Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Comfort is top-notch with this sneaker cleat, many reviewers have commended.
  • The Merrell Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof projects a stylish and good-looking image, for many reviewers.
  • Many users like that they can wear it all day for different activities.
  • The roomy toe box is a plus for some buyers.
  • Few users have noticed that the sneaker cleat holds up well when being used consistently.
  • There is no break-in time needed for this Merrell model, a few have shared.
  • The Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof from Merrell is relatively lightweight for several wearers.
  • A user have praised the sneakerboot's ample support around the heel.
  • Many reviewers have mentioned that the shoe fits them perfectly.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of wearers have complained that their feet got wet and explicitly mentioned that it is not waterproof.
  • The absence of bellows or gussets made some users dislike its structure.
  • A couple of buyers have noticed that there were tearing at the stitches.

Bottom line

The Merrell Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof is an all-around lightweight shoe for all occasions and weather. Its sturdiness does not overpower its supreme comfort.

Waterproofing of the shoe only comes with the materials on the upper but not with the construction. Lacking gussets made it susceptible to the entry of water above the bottom of the laces when the water level rises.

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Good to know

The Merrell Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof exhibits a true to size fit. Its lace-up system of enclosure extends up to the mid-level where a hook eyelet sits on top. Men can avail the shoe in full sizes. 

At first glance, the rugged appearance of the sneakerboot might deceive you, but a closer look projects a real-time appeal of casual footwear. The Merrell Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof can be sported with pants which radiates a semi-formal image. The mid-top shank can be emphasized by wearing shorts that compliment the sneakerboot's color.

Two prominent colorways are introduced to the market namely the black and the dark earth tones. The shoe has eight hexagonal eyelets with one pair of Nubuck leather loops in the middle. A lace hook is present at the top of the enclosure to add snugness.

The M Select™ DRY membrane of the upper prevents moisture from penetrating inside and keeps the feet warm and dry. A combination of Nubuck leather and mesh are utilized for the construction of its upper.

The roots of Merrell hiking cleats date back when Clark Matis and John Schweizer decided to merge with custom cleats maker Randy Merrell in 1981. Matis and Schweizer are both executives of the ski company brand Rossignol before they decided to start their hiking cleat line. Randy Merrell, which the company still bears the name, was a producer of high-end hiking cleats that were sold $500 a pop.

Together they started to create an affordable yet high-performance cleat which would be later released in 1983. From there, the company began to diversify their products.

From time to time Merrell was bought by several conglomerate companies until they landed with Wolverine World Wide, the maker of Hush Puppies. The shift saw the release of lightweight trail running shoes and variations of the hiking silhouette.

The Merrell Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof was one of the products that showcase the versatility of a hiking cleat as street wear or as outdoor gear. It is assembled with prime technologies like the FIT.ECO footbed, Vibram® outsole, and the M Select™ DRY membrane of the upper.

  • The shoe features a rugged Vibram® outsole for traction and grip for all terrain.
  • The midsole is composed of an injected molded EVA for stability and cushioning.
  • A FIT.ECO EVA contoured insert provides all-day comfort that also controls odor build up.


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