Who should buy Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX

The Merrell day hiking boot is a mid-range option for users who want a combo of durability and lightness from the upper. Highly recommended for:

  • Wearers who expect to encounter wet ground
  • Hikers who prioritize lightweight footwear
  • Normal and wide-footed individuals
  • If ankle support is preferred.

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Updates to the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX 

  • Merrell has updated the Moab 2 with features promoting comfort, breathability and durability. It now comes with an M.Select FIT.ECO plus blended EVA as its footbed. A molded nylon shank and EVA midsole grant support and flexibility.
  • The Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX has a Vibram TC5+ outsole. It grants traction on different ground conditions.
  • The upper is crafted with synthetic leather and mesh panels. Its linings, a Gore-Tex laminate and a breathable mesh, work together to promote airflow in and out of the boots. A closed-cell, foam-cushioned tongue creates a comfy environment.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX updates

The Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX's Vibram outsole

The Vibram TC5+ outsole powers the Moab 2 Mid GTX. Its multi-directional lugs have a depth of 5 mm for optimal grip even on the most uneven terrain. The lug spacing prevents mud and water from getting stuck underfoot.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX outsole

Cushioning with shock absorbency

The midsole of this day hiking boot is made of EVA which is soft and flexible. It is incorporated with a molded nylon shank and an Air Cushion in the heel for stability and shock absorption. The zonal arch and heel support comes from the Merrell M.Select FIT.ECO and a blended EVA footbed.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX support

Eco-friendly upper materials

This mid-cut day hiking boot from Merrell uses synthetic leather and mesh for its upper. It is lined with the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate which renders comfort through its non-insulated construction. This membrane works with a breathable mesh lining to promote ventilation.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX waterproof lining

Its bellows tongue with a closed-cell foam material helps keep debris and moisture out.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX tongue

A rubber toe cap is added for abrasion resistance and toe protection. A heel pull tab assists in easy on and off.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX toe cap

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 468g / Women 405g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Merrell Moab, Merrell Moab 2
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.