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Merrell Moab Mid GORE-TEX® XCR® Reviews

242 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

51% "Moderate arch support"

227 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/27/09
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Let me begin by saying Zappos rocks. But this isn't a review of Zappos...so that's all I'll say on that. And one last thing before I get to my review... if you bought these boots for someone don't just give it 5/5 for everything! Anyways, onto the review. I tried the plain old non GORE-TEX® version of these at a couple retail stores to get a feel of the boot. I decided that the non GORE-TEX® boot was really comfortable. However, none of the places had the GORE-TEX® version. I ended up ordering from Zappos.\After trying the GTX boots on I found that the GORE-TEX® lining really changes the feel of the boots. It's not as soft and cushiony as the plain version. I will also add that my left boot seems to really pinch the top of my big toe. The right boot is absolutely perfect but the left one is very bothersome. Anyways, I have worn these boots around for a couple hours for a few days. I've gone to class in them, walked the dog and just ran errands for a feel. It's been raining too so that was an added bonus to test out the GORE-TEX®...and the GORE-TEX® lining really works. I stepped in a giant puddle that went to the top of the toe box and my feet were totally dry. However, as nice as the GORE-TEX® is, the comfort leaves a little to be desired. There isn't as much cushion as the non GORE-TEX® version. Ankle support is minimal for a mid height boot. This is due to the mesh uppers. Full leather boots provide much stiffer support. Just be aware if you need support. Personally, I like it. These boots are very lightweight and sometimes I forget I'm wearing boots... until my toe gets pinched. And yes, I got my feet sized at the store and got the size they recommended, only from Zappos rather than from there. I don't know if I got a dud left boot but I'll try to talk to Zappos about that later. So to sum it up, if you think you need waterproof Merrell Moabs, then go ahead and get these. If you don't need waterproofing then please, get the regular ones. They are much more pleasing to wear.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/20/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I'm going backpacking in India in November and so shoes will be of paramount importance. After much research (so I thought) I chose the lightweight, waterproof, Merrell Moab Mid Gore-Tex. The first pair was too small but the next size comfortably enveloped my feet well, so I thought...until I began to walk some distance. In summary I have never had a pair of shoes that have caused me such deep, overall foot pain, and I'm not even carrying my backpack. I don't mean discomfort but deep down pain! I wear all sorts of shoes (Hush Puppies loafers, heavy English wing tips, sneakers, and cheap steel-toe work boots) and I never have pain, whether I am walking on hard surfaces or working around the farm. I never use insoles or orthotics. I discovered the Moabs have NO arch support. I purchased orthotics and that helped, but I continue to get severe foot pain after walking a few miles. You have tried to wear these shoes for over a week now. I noticed the toes on the shoes are ridiculously curled upward, there is a overly-thick lump of sole under the ball of the foot and the down-projecting front points of the heels catch hard on surfaces. I have tried four different types of socks, from thin dress socks to thick hiking socks. The pain occurs equally with all of them. I'm simply dumbfounded. I can only conclude that the culprits are the severely curled up soles at the front and the lack of any longitudinal support in the sole.

Additional 222 Moab Mid GORE-TEX® XCR® Merrell Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

SuHan P

from United States

You can never go wrong with Zappos! The shoe and customer service is excellent!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Great comfort, water resistance, and tracking. I had no problems walking on ice and snow with these. Note that they don't provide as much ankle support as similar shoes by Timberland or Salomon, but I was looking for something that would work just as well on a summer hiking trail as it did on a snow-covered slope.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Albany, CA

I bought a half size bigger, and they were perfect. I could wear them right away for long periods.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Cherry Hill, NJ

These are great. The fit is perfect for a wide foot. I would recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 28, 2011

Anonymous

from New York City, New York

I purchased these for a recent trip to Africa. I wore them every day for two weeks while touring the bush and some city walking. They lived up to their name. I love Merrells to begin with, these did not disappoint. As a bonus these boots are extremely light and perfect for packing in to your luggage for those longer trips.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

I walk for exercise for a little over one hour for 5 to 6 days per week. Each time I walk between 4.5 and 5 miles. These boots are well ventilated,comfortable, and provide great arch support with good heal stability.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Stewartstown, PA

