Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof



#5 Mens Hiking Shoes
#6 Mens Merrell
 4.5/510 Ratings

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Fit – While most of the users were impressed with the firm fitting of the shoe, a few felt that the shoe was too stiff and tight for them. Two users felt that the shoe was a bit too wide for them – some users found the toe box wider and one found the shoe loose fitting even after tight strapping of the laces.  

Comfort – Users were impressed with the comfort while wearing the shoe. A few users felt the comfort provided by the shoe was not sufficient. Some felt that the sole was hard and the narrow density was uncomfortable.

Traction – The traction of the shoe is excellent on all surfaces – from slippery to wet, from sandy to rocky, so felt the users.  

Support – The all-over foot support, especially the arch and sole support was lauded by the users who stated that the shoe gave ample support on uneven terrains. One of the users, however, felt that the support was not sufficient in that particular size he/she owned.  

Quality – The quality of the construction of the shoe impressed most users. Two or three users felt the quality of the shoe was not standard. One user had issues with the quality of the build-up after losing toenails wearing the boots.

Waterproof – The shoes were suitable for use in wet conditions, as described by the users. They were also impressed with the fact that the waterproof lining of the shoe kept the feet dry for a long time by wicking sweat. One of the users felt that the waterproofing feature makes the feet sweaty and smelly while one user found that the outer layer of the shoe gets heavy by absorbing water. Some users also felt that the shoe was not really waterproof.

Breathability – The shoe was surprisingly breathable and had enough air circulation for long hours, which the users loved. A few users, however, felt that the waterproofing feature compromised the breathability feature, making them a bit too warm for use during summer.  

Weight – The light weight of the shoe made it suitable for daily heavy use as well as aggressive hiking, which thoroughly satisfied the users. One of the users felt that the shoe becomes heavy after soaking in water while a few others felt that the shoe was a bit bulky and heavy for them.

Insulation – The excellent insulation of the shoes made them perfect for use in chilly winter months and while treading through snow, so the users described.

Durability – Even after daily use and mountain hiking, the shoes served for a long time without wearing out and the users were happy about it. Some of the users felt that the shoe was not durable after six months.  

Looks – The color, style, and construction of the shoe make the shoe good looking, as felt by most users. Some users felt that the shoes were not perfect in looks.

Price – While almost all the users were happy with the reasonable cost stating that the design and feature of the shoe were worth the money, a few felt that the price was a little expensive – material, comfort, and waterproofing were some of the issues that made those users dissatisfied about the price.



With great grip over loose gravel, slippery rocks, and wet trails, the shoe is a win-win for those who seek a sturdy hiker with excellent traction on all terrains. Coming to its breathability feature, the mesh lining on the uppers and the interiors make hiking in warmer regions enjoyable with sufficient air circulation. During the winter and due to the insulation property, your feet will remain warm even while you are passing through snow. While the waterproofing seemed insufficient to a few, others felt happy with the water-resistant lining. Fitting or comfort issues can happen in some cases but altogether, the shoe wins points over the looks and weight. 

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Gear Construction

Be it hiking under scorching summer heat or treading through puddles in heavy rain, the Merrell Men's Moab 2 Waterproof hiking shoe with its waterproof suede and mesh upper, multidirectional TC5+ Vibram outsole and contoured EVA Footbed will keep you ready for all weather conditions. In resistance to water, the M Select Dry membrane works wonders as you are treading through damp foliage or braving the incessant rains. In doing so, the membrane never compromises its breathability, thereby, wicks out moisture and keeps your feet dry for hours.

The Contoured EVA midsole is blended with the M Select FIT.ECO+ footbed that provides zonal heel support as well as the arches. The molded Nylon Arch Shanks are there to keep your arches flexible and help them attain torsional rigidity. Now, while hiking through rugged terrains full of boulders, rocks or obnoxious branches, your feet need support and traction at the same time.

Here comes the air heel cushion that acts as a shock absorber, the rubber toe cap acting as abrasion resistant and the Vibram Outsoles with 5 mm lug depth that has a grip over almost every possible terrain.  


The high-performance Suede leather and mesh covered uppers let the vapor and moisture out of the feet and seals out water. Another unique feature is the insertion of two silicone bands, which run along the length covering both the inside and outside of your feet. These bands inserted into the uppers will act as a proper frame to hold your feet, thereby, reducing the tendency of twisting ankles.


The EVA Midsole is blended with M Select FIT.ECO that offers support.


The durable, multidirectional and contoured Vibram® TC5+ outsole has the lug depth of 5 mm which not only stabilizes your foot while treading on an uneven surface but also offers excellent traction over all terrain.

Ankle Support/Collar

The padded ankle collar and the molded Nylon Arch Shanks offer comfort right out of the box and keep the ankle and arch flexible.


The padded tongues have closed cell foam and are bellowed to offer instep support. The tongue also keeps moistures at bay and stops trail cruds from entering the shoe.

Lacing System

The thick sturdy laces securely run through the four eyelets into the webbing system over the soft padded tongue, followed by the 5th set of plastic eyelets which are designed at the top of the boot. The laces give a snug fit to the heel without putting pressure into the footbridge.

Toe Cap

The sizeable rubber toe cap protects the toes from getting hurt by the bumps and trail obstacles.

Insole/Footbed/Sock Liner

The EVA footbed is blended with M Select™ FIT.ECO+ feature that provides support to the heel and arches.


The mesh lining to the interior allows proper air circulation inside the feet and wicks sweat and moisture.


The synthetic leather uppers act as a water resistant to rains and the M Select Dry acts as quite a waterproofing feature.

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