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    Built and tested in one of the least inviting rocky and mountainous regions in North America.

    The Merrell Men's Moab GTX XCR Shoe's Gore-Tex gasket and waterproof nubuck leather in the upper keep your feet dry when the trail spends miles criss-crossing creeks, or you get stuck in a freak storm. Gore-Tex XCR also offers excellent breathability that combines with mesh in the Moab GTX XCR’s uppers and tongue to enhance ventilation, which you’ll prostrate yourself in thanks for when the mercury rises beyond civilized temperatures. Merrell added a rubber toe bumper, heel counter, and Vibram’s Multi-Sport Plus outsole to provide the protection, support and traction you need to remain as agile as an ocelot on the hunt.
    • Item #MER0172

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    mesh, waterproof nubuck leather, [insert] Gore-Tex XCR
    Vibram Multi-Sport Plus
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 1 lb 8 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, camping, short backpacking trips

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    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small

    My brother lives by these shoes. So when his last pair bit the dust I knew what to get him for a gift. He did go 1 size up. Usually he gets an 11 but after his last pair got wet and dried in the sun they fit too snug. He says the 12's fit great and allows room to wear thicker socks. He assumes after getting wet this winter and spring they will also shrink slightly. His feet stay warm and dry for the most part and they are comfortable.

    Merrel Moab Mid Gor-Tex

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 12

    It is a very comfortable boot. The loop on the boot make it east to slip on when sitting in the tent. I have had 3 pairs and have had to return all because the last separates for the sole within 6 months of routine hiking. For a person that hikes rocky and root filled trials this may not be the best option. For the weekend hiker it may work well.

    My go to hiking shoe.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    This is probably my eighth pair of the Moab shoe. Also bought the mid-height version. I wish they would last a little longer. The soles seem fine, but I wear out the liner at the heel. I've tried to switch brands, but nothing is a comfortable for me as this shoe.

    Reliable and Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5

    I prefer a more minimalist shoe and this is my go-to hiking shoe. I have used them in the mountains, down in the desert, during rain, sun, and snow. After years of use they are still in great shape, with the inside losing a little of its cushion but still very supportive. My favorite feature is the waterproof gortex on the outside, this keeps your feet extremely dry during wet conditions. I even use this for snowshoeing with gaiters when it is to hot for big snow boots. A perfect pair of hiking shoes for any condition.

    Not As Good As I Expected

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    I purchased a pair of Merrell Moab GTX XCR Shoes, December, 2013, hoping that they would be as comfortable and durable as my first pair of Merrell's and certainly better than my previous pair. Unfortunately, these shoes did not perform consistent with my hopes.

    With moderate use the insides of the shoes collapsed and lost all cushioning effect. As with my previous Merrells the shoe basically broke down even though the exterior of the shoes are intact and not falling apart. Perhaps my expectations were excessive but I had hoped they would have retained their internal structure, support and cushioning just like my first pair of Merrells but they did not.

    I will be in the market for a different brand of hiking shoes.

    so far so good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    only 4 stars because I have only had them a few weeks, but so far they have been great.
    I have only put about 25 miles on them in the woods, but they have been ideal so far for a lightweight hiking shoe.
    I got to hike in a downpour for a couple hours in these and they indeed stayed dry, and this was a heavy rain.
    i typically buy size 13, so i did the same with these. They fit well with midweight hiking socks. It might be a bit smaller than some other 13's I have, but about the same as others. Its about the same as some size 13 vasque shoes I have.
    If you dont need the ankle support of a boot, these might be for you.


    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 13

    This ones on me. Bought these quite a while back did not try them on as I had owned a pervious pair for several years till I beat them to death and were a decent fit so when I purchased these I did not bother to try them on put them aside until recently. Do not know what Merrill changed but these are greatly undersized for these to fit I would have to jump a full size and go to a wide width. Learned a lesson on this one try them on as soon as you get them. This pair will go to the mission.

    Runs a bit small

      I normally wear a 10 1/2-11 shoe. Dress shoes are usually 11. I got these in 11 but they were just a bit too small to wear with even mid-weight hiking socks. My strong advice... go up 1/2 with these shoes. I'm now getting an 11 1/2. Other than that, great shoe!

      All around good shoe

        I use these shoes all the time for hiking and on sample collections. Living in the south sometimes you can find yourself in wet and muddy conditions and they shoes hold up just great! Beware that your foot will get hot and sweat, but If you take care of them accordingly, you'll never notice.

