Updates to Merrell Moab 2 Prime Mid Waterproof

-The Moab 2 Prime Mid Waterproof is a Merrell Moab 2 above-the-ankle boot that provides comfort, protection, and performance for day hikers. Its full-grain leather upper houses the brand’s patented M Select Dry membrane for waterproofness.

Outdoor enthusiasts are supplied with cushioning, and stability via the footgear’s compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate midsole. Its Vibram TC5+ rubber outsole offers multi-directional traction on varied terrain.

Size and fit

The Merrell Moab 2 Prime Mid Waterproof is built as a mid-top day hiking boot for men and women. It sports a conventional lacing system, which allows wearers to achieve customized lockdown. The footgear’s suede tongue and collar promote a comfortable fit around the ankle.


This Merrell outdoor boot for hikers uses a Vibram TC5+ outsole for ground adherence. Its profile is filled with a combination of oval-shaped and wave-like 5mm-deep lugs to render grip on virtually all types of surfaces. The sole’s forefoot section contains several grooves, which grant control when tackling uphill conditions. A heel brake is integrated into its construction to add stopping power for downhill terrain. Moreover, the front tip extends upwards to prevent the wearer’s toes from getting stubbed.


The men’s and women’s Merrell Moab 2 Prime Mid Waterproof comes with a compression-molded EVA midsole to cushion the user’s stride. The brand’s proprietary Air Cushion technology is positioned in the heel area to absorb shock and optimize stability. A molded nylon shank is integrated into the midsole for added rigidity and support. This Merrell hiking boot also sports a Kinetic Fit Base removable footbed, which uses a contoured design to render arch support and underfoot comfort.


The Merrell Moab 2 Prime Mid Waterproof hiking boot features an upper made of full-grain leather. This material is known to be durable and resistant to abrasive elements. It is lined with a patented M Select Dry membrane and a layer of mesh fabric, which provides protection from wet conditions while allowing excess heat inside the upper to escape. A rubber cap reinforces the toe box to shield the wearer’s foot from trail hazards.

The boot’s upper integrates a bellow tongue into its design to prevent debris from entering. Its lacing system employs a series of webbing loops and metal hooks for fit management. A pull tab is positioned at the collar’s back to facilitate easy on and off.

Nice to know

- Those who need a more breathable pair for warm hikes may consider the Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 18oz / Women 16oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal

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