Merrell Moab Ventilator



#16 Mens Hiking Shoes
#12 Mens Merrell
 4.1/5602 Ratings

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Fit – Absolutely fabulous fit, right out of the box fit and comfortable fit were some of the words used by the users to elucidate the fitting aspect of the shoe. A few users however, did recommend sizing up half a size for a more comfortable fit.

Comfort – “Very comfy, amazingly comfortable, comfort right out of the box” were the common reviews of the users. However, a few users did mention about the shoe not being cushiony at all and the shoe being uncomfortable after a short period of time.

Traction – “Exemplary grip on rocky, muddy and uneven terrain” was the overwhelming consensus of the users. Many felt confident about hiking in uneven or wet condition in these shoes and the unrivalled grip was highly appreciated. However, one of the users did complain that the shoes were extremely slippery and caused injury.

Protection – Users seemed pleased with the all-round protection that the boots had to offer. Be it roots or rocky trails, your feet would remain well-protected.

Support – “Very supportive, efficiently cradles your feet, excellent ankle and arch support and sturdy support” were some of the words used by the users to explain the support provided by the shoes. A few users however found the shoes to be not supportive at all and complained of pain and fatigue.

Quality – “This pair seems to continue the tradition of quality and comfort that the first pair had” was what most users seemed to agree to. The shoes are of exemplary quality and superior quality materials have been used for the construction of the shoe. But a few users mentioned about the sole wearing out after a few use.

Breathability – The shoes are well-ventilated and hence are extremely breathable. They keep your feet extremely cool and dry even on those long summer hikes. Some users mentioned about the shoe not being appropriately ventilated and getting too hot on warm days.

Waterproof – The shoes aren’t really waterproof but are breathable. They however do a fair job of keeping your feet dry. A lot of users said that they tried the waterproof version of the same shoe and that performed excellently well in wet conditions.

Weight – “Lightweight, very well padded, and extremely comfortable,” were the words that most users used to elucidate the weight of the shoes. Users recommended this lightweight shoe to be ideal for light hiking and walking.  

Durability - The toughness and durabilty of the shoe was put to test and they performed amazingly well. The shoes are extremely durable and would perform excellently even in the toughest of terrains.

Price – “The shoes are worth every penny you spend on them, great product at great value, excellent buy for the price”, were some of the terms used by the users to explain the pricing aspect.

Looks – A maximum number of users were highly impressed with the exceptionally good looks of the boots. A few users however mentioned that the shoe are quite clunky and are not so great in looks.



The Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Hiking Shoe is sturdy enough for hiking but is light weight enough to keep your feet cool on those long and strenuous summer hikes. The fantastic combination of amazing price, exceptional looks, breathability, quality and durability are worth appreciating. The shoe might not be waterproof but is highly breathable making it an ideal option when hiking during the warmer months.

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The Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Hiking Shoe is a no-nonsense hiker which is ideal for moderate hiking, those lovely summertime strolls through National Parks or just for casual wear. The shoe has a sturdy build and features ample amount of breathable materials which would allow your feet to breathe and avoid overheating on those long hikes on summer days. The shoe, in fact, works great in keeping your feet drier and cooler as compared to an average hiking shoe. The bellows tongue has been designed to keep out debris, thereby offering much more comfort and convenience.

The molded nylon arch of the shoe is perfect for those low arches while the contoured footbed or rather the organic odor control keeps unwanted odor at bay and keeps your feet feeling fresh. Air cushion in the heel enables most of the shock to be absorbed by the shoe instead of the joints. The shoe being slip resistant is great for people who plan on hiking or running in the rain.

The Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Hiking Shoe not only efficiently combines durability and quality but also offer optimal comfort so you can hike all day long with nothing stopping you from conquering those terrains.


The upper body is a perfect combination of leather and a durable mesh. Dura leather/nylon strap with a lattice-like overlay is sewn to the lower body, a solid construction which keeps the foot secure when hiking on challenging terrains.


Full-length, compression molded EVA midsole adds optimal cushioning and maximum comfort.


Vibram multi-sport sole with TC5+ rubber for extra grip and durability. Molded nylon arch shank.


Bellows Tongue protects instep against lace pressure without affecting the breathability.

Lacing System

The lace-up closure system allows for a snug fit. There are 6 pairs eyelets in total, 4 are webbing while the 2 upper are plastic.

Toe cap and Heel Counter

The shoe has synthetic leather and rubber toe cap that safeguards your toes from potential injuries in case you do step on rocks and rough terrain. Air Cushion heel pockets offer additional shock-absorption under heels and thereby stabilize footstrike.

Insole/Footbed/Sock Liner

Removable 4.5mm footbeds have been anatomically shaped and enhanced cushioning for improved comfort.

Interiors (Lining)

Aegis antimicrobial solution is added to the lining to alleviate odor and keep you feeling fresh for longer.


No. But, a waterproof version is available for those who would like protection from rain and wet conditions.

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