Weather can change quickly in the backcountry, and after years of filling wet hiking boots with newspaper it’s time to admit you’re not as good at predicting it as you thought. Grab the Merrell Moab FST Men’s Waterproof Hiking Boots and give yourself an insurance policy. Featuring an M Select Dry waterproof membrane and a nubuck leather upper, these boots keep water out when stunning vistas turn into thick fog banks. A Vibram MegaGrip outsole provides high-performance traction on wet and dry surfaces, ensuring that you’re safe as well as dry. A breathable mesh lining ensures that your feet don’t get too hot or sweaty when you get cranking. But Merrell knows that those miles add up, so they used their M Select Fresh anti-odor technology to fight off funk.
- Waterproof hiking boot for all-weather reassurance in the wild
- Waterproof membrane fights the rain and charges through puddles
- Vibram MegaGrip outsole offers reliable grip on slick surfaces
- Avoid that clammy foot feeling with a breathable mesh lining
- Anti-odor technology keeps boots fresh for long days of hard miles
- Cushioning in heel absorbs shock and adds stability
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- Q & A
Comfortable & Durable
I got these shoes right before a big backpacking trip and immediately put over 50 miles of trails on them. They were incredibly comfortable from the beginning which is hard for me to find because I have flat feet. They come with a lot of cushion and even after 12 miles of straight hiking my feet didnât hurt at all. They are also insanely durable. With absolutely no exaggeration, I took these shoes through horse crap for miles on a trail in Glacier NP, through mud and coarse rock in the Tetons and they showed little to no wear on them. Comfort and durability combined, these are by far the best hiking shoes Iâve had so far!
Cheap Materials = Loud & Crunchy Boots
- Fit: True to size
The fit is great and the hiking boot feels very comfortable. The main problem is I can't get past the crunchy noise the boot makes whenever you take a step. Unfortunately, it seems Merrell decided to replace Gore-Tex with their own "proprietary waterproof system." It sounds like their waterproof system is a cheap, thin piece of plastic film sandwiched between the inner and outer layer.
I don't know how this every made it past the design phase and it goes to show you how they are willing to overlook an extreme flaw to make an extra buck. Merrell is selling a waterproof shoe at a price that should have incorporated Gore-Tex.