        Great Shoes, Can be HOT

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        These shoes are fantastic but buyer beware: they will get HOT due to the waterproof feature. They are great and super durable and sturdy but can be miserable if worn during a summer hike, as is with most waterproof boots.

        Good Shoe!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        I've put my pair through many years of heavy use. I used them as my everyday shoe for the last 8 years. They look pretty rough now, but that's what happens when you actually use it.

        These shoes are very comfortable, and have a nice thick sole. Never had a problem with traction on most terrains, they let you go where you want to. The waterproofing works great, shallow creek crossings don't slow these down. The Gore-Tex is very nice, my feet never have felt overly hot, even with thicker socks on.

        Great shoe that will last no matter how you treat it!

        Good Shoe!

        It's nice to hear that someone has this kind of experience because the last 3 pairs I have gotten deteriorate within 8-12 months, separating where the rubber toe cap meets the fabric part of the upper on the lateral side of the shoe. Curiously the right shoe failed first on 2 pairs. My partner has had a similar experience with the last 2 pairs we got for him. The first pair lasted better-than-two years which makes me think quality control has vanished with this manufacturer OR they have shifted to using inferior materials/no longer care about customer satisfaction. These are too expensive to be such shoddy shoes.

        Solid short runner

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        I have always been a big fan of Merrel, but have only had the taller over ankle shoes. These are my first pair of the low tops, and I'm still happy with the way they work / feel. My first impression I was surprised by the ankle stability even though they were still low tops. Which is great because I tend to use these for short trail runs (around 5 miles) and have worked great. The waterproofing is great, just gets your feet hot. Like really hot. If its a toasty day, my feet are on fire by the time the run is up, but that is to be expected for such solid waterproofing.

        I really like them, and only avoid wearing them when its really hot.

        Merrell Moab GTX

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs small

        I wore the radius for over ten years and now am finally changing to the Moab.

        I used them around the house and town for a few days to get accustomed to them. So far, I did a few short hikes (4 - 7 miles). Seems like a good shoe. They feel quick and agile. Traction may be slightly less than the Radius. They were noticeable slightly less grippy on wet rocks.

        I like the shoes in many ways including agility when hiking.

        great shoe

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have worn these heavily on and off trail for two+ years.. only one problem

        the sides began to wear out and I believe something poked through the Gore Tex and thus became non waterproof. found this out in the snow..

        great shoe

        Worth the money

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: True to size

        Just got back from a two day 20 mile hike at Half Dome in Yosemite Valley. Got these shoes 2 weeks before hand and did not really have time to break them in. Shoes were great. Very impressed how well they gripped hiking up steep rock.

        Favorite lightweight hikers

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        These are awesome shoes. Recently just took them out to summit Squaw peak in the wasatch, and they performed beautifully. Provide lots of traction and support. Midsole is stiff enough not to feel all the rocks on the trail poking into your feet. Plus the gore tex adds piece of mind that if it happens to turn wet, your feet won't be. Great shoe, well done yet again merrell.

        What is the maximum pack weight you can...

        What is the maximum pack weight you can carry and these shoes remain stable?


        Wear a 13w in most athletic/tennis shoes...

        Wear a 13w in most athletic/tennis shoes and 12w in loafers, etc. So, I find myself in between sizes in looking to buy the Moab GTX XCR. Would you size up to a 13w or stay with a 12w? In my case I'm not sure what "true to size" really means. Probably a 12.5w which doesn't exist. Even though I understand all boots fit different feet differently, just looking for a little general guidance. Thanks guys.

        Best Answer

        Hi Jim, if you're mainly buying these shoes for hiking and outdoor recreational activities, I would say go for the size 13. For me, I usually like to have a mid-weight sock to accompany such events and going with the upper size would fill the shoe better than if it was too tight.

        Write your question the MOAB...

        Write your question the MOAB Waterproof-J88629 The Same as the MOAB GTX XCR?

        Hello, 1. Do these shoes run true to size...


        1. Do these shoes run true to size ? i usually wear 9.5
        2. are they lightweight hiking shoes ?

        All the Merrel's I've had ran true to the size for a medium width foot. Some shoes felt slightly better in a half size up but only if the fit was for a heavy weight sock. They are right in the ballpark of maker's lightweight hiking shoe options with (to me) the important Vibran and Gore brands as I have been disappointed in the past with shoe's with other waterproofing or soles. Good luck!