Who should buy the Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof

With the endurance of a boot but with the flexibility and adaptability of a shoe, the Moab 2 Waterproof can brave the outdoors for you scot-free. You will benefit greatly from it if:

  • You prefer owning just one shoe for all your outdoor escapades.
  • You're in dire need of a low-top hiker that can fence out debris quite well. 
  • Increased toe protection is what you're after.
  • You need a hiker that provides extra grip, particularly during lateral (sideways) negotiations.

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Who should not buy it

If you need something far lighter but still quite impermeable, you are better off getting the MQM Flex 2 GTX.

You might also want to look the other way and toward the Merrell Speed if you prefer enhanced mobility to protection and waterproofing.

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Updates to the Moab 2 Waterproof

  • Replacing the original's Ortholite footbed is the Moab 2 Waterproof's M Select FIT.ECO+, a contoured footbed that provides additional arch and heel support on top of extra comfort.
  • The upper is upgraded from Dura leather and nylon mesh to premium performance suede and mesh upper. This improvement enhances waterproofing, durability, and comfort.
  • Also new in the Moab 2 Waterproof are the silicone bands on the upper. These reinforcements give even more lateral (side-to-side) support.

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Glove-like confines

Hikers in droves adore the custom-made fit of the Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof fit

Sticks on virtually any surface

Numerous adventurers swear by the Moab 2 Waterproof's amazingly versatile traction. Its Vibram outsole is fully capable of preventing slippage, whether on man-made surfaces or backcountry terrain.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof outsole

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof was built to last

According to many, this Merrell offering can cut through almost anything, including abrasive hazards, and still come out dent-free.

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Takes time to loosen up

Its brawny confines, however, demands a longer break-in period.

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Priced just right

With its 120-dollar MSRP, the Moab 2 Waterproof is among Merrell's budget-friendliest hiking shoes.

Reassuring platform of the Moab 2 Waterproof

Trail-goers love how supportive the Moab 2 Waterproof is, particularly around the arch.

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Inadequate breathability

The Moab 2 Waterproof, based on a decent number of reviews, has lackluster ventilation. For truly breathable kicks, click here.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof breath

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 470g / Women 400g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Merrell Moab, Merrell Moab 2
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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