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- Suede leather and Mesh
- Synthetic sole
- Performance suede leather and mesh upper
- Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out. Molded nylon arch shank
- Protective rubber toe cap, Breathable mesh lining
- 5mm lug depth
- Vibram TC5+ sole
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Experience out-of-the-box comfort in this ventilated hiker. With durable leathers, a supportive footbed, and Vibram traction, all in a versatile package, you won't doubt why Moab stands for Mother-Of-All-Boots._
• Performance suede leather and mesh upper
• Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out
• Protective rubber toe cap
• Breathable mesh lining
• Merrell M Select FIT.ECO+ blended EVA contoured footbed with added zonal arch and heel support
• Molded nylon arch shank
• Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
• EVA midsole for stability and comfort
• Vibram TC5+ sole
• 5mm lug depth
• Weight: 1lb 15oz / 888G
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B01HF9ZL5M
- Item model number: MOAB 2 VENT-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 21, 2016
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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I'm a long-time Merrell Moab wearer and SoCal hike leader. Wish I had better things to say about my new Moab 2s.
The good: more prominent arch than the original Moabs, similar fit otherwise, still good lateral support mid-shoe forward, nearly identical tread design, and great price.
The bad: they have changed the lacing geometry, eliminated one set of lace holes, and intentionally or unintentionally increased the size of the shoe opening. As a result, I cannot get the shoe to close up around my foot, even trying different lacing patterns. The shoe remains loose, even when tightly laced, and mid-shoe back lateral stability is greatly reduced compared with the original Moabs.
The ugly: Two things. First, I am getting a persistent pinch near top of the laces. Started on the right shoe, but now it is on both shoes. Different lacings, multiple tongue adjustments, lots of break-in, and the pinch is still there. Will go away if I relax the lacing, but then the shoes no longer have enough stability for safe hiking. Believe this problem results from the altered lacing geometry and/or inadequate foam padding in the shoe tongue. Second, the terry-cloth liner surrounding the shoe opening began to blister on both shoes after less than 100 miles and, suffice it to say, this is not getting better with added time and use.
Overall, as a long-time Merrell customer, I am not happy with either the Moab 2s or Merrell. I ordered a replacement pair of original Moabs, since I am weeks away from heading to the Sierras for the summer and don't have time to begin exploring a new long-term shoe. But I will when I get back.
Debating sending the folks at Merrell a note, but frankly, not feeling good about a company that would let a product like this go to market.
In any case, I would strongly recommend against using these shoes for hiking, based on my experience with them.
If you're reading this you probably know that Merrell has discontinued the "Moab" Ventilator and replaced it with the Moab 2. But don't be fooled, the Moab 2 is a big departure from the Moab.
Like I said earlier, I hike hundreds of miles with my shoes. I don't get blisters. My feet and legs feel good afterwards. In short, I have had no problems with the Moab. After hiking in my new Moab 2s, I could barely walk the next day. At the time I had no idea it was the shoes. The doctor diagnosed it as Achilles' tendinitis and prescribed a topical anti inflammatory and six weeks of rest and physical therapy.
After clearance from my doctor and the physical therapist, I donned my Moab 2s again for a shopping trip. No hills - just walking the isles. By the time I got home my Achilles' tendon was pounding again. This is when I put 2 & 2 together and realized it was the shoes.
I called Merrill and the representative told me that yes, the Moab 2 was designed differently. The heal had been deepened to hold the heal firmer. Apparently no one told them that letting the heal slide deeper into the heal also forces the Achilles back and into the pull tab rim. It all made sense when she told me about the deeper heal. That's exactly what was causing my injury. So, BE WARNED!, the Moab 2 could be hazardous to your health.
As an aside, the toe box, the area where the widest part of your foot fits, was widened. I need a wide shoe for my wide feet but now there is so much room that the wide part of my foot slides left and right and actually bangs into the sides of the shoe hard enough to bruise that part of my foot. The representative told me that I should try a regular width shoe next time. Wouldn't that mean that the regular width shoe would now be too wide for someone that normally wears a regular width shoe? I was not happy with her logic.
I hope this helps and prevents anyone else from an unnecessary injury.
Be well and be safe.