255 of 258 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
there are TWO DIFFERENT shoes here... EDIT: since I wrote this review, they split the Jungle Mocs and related models up into a bunch of listings... look carefully at the sole for the specific color you want to make sure you are getting the oval nubs
the standard Jungle Moc has been around about 20 years... it has oval nubs on the sole and the sole rolls farther up on the toe.... when you select (as of this writing) Taupe, Midnight, Gunsmoke, Dark Earth, Fudge, Gunsmoke Brown, or Nubuck you see that sole... this is BY FAR the better shoe... overall better fit, construction, the sole rolls a little better, and the weight and size of the sole is much smaller
I have a 20 year old Taupe with oval nubs, and just bought a new pair and they are exactly alike in construction and size.... perfect shoe.
the second type has been around about 5 years, it's the criss cross pattern on the sole and doesn't roll up the toe as much.... the Brown, Black, and Merrell Sand colors are this type.... this one is not nearly as good as the other design.... it tends to run much larger than size, the softer sole wears out much quicker, it wallows out and gets bigger over time, it's more flat footed and not as comfortable... it is not nearly as good a shoe.....
the original jungle moc is hands down the best casual but fairly dressy looking shoe in existence... if you have any sort of foot problem and buy it the right size, it's a miracle... it doesn't wallow out and change size over time, it stays dry in slush etc, it cleans easily... ..... it holds up forever and I have a 20 year old pair I still use around the house and yard.
enjoy... but buy the right one...
106 of 109 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 10 D(M) USColor Name: Gunsmoke
I have terribly bad feet, ankles, and legs, and a severely deteriorated spine at L4-L5. I also use a cane at all times.
These shoes, from Merrell, are just the best thing since sliced bread!!
Supportive, Solidly Constructed from Quality Materials, Rubber Soles (yea!) that stay soft and "grippy", not like the "plastic stuff" used by others!! Never Slip, Always Grip, even when wet and on tile floors.
They fit and have a comfort level of slippers! How Great is That!? Softly, yet firmly, gripping your foot...you must try a pair and see what I mean! Don't doubt my word, men, read the other reviews here, also!
Do yourself a GREAT favor, and get yourself a pair of these great, comfortable, and long-wearing shoes. I can tell you personally that the "classic taupe" and "midnight" always look well, and go with everything, and "brush up" wonderfully when soiled or skuffed looking!!
Enjoy, and wear 'em in great comfort! ~operabruin
50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2012
Merrell's Jungle Slip-On Shoes is by far my best Amazon purchase ever.
I have been wearing them for about 4 years now, every single day, except for a very few winter days, when it was snowing up to a knee height.
Sure, the damage is becoming evident, but bear in mind that I am 260 pounds heavy, that I used them in extreme Iraqi weather, while working, playing basketball, running ...
I am amazed that they are still holding, comfortable as ever.
After I had them on, I am convinced that nothing else could ever measure up to Merrell.
57 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2007
Size Name: 11 D(M) USColor Name: GunsmokeVerified Purchase
This is an excellent shoe for men, casual but dressy enough for a fun evening. Style aside, it is well made with excellent midfoot support and appropriate toe box structure. As a practitioner in podiatry, I got these for my husband, who was suffering from foot pain, with a near immediate relief in his pain.
A well made shoe can make the difference between long term foot support and long term problems. Merrill shoes are an excellent start to good foot health.
40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2012
I'm a general surgery resident and spend *roughly* 80 hours a week tramping around a hospital and standing in operating rooms. While I've worn running shoes for the past 5 years, I was (1) tired of ruining athletic shoes and socks with various bodily fluids and (2) wanted to see if clogs/slip-ons would be different. Yes, the Jungle Mocs work well, and I think they're superior to clogs. The Mocs breathe more but provide enough grip to snugly fit my foot. I can fly up stairs with ease. Though they felt heavy at first, after a couple of 24 hour+ shifts, they broke in, and my feet enjoy the extra cushioning. I can spend hours in the OR without getting the wearying pressure/constriction sensation. And if I do have some downtime, I can pop 'em off with ease. Plus, blood and other stuff seem to wipe off easily. I've only had these a couple of months and will update in a few more regarding their durability.
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2008
Size Name: 9.5 2E USColor Name: GunsmokeVerified Purchase
Comfortable right out of the box for my EEE feet. They may not appear to be the best quality shoe available but the price is right and one can expect a few years of useful life from this good looking shoe. Merrell makes a number of variations on this shoe but offers only a few of them in wide sizes - a real lack of awareness from a company that otherwise offers great footwear at good prices.
31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 10 D(M) USColor Name: Gunsmoke
I too love the Jungle Mocs. I owned a pair of "Winter Mocs" for more years than I can remember, and finally pitched them only because the supports had finally broken down (the soles were getting a bit thin, but all seams and stitchings were completely intact - a triumph for Chinese made shoes, frankly). The Jungle Mocs are very easy to pull on, and in a hurry can be stepped into. In a store, I gave the sample shoe some good testing at the stitch points (hefty pulling and twisting), and the shoes passed. These really are incredible casual wear shoes. Rugged good looks (I have the "gunsmoke" suede), dry, warm, snug, and convenient. Everything you want in a dog or shoes.
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2007
Size Name: 10 D(M) USColor Name: Gunsmoke
I no longer shop for shoes, I only shop for more Merrell Mocs.
I can't rave on more than others about these fine shoes, so I won't add to their well-earned laudits.
The satisfying fact is that Merrell is a division of a company called Wolverine, who is the parent or umbrella company of Hush Puppies and also makes construction boots and the boots for the U.S. Military.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I have been wearing Merrells for a while and highly suggest them for anyone that has trouble finding comfortable shoes and safe shoes. I must say that I prefer the Jungle Moc Nubuck, Brown Nubuck, but it seems that the Brown Nubuck are being discontinued for the present time and it's hard to find the Brown Nubuck. I decided to try Men's Merrell Jungle Moc, Gunsmoke and I am very satisfied as well as all other Merrells I have worn. The new sole on Merrells are grip proof and unlike the older soles. I slipped and injured my arm and wrist very badly and from then on I pay close attention to the soles, grip proof, etc on any shoe I wear. These are newer and more improved than the Merrells sold a year ago. The comfort, style, colors are the same but the shoe sole has been greatly improved. They are great if you suffer from Gout as well. I only wear Merrells because of the comfort and safety.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2008
Size Name: 10 D(M) USColor Name: GunsmokeVerified Purchase
Very well made, lightweight and sublimely comfortable, these instantly became my favorite shoes from the moment I wore them. They slip on easily, but fit perfectly snuggly; no risk of these coming off inadvertently. I've been wearing them exclusively for over a week, and there is not one single thing I would change or improve upon - treat yourself and your feet to these exceptionally well conceived shoes.
Follow up - I purchased a second pair in the taupe color. Very nice.