Summary

We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A majority of online buyers indicated that the Merrell Moab Edge 2 fits as expected.
  • It gave adequate arch support, based on a consumer review.
  • According to an impressed user, these are his new everyday shoes.
  • The comfort provided by the Merrell Moab Edge 2 earned praises from a lot of owners.
  • Several delighted shoppers commented that it did not require any breaking in at all.
  • A couple of adventurers were stoked by lightness of this Merrell product
  • It runs true to size, as declared by a handful of wearers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One owner was frustrated when the fabric in the toe area of the Moab Edge 2 tore apart after months of use.
  • A displeased user mentioned that he had to replace the laces too soon.

Bottom line

Day hikers who seek immediate comfort may find the Moab Edge 2 appealing. Reviewers were generally impressed with its spot-on fit, accurate sizing and ample arch support. Despite receiving plenty of compliments, a couple of issues were reported. In summary, getting a pair of Merrell Moab Edge 2 low hikers can still benefit future owners with its satisfying performance. It, however, might not be able to withstand much abuse.

Facts

Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Price: $90
Features: Lightweight | Breathable
Weight: Men: 14.3oz
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal
Brand: Merrell
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated hiking shoe
A popular pick
Better rated than the previous version Merrell Moab Edge

  • This iteration of the Moab Edge still aims to give instant comfort to outdoor enthusiasts. The designers gave the upper a cleaner look. Its precursor employed four sets of webbing loops and two pairs of metal eyelets. But in this version, the design team decided to retire the pair of metal eyelets at the top.
  • Exiting the Moab Edge 2 is the M Select Fit.Eco footbed and Merrell Air Cushion (in the heel). These features are replaced with the Kinetic Fit Base insole which grants cushioning and support without the bulk. The shoe is kept odor-free thanks to the incorporation of the M Select Fresh technology.
  • The M Select Grip outsole took the place of the Vibram TC5+. This brand-owned material yields surface traction from urban settings to backcountry trails.

The Merrell men’s Moab Edge 2 is a low-top day hiking shoe which fairly runs true to size. It is available in medium (standard) width only. A range of full and half sizes are offered. Users can customize the overall fit thanks to its straightforward lace-up closure.

The Moab Edge 2 from Merrell wears the M Select Grip outsole. It makes the shoe adherent to most terrain types. The design of this unit is created with traction and durability in mind. The various shapes and sizes of its 5 mm deep lugs are strategically positioned to maintain its ground grip. The sole is slightly extended upwards at the heel and toe to provide additional protection when tackling rocky terrain.

These low-cut hiking shoes from Merrell uses a cushioned midsole and the brand-owned Kinetic Fit Base insole. The latter conforms to the shape of the hiker’s foot to render support without compromising flexibility. This mechanism helps reduce fatigue even after a long hike, thus alleviating the chances of incurring injuries.

Thanks to the inclusion of a molded nylon arch shank, underfoot firmness is granted. This element also helps prevent unwanted twisting of the foot over rugged terrain.

The upper of the Merrell Moab Edge 2 is made of lightweight materials. Its exterior combines TPU and mesh for protection while its interior uses a breathable lining for comfort.

The brand’s engineers incorporated the M Select Fresh feature in this hiking shoe. It helps maintain a fresh and odor-free environment. It utilizes a pro-biotic technology which bonds microbes to the shoe’s lining. These microbes (once activated by sweat or any organic material) break down the odor-causing bacteria. This process, according to Merrell, naturally occurs and is non-toxic.

The boot is designed with a bellows tongue to prevent intrusion of loose trail debris. Additionally, this gear employs webbing loops, a pair of metal eyelets and a round lace for its closure system. Lastly, the heel tab assists in easy on and off.

Generally, the brand presents the following care tips in cleaning the footgear:

  • Using a soft brush, scrub away dirt on the shoe’s surface regularly.
  • After extended use in rugged outdoor conditions, wash it with mild soap and water. Rinse the shoe thoroughly ensuring that all soap has been removed (because its residue attracts water).
  • To facilitate drying, remove the insole and lace. Open the shoe fully and let it air dry at room temperature. Never expose the product to direct sunlight or heat.

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Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com