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Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The majority of buyers was satisfied to have purchased the Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof shoe. Many even said that this is the best shoe they have ever owned.
  • Many agree that this shoe is extremely comfortable on the feet even after wearing it all day long.
  • One of the most liked features of this shoe is that it is waterproof, as stated by a number of reviewers.
  • This shoe fits great and snug, according to numerous buyers.
  • A few commented that it has a nice grip and is not slippery.
  • There were a small number of reviewers that appreciate that this shoe is relatively lighter than other shoes of this type.
  • One reviewer commented that the Moab Rover Waterproof is a great substitute for the regular Moab for those who want a more casual and less sporty-looking shoe.
  • Some buyers said that they bought this shoe because it is great looking and versatile. Others highlighted that it can be worn in a professional environment, in a casual getup, or even during outdoor activities.
  • The Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof may be slightly expensive, but some buyers said that it is worth the price.
  • Many were pleased with the excellent arch support of this shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of reviewers said that the Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof is a little narrow compared to other Merrell models.
  • Many reviewers were disappointed that though comfortable and great looking, this shoe has poor breathability.
  • One reviewer reported that the shoe laces are short and just enough to get a single tie.

Bottom line

The Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof shoe is a typical Merrell shoe – high quality, durable, and comfortable. Though slightly expensive, it has proven to the majority of its buyer that every penny spent on it is totally worth it. It is waterproof and versatile both in function and styling, and such characteristics make it more appealing to the majority. Its major drawback, however, is that the waterproof feature gives the shoe poor breathability and a narrow fit.



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Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof History

Merrell is a brand that stays true to what makes it known as it is. Since its inception in 1981, Merrell has produced a wide range of high-performance, sturdy, comfortable, and versatile footwear. Founded by custom boot maker Randy Merrell, Merrell has become highly popular especially to those who love the outdoors.

The Moab is Merrell’s top line, which has been one of the most favorite Merrell shoes by many since it first dropped in 2007. With its total performance, support, and versatility, many dubbed it as the “best hiking shoe” they have ever worn.

A casual take on the Moab is introduced through the Moab Rover that was released in two versions: The Merrell Moab Rover and the Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof. Both versions are as versatile as the original and one can take it out on a hike, at work, or even just for casual use. The upper on both versions is updated by incorporating a full grain leather – a different take from the mesh and suede on the Moab. The eyelets are updated as well by utilizing metal. The Waterproof version, in addition, features the M Select Dry technology.

Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof Style

The Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof is a casual take on one of the brand’s most popular shoes, the Merrell Moab. With a full leather upper, it brings any casual outfit to another level. It can be dressed up with chinos for a professional environment, or dressed down and be worn with casual shorts or jeans for outdoor activities like light hiking and fitness walking. Its waterproof feature brings endless opportunities to the wearer.

Fit & Sizing

Fits generally true to size, the Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof is a men’s shoe that is available in half sizes ranging from 7 to 15 in D Medium and 2E Wide widths. It exhibits a traditional lace closure for a snug but adjustable fit, and a low-cut construction for flexible foot movements. It also gives the much-needed support on the feet.

Notable Features

The Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof shoe is based on the brand’s most popular hiking shoe, the Merrell Moab. Since it follows the Moab’s silhouette, it may appear identical to the original Moab at first glance, but this version is more casual-looking. The Moab features a suede-mesh combo on the upper, while the Moab Rover Waterproof features a full grain leather with patches of fabric along the back. 

Another notable difference between the two models is that the original Moab has fabric eyelets, while the Moab Rover Waterproof has metal eyelets.

Additional Info

  • The Merrell Moab Rover Waterproof has a breathable mesh lining, a bellow tongue, a molded nylon arch shank, and a 5mm sole lug depth.
  • The shoe features two of the brand’s technologies: the M Select Dry (waterproof and moisture-wicking technology) and the Vibram outsole (for durability, stability, and slip resistance).
  • It also features the M Select Fit Eco blended EVA contoured footbed with organic odor control.
  • The heel has the Merrell air cushion for shock absorption.