Base model: Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $110
Features: Lightweight | Breathable
Weight: Men: 17oz | Women: 14.9oz
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Brand: Merrell
Material: Leather, Vibram
Colorways: Brown
Special editions: 4 special editions
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  • 61 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab | | Level 3 expert

    The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid received mixed scores across our review. While low-performing in metrics such as water resistance and durability, which we placed less weight on, it did quite well and competed against more popular boots when it came to comfort and weight, metrics that received higher weight percentages.

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  • The Merrell Moab (Mother of all Boots) 2 Ventilator Mid now features a performance suede leather with breathable mesh panels. This optimizes airflow for a fresh and cool in-shoe feel.
  • From an Ortholite footbed, this version is equipped with the M.Select FIT.ECO+ insole sitting on top of an EVA midsole. It is in charge of providing underfoot cushioning and comfort.
  • From the previous iteration's Vibram Multi-Sport outsole, the Moab 2 Ventilator Mid sports a Vibram TC5+ outsole. It enables the boot to grip on diverse ground conditions.

The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid generally runs true to size. It can be purchased in regular sizes, with medium and wide width options. Its conventional lacing system gives users a snug fit. Also, this model caters to male and female hikers.

The Vibram TC5+ rubber outsole features 5 mm deep lugs which bite into most types of terrain. This slip-resistant component is slightly extends upward at the toe and heel areas to add durability and protection. The aggressive boots on the side enhance stability on bumpy trails.

The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid uses an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam which grants a lightweight and cushioned ride. It works with the brand’s M.Select FIT.ECO+ footbed. It is created using a blended EVA foam with zonal arch and heel reinforcements, which conforms to the foot for optimal support.

The Air Cushion technology in the heel area absorbs shock from impacts. Additionally, a molded nylon shank renders underfoot stiffness for a steadier stride.

This mid-cut day hiking boot grants breathability and comfort through its upper made of performance suede leather with mesh vents. It has a bellows tongue which prevents intrusion of trail debris while the rubber toe cap shields against accidental bumps.

Its lacing closure uses webbing eyelets with a pair of open hooks on the top to securely lock the foot in place. A pull tab on the heel assists users in easy on and off.