Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of consumers said that the Merrell Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof provides excellent comfort.
  • A handful of shoe users mentioned that the shoe has a moderate arch support, which one found to help with his back problem.
  • A number of hiking enthusiasts claimed that the shoe performed great during their hikes.
  • Some were delighted with the pair's versatile style that is not only functional for walks and hikes but also could pass as a casual business shoe.
  • The Merrell Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof runs true to size, based on several reviews.
  • Most buyers adored the shoe's weightless feel.
  • A few wearers find the pair's material and craftsmanship to be of excellent quality.
  • The Merrell Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof's outsole incorporates Vibram technology, which a number of users have found to offer excellent grip and traction.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some buyers disclosed that the pair runs a too narrow.
  • One reviewer mentioned that the shoe's upper is waterproof, but noticed that water still slips through the tongue's crevices.

Bottom line

The Merrell Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof retains the Moab Adventure’s heritage of providing excellent comfort and grip for hiking trips. It is equipped with various technologies that could prove to be useful for everyday wear.

Moreover, the pair's style exudes a rugged yet classy demeanor that could be worn on a daily basis or even to casual business gatherings. If you are looking for a pair that can switch from outdoor activities to casual use, this shoe is an excellent choice.

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This pair is offered in men's sizes only which ranges from 7 to 16. Half sizes are available up to size 12 only. Ladies who want to purchase a pair can go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. Reviewers have expressed conflicting sentiments regarding the shoe's sizing so fitting it in person is recommended.

The Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof is one of the hiking-inspired Merrell sneakers that is equipped with adequate comfort, support, and grip combined with a rugged yet sophisticated style that makes for a perfect all-around kick. It could be paired with slacks and polo shirts for business casual occasions, but it looks its best when dressed in casual staples.

A combination of nubuck leather and mesh material comprises the shoe's upper. It gives the pair a sophisticated look that could be worn both in the mountains and the city. The pair incorporates the M Select DRY technology, which makes this kick water resistant. Moreover, it uses Vibram technology for its outsole for excellent traction in any given weather and temperature conditions.

Over thirty years ago, a craftsman named Randy Merrell slowly became well known, especially amongst outdoor enthusiasts, for his excellent handmade cleats that are created to withstand nature's rustic terrains. Subsequently, Randy's passion for producing high quality and efficient cleats earned him the acclamation for the "best hiking cleats" by the Backpacker Magazine.

The company eventually decided to expand their expertise from hiking and custom-made cleats to releasing their first cross training shoes in 1993. Since then Merrell has been producing footwear that is more lightweight and versatile than their past products. Today, Merrell is focused on shelling out more lifestyle-based merchandise without gearing away from their core values.

One by-product of this expansion is the Merrell Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof. It is lighter than most hiking footwear without sacrificing its durability and efficiency. The shoe from the Moab collection is equipped with Vibram outsole, which was first introduced in 1995. This technology is utilized on shoes built for the roughest of terrains.

  • The shoe is available in Medium and Wide widths.
  • The insoles can be removed.
  • The Moab range was first introduced in 1996.
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.