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General Discussion => Gear Reviews => Topic started by: Mad-max on May 25, 2020, 01:55:04 PM

Title: Merrell Moab 2
Post by: Mad-max on May 25, 2020, 01:55:04 PM
I bought a pair of these for this summer since I'm getting around pretty well.  They are very popular.  Didn't disappoint.  Comfy right out of the box.  I have a very generic size 10 shoe size.  They have a goretex model but goretex is too hot in FL.

They get my full recommendation  (barring poor lifespan).  I have 2 pair.  Everytime I like a shoe or boot they discontinue it or "fix" non-problems and muck it up.  Running shoes were notorious for that in the 80's.

I still want a pair of Danners,  but really don't need a  $350 boot.
Title: Re: Merrell Moab 2
Post by: Yellowyak on May 25, 2020, 05:41:13 PM
That's a great shoe Tony. I have had a pair of the Moab Ventilators for a few years, great Florida hiking shoe.
Title: Re: Merrell Moab 2
Post by: wsdstan on May 25, 2020, 07:09:15 PM
I used to buy Merrill shoes and once we found a really good pair of walkers.  Wore them out in about three years and when I went to buy another pair they were, of course, no longer made.  It made me so mad I have boycotted them ever since.  I believe it is called "cutting off your nose to spite your face".  I looked the shoes up and they are very much like my favorite Merrills back in the 1980's.

$350 boots are a lot.  My 30 year old Russell Mohican Stalkers are going for $562 today with the options on mine.  I paid about $250 as I recall.  Probably won't buy another pair.
Title: Re: Merrell Moab 2
Post by: Dabberty on May 28, 2020, 02:52:30 AM
Yessssss, Merrell all the way here.
Started using them about 8 years ago, and since then I stuck with them. Got a couple of them, for normal everyday wear, a pair of lightweight ones for summer hikes, the moabs for spring/autumn/nasty weather/nasty landscape kinda hikes, and a winter pair for in the snow and ice.
Absolutely love them.