I was concerned to hear the "MOAB II" had replaced the product I loved, so I called Merrell's Customer Service about it. They told me that the MOAB II was the same product, but with improved materials. So, I ordered a new pair. It turns out that Merrell's assertion was patently false. There are IMPORTANT differences that cause my ankle to be unsteady.
Less ankle area padding, one less shoestring eyelet for final cinching, and lack of the stiffener that stabilizes the upper foot at the ankle. I posted a video. See for yourself.