Who should buy the Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof

The Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof may still be a remarkable option for day hikes, granted its footbed is replaced with a more supportive variant. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a day hiking Merrell boot built with various components that enable adventurers to tackle trails with ample comfort and protection.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that delivers protection from wet trail conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that is engineered to deliver traction on most types of surfaces.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof Logo

Render traction on both wet and dry surfaces

Keeping outdoor enthusiasts stable on various ground conditions is the Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof’s rubber outsole. It has a pattern of 4mm-deep aggressive lugs, which render traction on both wet and dry surfaces.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof Outsole

Provide protection from stubbing

Its forefoot and rearfoot regions contain ridges to give extra control when going uphill or downhill. The outsole’s front tip extends toward the toe box to provide protection from stubbing.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof outsole 1.0

Shock-absorbing cushioning

This outdoor-specific boot from Merrell is able to give outdoor lovers a stable ride, thanks to its EVA midsole. It is paired with the brand’s proprietary Air Cushion technology, which absorbs shock in the heel section.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof midsole

Excellent arch support and underfoot comfort

A molded nylon shank is integrated into the midsole to make the Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof rigid and resistant to contorting. Moreover, it also has a Kinetic Fit Base removable insole, which is contoured to give arch support and underfoot comfort.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof arch support

Abrasion-resistance and breathable

The Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof features an upper made of suede leather and mesh panels. These materials come together to imbue the boot with abrasion resistance and breathability. 

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof upper

Waterproof

A Keen dry membrane is embedded into the upper to prevent water from entering while allowing excess moisture to escape.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof upper 1.0

Durable and trail protection toe cap

Its forefoot area contains a rubber toe cap for durability and trail protection. A molded thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) counter is found at the rearfoot section for heel support.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof upper 3.0

Easy to wear

This Merrell hiking boot comes with a series of fabric eyelets and metal hooks to help the wearer manage its fit. A bellows tongue is integrated into the upper to prevent debris from entering. Completing the upper is a pull tab found at the back to give users easy on and off.

Merrell Yokota 2 Mid Waterproof Easy to wear

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.2oz / Women 11.9oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell

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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.