Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Merrell Moab Edge 2 Waterproof amazed a verified purchaser with its fantastic water protection.
  • Its stunning looks deeply impressed a buyer.
  • This footgear was commended by a user for having decent arch support.
  • An owner found his pair of Merrell Moab Edge 2 Waterproof hiking shoes sufficiently comfortable.
  • Based on a report, this hiker runs true to size.
  • The footwear’s width was considered spot-on by a happy customer.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A wearer ranted about the squeaky sides of the shoe’s upper in his Merrell Moab Edge 2 Waterproof review.

Bottom line

A superbly watertight shoe—this description befits the Moab Edge 2 Waterproof. It is also a Merrell product hikers can describe as richly comfortable, powerfully supportive, and remarkably stylish. That said, some might call it bothersome for the alleged squeakiness of its fabric upper. Nevertheless, the Merrell Moab Edge 2 Waterproof is a great example of a shoe that more than lives up to its “waterproof” moniker.

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Good to know

  • The Merrell Moab Edge 2 Waterproof, the direct successor to the Moab Edge Waterproof, is a hiking footgear that grants its wearers an athletic kind of performance on the trail. It is engineered with M-Select Fresh and M-Select Dry. The former prevents odor, while the latter provides waterproofing.
  • Merrell designers opted to give this hiker a proprietary outsole, called M-Select Grip. It replaces the old version’s Vibram TC5+ rubber outsole. That said, its lug and tread formation practically remains the same.
  • Its lacing system has been simplified and streamlined. It only has five pairs of eyelets as opposed to the Moab Edge Waterproof’s six.

Merrell’s Moab Edge 2 Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size, low-cut day hiking shoe for men. It is offered in standard width in whole and half sizes. Its lace-up closure enables users to personalize its fit.

Footing security on slippery surfaces is handled by the hiker’s M-Select Grip outsole. It comes with 5-mm lugs for extra grip over loose soil. It also has tread patterns that give increased foothold during lateral maneuvers.

A sturdy, foam-like midsole is the component that stabilizes and cushions the foot in the Merrell Moab Edge 2 Waterproof. There is a shank made of nylon molded into its medial zone for additional arch support. Merrell engineers topped it with a brand-owned insole called Kinetic Fit Base for enhanced support and comfort underfoot.

Wearing the Moab Edge 2 Waterproof means being seen in its low-collared upper made of mesh fabric and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane). Its liner is imbued with M-Select Dry—a Merrell-exclusive tech that not only blockades water but also wicks away moisture. The bellows construction of its tongue is capable of walling off intrusive elements, such as sand and debris.

Its upper is rounded out by its heel pull loop and ghillie lacing. The latter consists of a robust synthetic lace and combination eyelets.

  • Day travelers who frequent dry trails and locales mostly may instead get the shoe’s non-waterproof sibling—the Merrell Moab Edge 2.


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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.