Shoe Review: Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX

Merrell may not be the first choice brand in Malaysia when it comes to buying a pair of hiking boots. Yet it is a brand that we should not miss when shopping for a good pair of hiking shoes. Hiking Malaysia slipped our feet into a pair of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX for a hike recently. The verdicts are:


Rating (1 lowest to 5 highest)

Overall Comfort             : 5

Aesthetics                     : 4

Support (cushioning)     : 5

Grip/Traction                 : 5

Ventilation                     : 4

The boots fulfill the promise of comfort, waterproof and excellent grip. But the boots are not as breathable as we hoped for. This could be justified with the fact that waterproof boots are usually warmer than those of non-waterproof. Unlike 4-season countries, the temperature of the all year long “summer” climax of Malaysia could be another contributor too. Nevertheless, the breathability does not become an issue when the temperature drops at night and as we hike up the hills when the temperature is cooler.  

Here are the features of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX:

  • GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane
  • Synthetic 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: 936G

Price: RM529.00 (Price is for reference only. Contact the retailer for quotation)

Available at Royal Sporting House

Last modified onThursday, 14 March 2019 16:35

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