Who should buy the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof

Definitely get the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof if you need:

  • durable day hikers with good traction and grip suited to challenging terrains
  • nicely-done warm footwear, suitable for hikes in cool to cold weather
  • comfortable shoes that will keep you dry on the move by sealing out water and letting moisture escape

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof logo

Wear-proof outsole

The Vibram TC5+ outsole is both durable and resistant to abrasions. It also provides the needed traction and maintains a firm grip on a variety of terrains. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof outsole

Flexible supportive midsole 

In the midsole, the M Select FIT.ECO provides an optimal combination of comfort and flexibility. It comes in the form of a contoured EVA cushion with additional reinforcement in the heel region and the zonal arch for added support and stability. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof arch

Moreover, the molded nylon arch shank adds stiffness to the midsole. 

Merrell’s premium cushioning

The Merrell Air Cushion is another feature that increases the load-bearing capacity of the heel section. It is placed in the heel region of the hiking boot and can absorb four times the weight of an individual. It makes the walk stable and comfortable, especially on treacherous terrains.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof cushioning

Breathable upper of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof

The breathable mesh upper with suede leather permits a free inflow and outflow of air through the material and maintains an adequately ventilated atmosphere inside the hiking boot. The M Select DRY keeps away the unwanted moisture and keeps the user’s foot comfortably dry during the hike. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof breathable

Great protection and ankle support

The mid-cut height of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof provides ankle support. The wide folding bellows tongue attached to the upper prevents debris from entering the shoe. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof support

The rubber toe cap in the front region gives additional security against rocks and roots encountered on the trail.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof toe cap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.8oz / Women 15.9oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.