Our verdict


The sturdily built Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof is a decent choice for customers looking for a durable, comfortable, and breathable hiking boot. The majority was satisfied with its eye-catching looks and the excellent performance of the Gore-Tex lining in wet environments. Its sock-like fit aided wearers during ascents and descents, providing excellent grip on challenging terrains.


  • Great traction
  • Amazing looks
  • Easy break-in
  • Highly durable
  • Super breathable
  • Glove-like fit
  • Good for everyday wear


  • Poor underfoot support
  • Not waterproof enough

Who should buy the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof

Definitely get the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof if you need:

  • durable day hikers with good traction and grip suited to challenging terrains
  • nicely-done warm footwear, suitable for hikes in cool to cold weather
  • comfortable shoes that will keep you dry on the move by sealing out water and letting moisture escape

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof logo

Wear-proof outsole

The Vibram TC5+ outsole is both durable and resistant to abrasions. It also provides the needed traction and maintains a firm grip on a variety of terrains. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof outsole

Flexible supportive midsole 

In the midsole, the M Select FIT.ECO provides an optimal combination of comfort and flexibility. It comes in the form of a contoured EVA cushion with additional reinforcement in the heel region and the zonal arch for added support and stability. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof arch

Moreover, the molded nylon arch shank adds stiffness to the midsole. 

Merrell’s premium cushioning

The Merrell Air Cushion is another feature that increases the load-bearing capacity of the heel section. It is placed in the heel region of the hiking boot and can absorb four times the weight of an individual. It makes the walk stable and comfortable, especially on treacherous terrains.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof cushioning

Breathable upper of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof

The breathable mesh upper with suede leather permits a free inflow and outflow of air through the material and maintains an adequately ventilated atmosphere inside the hiking boot. The M Select DRY keeps away unwanted moisture and keeps the user’s foot comfortably dry during the hike. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof breathable

Great protection and ankle support

The mid-cut height of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof provides ankle support. The wide folding bellows tongue attached to the upper prevents debris from entering the shoe. 

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof support

The rubber toe cap in the front region gives additional security against rocks and roots encountered on the trail.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof toe cap