Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots


Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots
Manufacturer Merrell
Page By Bob Sihler
Page Type Feb 13, 2010 / Feb 13, 2010
Object ID 6858
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Product Description

From the manufacturer:

The highly breathable Merrell® Moab Ventilator mid-height hikers work hard on all your active warm-weather endeavors.

* Mid-height dura leather/nylon ventilator mesh uppers offer ample breathability, flexibility and support for long-lasting performance
* Protective rubber toe bumpers ensure durability and abrasion-resistance; heel loops aid entry
* Mesh padded tongue protects instep against lace pressure without inhibiting breathability
* Nylon mesh linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for comfort in hot conditions
* Removable 4.5mm footbeds are anatomically shaped and add cushioning for improved comfort
* Full-length, compression-molded EVA midsoles supply cushioning and support for all-day wear
* Air Cushion® heel pockets enhance shock-absorption under heels and help stabilize footstrike
* Nylon arch shanks provide extra stability and support
* Vibram® Multi-Sport™ outsole with Trek and Super Trek rubber deliver reliable traction on both wet and dry surfaces



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Bob Sihler - Feb 13, 2010 4:11 pm - Voted 4/5

Good boots
It is true, as some reviewers on other sites say, that these boots are not water-resistant. Two responses: there is no claim that they are, and they dry out very quickly in warm conditions.

These boots are so comfortable that they almost feel like slippers; no break-in is necessary for almost any person.

Durability is the only real shortcoming. These boots helped me climb several rugged Wyoming peaks over two weeks very comfortably, but they were beaten almost to worthlessness by the time it was over.

People who have a tendency to turn ankles (I do) may feel that this boot lacks sufficient support; that is the price of comfort and lightness.

My bottom line: these boots are great if you want to go fast and light and can sacrifice durability, and they are great for trail hiking in warm weather. I am on my second pair now and have also found them very good for climbing and scrambling on desert peaks.

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