Who should buy the Merrell Moab 3

The Moab 3 is a fantastic continuation of Merrell's Mother-of-all-boots series. Buy it if:

  • You want a low-top kick that gives your arches a break from overwork.
  • You're a sunny-day adventurer who prefers trail shoes that provide day-one snugness.
  • Budget-friendly hikers fascinate you, particularly those that cost no more than $110.

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Who should NOT buy it

If you prefer not seeing your shoes caked with mud underfoot, check out the Merrell Accentor. And if you want a pair with a sexier silhouette, skip the Moab 3 for the Merrell MQM Flex 2.

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Will smother your feet in total comfort

There's mighty strong evidence that the Moab 3 is a real blessing comfort-wise. The following remarks are proof enough:

  • "The brilliantly comfortable Moab 3s."
  • "Absolutely comfortable since the first time I wore them."
  • "We could really feel the spring of the additional cushioning with each step."
  • "So comfortable I hardly notice I’m wearing them."

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A charmer in the areas of support and stability

"When it comes to support, the Moab 3s are the best walking shoes we tested," says a professional blogger. Regular users also arrived at the same conclusion, with one saying that the Moab 3 is a "great shoe with superb support."

When it comes to stability, the featured shoe is also a doozy, according to several reviewers. "I feel like a planted tree," says one of them. An expert, on the other hand, simply says that it's "great for balance and stability when traversing tricky terrain."

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Maximum tenacity in the Merrell Moab 3

The thick grooves of its sticky outsole "provide excellent grip on all surfaces," says a footgear pundit. "The meaty Vibram soles give me confidence on any slippery incline," says another.

There's one caveat, though: the lugs of its outsole, according to a critic, "are prone to picking up mud." That said, the same reviewer finds the shoe a breeze to clean, so as long as you keep its lugs and treads as mud-free as possible, you shouldn't have any problems cutting through whatever's in your way.

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The Moab 3's astonishing fit

Many trail-goers from both gender camps agree that the Merrell Moab 3 comes with a remarkable fit. Some of them even are floored by its versatility in that it can accommodate broad feet without giving regular-footed hikers a sloppy in-shoe feeling.

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Can make feet look fat

"Those who are used to slimmer sneakers may find them too chunky for everyday wear," says a concerned gear maven.

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Dances to the tune of your limited budget

Merrell and an MSRP of $110 join forces in the Moab 3. This puts the shoe in question $20 cheaper than the average, which is $130.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 460g / Women 360g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly, Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Merrell
Construction: Eco-friendly, Lace-to-toe

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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.