Verdict from 100+ user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers raved about the superb comfort that the Merrell Jungle Moc Waterproof provides.
  • Several consumers liked this shoe so much that they decided to buy it in multiple pairs.
  • The pair is available in a number of colorway options.
  • It is very durable, according to a high number of shoe users. Some even added that it lasted years of heavy use before it wore out.
  • A few consumers appreciate the fact that the shoe is versatile enough that it could be used in a casual setting and for light physical activities too such as walking.
  • This shoe model is waterproof.
  • Some purchasers said that this shoe's aesthetic is more stylish than traditional Merrell models.
  • A significant number of wearers commended its materials and construction for being of superb quality.
  • Majority of the users loved the ease that the shoe's slip-on construction provides.
  • A good number found the kick to fit true to size. Some reviewers went into detail and said that it felt tight at first but relaxed over time.
  • The shoe's pigskin leather upper makes for a perfect choice for colder weather as it keeps feet warm.
  • It is easy to clean and care for the Merrell Jungle Moc Waterproof, said some buyers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the purchasers mentioned that the shoe felt narrower than expected.
  • Several shoe users claim that the pair can get slippery when on a wet or smooth surface.
  • It is not that breathable.

Bottom line

 Continuing the "After-sport" legacy of the Jungle Moc, this version provided the same time-tested comfort and quality of its predecessor but enhanced with a waterproof feature for all-weather ready shoes. The Merrell Jungle Moc Waterproof also offers plush cushioning for comfortable all-day wear, while combining durability and convenience with its premium materials and slip-on construction.

Although some had sizing, traction, and breathability issues, reviewers were ultimately satisfied with all the positive features that this shoe had to offer.

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Good to know

The Merrell Jungle Moc Waterproof is available in both men and women's sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 7 to 15 while the ladies can select from sizes 5 to 11. Some consumers said that the shoe fits true to size after its break-in period, but the majority of reviewers found it too snug and recommended going a full size up.

Outfitted in a leak-proof, premium pigskin leather, the Merrell Jungle Moc Waterproof exudes a rugged yet sleek look that could keep you comfortable from the streets to the campsite. The slip-on design somehow balances out the rugged-looking sole, which allows users to wear it while running errands, or taking long walks on rough terrain.

Crafted from premium materials, this shoe is a low-maintenance everyday shoe that is both comfortable and sturdy. Its low-top, slip-on construction is also one of its main selling points according to the consumers. Moreover, the shoe features some of the brand’s signature technologies such as the M – Select Fit.ECO footbed and Merrell Air cushion for shock absorption and stability.

More than three decades ago, a skilled craftsman named Randy Merrell became a household name amongst outdoor enthusiasts. His expertise in producing high-quality cleats made the rounds in the outdoor community until he became the go-to guy for well-crafted footgear. Eventually, Randy's dedication and passion for his craft earned him the title for the "best hiking cleats" by the Backpacker Magazine.

With success such as the brand's, expansion was inevitable. Merrell introduced new product lines including more models with intended lifestyle purposes. But what most consumers appreciate is that the brand didn't lose their core values on premium quality and superb comfort.

First introduced in 1998, the Merrell Jungle Moc was marketed as the first "After-sport" casual shoes. This low-top slip-on shoe is still available in the market today and is widely known for its excellent comfort, support, and durability. Throughout its existence, the Jungle Moc has been overhauled a couple of time, and one of them is the Merrell Jungle Moc Waterproof. As what its name suggests, it is a waterproof version of the original and comes in several colorway options.

  • The shoe retails for $100.
  • A heel tab provides easier on and off.
  • Its insoles are removable.


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