Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Gtx High Rise Hiking Shoes

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Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Gtx High Rise Hiking Shoes

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Gtx High Rise Hiking Shoes

RRP: £82.78
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The Moab 2 Mid GTX is a hiking boot from Merrell. It is suitable for hiking and trekking. Customers describe it as versatile. Externally, it is a mixture of a mountain boot and a multifunctional shoe: its foot piece has a compact and balanced cut. Its shaft reaches just above the ankle and thus offers support in the ankle area. The lacing starts far forward and leads through ghillie loops. At the shaft, it leads through a pair of wide metal hook eyelets. The upper is made of roughly structured mesh. This mesh is covered by a multi-strand suede grid. Gore-Tex Hiking Boots

The sole is made from Vibram rubber, a good move on Merrell’s part as this is the same material used in the first model and, in my eyes, the one of the best options for hiking boots. There is enough rigidity in the soles to give added support to your feet and prevent a loss of sensation when walking. What I mean by this is that the soles provide the flexibility necessary to give you an almost natural feeling when walking in them. Moab 2 GTX hiking shoes are equipped with a GORE-TEX outer layer that repels water to keep your feet warm and dry, no matter the weather. The tongue of the shoes is made from a closed-cell foam that helps to prevent water and dust from penetrating through. The lining is crafted from breathable mesh to help balance out the temperature of your feet. Designed for HikingAs mentioned earlier, the Moab 2 isn’t the lightest hiking boot, a fact that’s easy to forget once you’re wearing them. 2lbs might seem like a lot of weight to carry on your feet, and there definitely lighter options available (such as the Merrell MQM Ace), but the performance you get from the Moab 2 is a fair trade-off. The wide toe box and flexible sole are great for running. On my hikes, in particular the training days, I like to up the tempo and run for between ½ and 1 mile. Alternating between running and walking allows me to cover more distance and is a great way to improve cardio conditioning. These Merrell boots are not designed as an alternative to cross country running shoes, but they are a great halfway house for anyone looking to add some speed work to their hiking and training. The inner lining is made of mesh and is padded and has a Gore-Tex membrane. This membrane makes the shoe waterproof. The sole has a lightly cushioning mid-layer and offers your foot good support thanks to the pre-shaped footbed. The outsole is made of Vibram rubber and has a zoned profile: This gives it a high level of tread resistance. The fit is positively highlighted by customers. The sizes turned out to be significantly smaller. Merrell Outodoor Shoes: Price UK What I really like about these boots is that they needed no breaking in. Like my now departed KSBs, I pulled them out of the box and went on a 12-mile hike. At the end of that training session I had no blisters or hotspots.

My hikes and treks have taken me to some pretty extreme destinations, and my Moabs have travelled with me. On most terrain, the cushioning has proven more than adequate. The padded tongue is very effective for preventing the discomfort that comes when the laces are pulled in tight. I think you’ll agree that, so far, these boots get a huge thumbs up. I need the right and you’re right, they do. Now let’s get down to a really important factor: the price.Some of the moisture build up was sweat, so I can grumble too much. To add this, much of damp came from water splashed up over the top of the cuff as I wasn’t wearing gaiters. When we hear the name ‘GORE TEX’ we tend to think waterproof. This isn’t always the case. Unless your feet are encased in rubber there will be some inevitable water ingress. To really test the Merrell Moab 2 waterproof claims I wore them on a four hour hike – in pouring rain (the best weather to hike in!). For the first three hours my feet remained dry. By the end of the day’s hiking booth my feet were damp, though not soaked.



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