Who should buy the Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid 

The Moab 2 Ventilator Mid from Merrell is ideal for individuals who:

  • loves an over-the-ankle gear for the summer day hikes
  • are looking for width options (normal, wide, and extra-wide) so their feet are accommodated comfortably

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Updates to Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid

The second version of the Moab Ventilator Mid features:

  • a performance suede leather with breathable mesh panels
  • M.Select FIT.ECO+ footbed
  • Vibram TC5 outsole

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Vibram TC5+ rubber outsole of Merrell’s Moab 2 Ventilator Mid

The Vibram TC5+ rubber outsole features 5 mm deep lugs which bite into most types of terrain. This slip-resistant component slightly extends upward at the toe and heel areas to add durability and protection. 

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid Vibram TC5

The aggressive boots on the side enhance stability on bumpy trails.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid aggressive lugs

Merrrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid’s lightweight and cushioned midsole

The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid uses an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam which grants a lightweight and cushioned ride. It works with the brand’s M.Select FIT.ECO+ footbed.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid M.Select.FIT.ECO

The Air Cushion technology in the heel area absorbs shock from impacts. Additionally, a molded nylon shank renders underfoot stiffness for a steadier stride.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid molded nylon shank

Merrell’s comfortable leather upper

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid suede leather with mesh vents

This mid-cut day hiking boot grants breathability and comfort through its upper made of performance suede leather with mesh vents. It has a bellows tongue which prevents intrusion of trail debris while the rubber toe cap shields against accidental bumps.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid lacing system

Its lacing closure uses webbing eyelets with a pair of open hooks on the top to securely lock the foot in place. A pull tab on the heel assists users in easy on and off.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid heel pull tab

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 482g / Women 422g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Breathable / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide
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.