortholite anatomical footbed. Aegis antimicrobial solution treatment. Molded nylon arch shank. Compression molded EVA footframe. Merrell air cushion. 5mm sole lug depth. Vibram Multi-Sport sole/TC5+Rubber. Weight: 1 lb 8 oz.

- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Shoe FEATURES of the Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Shoe Dura leather and mesh upper Bellows tongue keeps debris out Synthetic leather toe cap and heel counter M Select dry seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry when you're on the Move M Select Fresh naturally prevents odor before it starts for Fresh smelling feet Molded nylon arch shank Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability Compression molded EVA footframe provides cushioning 5mm lug depth Vibram outsole SPECIFICATIONS of the Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Shoe Weight: 1 lb 8oz

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version