- Performance suede leather and mesh upper
- Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out
- Outer Material: Leather
- Sole: Manmade
- Closure: Lace-Up
- Heel Type: Flats, Low-Heel, Wedge
- Shoe Width: Medium mens_us
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 35.56 x 22.86 x 15.24 cm; 498.95 Grams
- Date First Available : 7 July 2016
- Manufacturer : Merrell Footwear
- ASIN : B01HFPOZVM
- Item model number : J06011
- Department : Men's
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 598 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)
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Experience out-of-the-box comfort in this ventilated hiker. With durable leathers, a supportive footbed, and Vibram® traction, all in a versatile package,you won't doubt why moab stands for mother-of-all-boots™.
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By Andrew on 22 November 2018
Perhaps I just have a defective pair as they are not fit for purpose as far as I'm concerned.
Unsurpassed levels of comfort and excellent arch, heel and ankle support on long day hikes, I have never ever experienced any soreness or foot swelling with any Merrell shoes. Air cushion absorbs impact, which is great as 99% of my hiking is on tarmac.
Durability is fantastic, the uppers and Vibram soles wear and wear and wear for thousands of miles/kms plus they look far more respectable than training shoes, and are an excellent choice for everyday casual footwear if you care about comfort and your foot health.
These shoes are not waterproof, and will sometimes slip on mud, wet leaves, wet rock, as the sole compound is fairly hard ( for wearability ), these are ultimately a good weather shoe.
The right shoe is okay.
The left one is terrible. While both sole units are the same size, the top of the left is narrower and all askew, giving me sever over-pronation. One dry weather walk and I had to stop at about 100 yards, my left leg, particularly the knee was in a lot of pain. I almost wonder if these are seconds.
I swapped these for my Moab GTX shoes and no problem.
Trouble is I'm off to hike in the Negev very soon and will have to use the GTX shoes instead of this pair, which would have been cooler in the desert.
I tossed the new ones in the nearest dumpster and will never buy shoes online again. I don't care if I save 50 pounds on them.
For the last couple of years I've used Salomon Ultra X2 and then X3s. The X2s were great, the X3s proved to be a ever so slightly narrow and very stiff uppers, taking quite some time to wear in. With the X2s more or less discontinued and very high price to get, I decided to get a pair of these based on high reviews.
When first worn they appeared to fit perfectly. Not too heavy, with firm soles. Wearing them for day to day walking to and around the office to break them in, was a joy.
However on my first extended walk past 30 minutes in them is when the problems arose, as I started to get pinched nerve under and to the outside of my right little toe.
I don't know what's causing it exactly, it maybe the soles are too hard ( slightly more padding in the Salomons ). Or it could be I've got used to what seems like a slightly raised inner heal on the Salomons which suit my stride pattern with a slightly arthritic right hip, where the Merrells don't appear to have this and maybe I'm pushing out with my right foot more rather than walking through the ball.
Whatever it is though is being brought on by these shoes, as going back to my Salomon X3s I don't get the problem. Its a shame as I do like these, but now being relegated to my office footwear, as I've just now ordered another pair of Salomon's for which I'll have to bear the painful break-in for the next week or so.
I have wide feet and usually take a size 9UK in Clarks, Asics & Brooks. Buying shoes online tends to be hit & miss, especially with having wide feet. After reading other reviews of the Merrell Moab 2 Vent, my best guess was a 9.5UK.
For the first 1000 steps around the house I found the left shoe perfect and the right a bit nippy around the toes. After a first 10k walk, mostly on pavements, I've experienced the same, although the tighter right shoe seems to be loosening up. Most importantly, I don't have any blisters and overall I loved my first walk in these. Like others have mentioned, the shoes are very stable and grippy. They are also extremely comfortable.
From my first experience, I suggest going a half size up if wearing trainer socks and going for short walks and a full size up for thicker socks and long walks.
Free returns is essential unless you are confident about your size.