Who should buy the Merrell Moab Edge

The Moab Edge fascinates outdoorsy individuals who are looking for:

  • a day hiking shoe that also works well in the office and casual use
  • a pair of hikers that is lightweight and eco-friendly 
  • a low-cut shoe that renders breathability through its mesh upper

Merrell Moab Edge brand logo

TC5+ treaded outsole of Moab Edge

Merrell Moab Edge Vibram outsole

Allowing wearers to hold their footing on level ground securely and uneven surfaces is the work of the Moab Edge’s treaded outsole. Called TC5+, this Vibram-engineered rubber layer is designed to be both durable and grippy over mixed terrain.

Merrell Moab Edge lugs

It promises traction with its 5mm multi-directional lugs and intricate tread patterns. The outsole’s sides also feature treads, promoting lateral movement security.

Merrell Moab Edge toe protection

The outsole extends to the upper’s toe box. This extension serves as the shoe’s defensive bumper, protecting the forefoot area, thereby shielding the toes from stubbing and injuries. 

Merrell Moab Edge heel extension

A similar outsole extension is also present at the base of the upper’s heel, further reinforcing this part of the shoe and contributing to its heel protection.

Merrell’s single-build midsole

The Merrell Moab Edge has a sturdy, single-build midsole, engineered to provide stability, absorb shock, and protect wearers from rough terrain. This rubber platform runs thick for cushioning and has a curved design which allows for flexibility where needed.

Merrell Moab Edge air cushion technology

Additional stability and shock absorption, especially around the base of the heel, is made possible by Merrell’s Air Cushion technology. This piece of proprietary tech sees a groove within the midsole’s heel zone, adding a spring to the hiker’s step.

Merrell Moab Edge nylon shank

There’s also a molded nylon arch shank embedded within the confines of the midsole. This non-metal component further provides support and flexibility.

Merrell Moab Edge M.Select Eco footbed

For extra comfort, the Moab Edge comes with a Merrel M Select FIT.ECO footbed. It is made of blended EVA which makes it stress-resistant and resilient. It has a contoured arch for added support and a perforated forefoot zone for breathability.

This removable insole also organically combats foot odor, leaving the user’s feet smelling fresh for longer periods.

Moab Edge’s 3D-printed mesh upper

Merrell Moab Edge 3D-printed mesh upper

The 3D-printed mesh upper of this Merrell offering is infused with moisture-wicking fabrics which eliminate sweat and prevent heat buildup. It also has an extra layer of protection in the form of a thin, synthetic overlay that mainly covers the footwear’s toe box.

Merrell Moab Edge pull tab

The padding within the ankle collar and on the bellows tongue doubles down on comfort, while a stitched-on pull tab located at the back of the heel makes on and off convenient. There’s also a lace keeper stitched vertically along the tongue to lock it in place.

Merrell Moab Edge lacekeeper

Providing extra protection against unexpected bumps and abrasions is the thick, synthetic overlay at the back of the heel. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.5oz / Women 11.5oz
Update: Merrell Moab Edge 2
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal

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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.