Bought these as the pair of shoes/boots I could throw in my duffel and go travel the world with. As another Reviewer noted, they are indeed purple and brown. A rather interesting color for Merrell to have used. Down rated one star simply for the color used for man's boots. Comfort and ruggedness you expect from Merrell!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 6, 2011

Sean I

from Campbell, CA

I really liked this boot and compared it to a number of others boots. It's very light and has great traction. However, I wore this on a good 4 hour hike up and around Cathedral Rock in Sedona and it did great. I left them in my camper for over a month and it started making crunching noises like the poly lining inside that repels water was affected by the heat in the camper. This wasn't a huge deal so I took them out again, this time when the temp was down in the 30's. What happened to my surprise was that the area of the bend of the boot over the toes started hurting. It seemed that the lacing was digging into the top of my foot and it was excruciating. So these did not break in well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Keen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 9, 2011

David

from North Carolina

I have a history of two broken ankles and these boots did not provide the kind of support I needed. They were comfortable but reminded me of running shoes, not hiking shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vasque

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 5, 2012

Juan

from United States

I broke these boots in at Arches National Park on day one and at Hanging Lakes, CO the following day. They are completely different environments and they with stood the rough terrain of all the trails. They kept my feet dry in the heat of the Moab desert and kept them dry while hiking through streams on the way up to Hanging Lakes. They have excellent traction in both dry and wet conditions. They fit right and kept my feet comfortable the whole time (with proper hiking socks). I highly recommend these boots for beginning moderate hikers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Winter Park, CO

Great shoe. Usually a light weight shoe doesn't provide enough support for me, but this one does. Easy break-in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love Merrell shoes and this one does not disappoint! Great quality and super comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Catie B

from Oroville CA

Merrell did a good job designing the Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR. It is comfortable, warm, and secure in uneven terrain. I have always bought Merrell sandals (too bad they don't make them as much anymore) but this is the first hiking boot. Plenty of room in the toe box, secure over the arch, no rubbing on the heel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

These are very comfortable and warm boots. I typically wear a size 11 but got a size 10½ and still have enough room to wear wool socks. They are great in the rain, the snow and especially on cold days. In fact, on warm days, they kept my feet too warm. They are a little stiff at first but after a few days of wearing them, the boots formed to my feet quite well, as any good boots should. The soles keep great traction on all types of surfaces. And finally, the boots are not too bulky for driving either. I would recommend getting a pair, especially if it is from Zappos. They have a great return/exchange policy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Northeast Ohio

Love these shoes my second pair. I went with the mid instead of the low so I can cross higher creeks... If you want to have comfortable dry feet in all weather conditions you need these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2011

Dave T

from Rochester, NY

I bought a pair of Merrells in 2006 and wore them until they started to fall apart this year. I got these to replace them and haven't been disappointed. They're tough, felt comfortable right out of the box, and I'm expecting to wear them a lot and have them last just as long as the last pair. They might be a touch pricy, but they are worth it, because you won't be buying new ones every year.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2011

Thomas t

from carlisle, pa.

I like the boots and the width is good, but they are too long. I think a size 9 will be perfict.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have never been disappointed buying Merell footwear. This shoe is no exception. A break in is not required.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

The best shoe I've ever bought. Very comfortable and waterproof. I work on a golf course and these boots exceeded my expectations.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is a great shoe. It's light and water proof.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 27, 2011

Sean B

from Munising, Michigan

As usual, I have had a great experience with Zappos. I found the Merrell shoe style I was looking for at a great price and the right size I needed. Merrells are a bit pricey at first, but they outlast any brand I have ever owned. They are great in all terrains, specially hiking in the woods on and off trails. Like a true Pepsi fan or "Heinz ketchup only" fan, Merrell is the only shoe brand for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2011

Leslie M

from Chicago, IL

I bought these boots because I have a bunion and two friends recommended them. I wore them on the Salcantay Trek in Peru. We hiked in freezing high-altitude streams for 6 hours, and my feet stayed comfortable, warm, and dry. I promised when I returned I would write a review because I can't say enough about the stamina of these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: SmartWool Socks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 19, 2011

Craig R

from Nazareth, PA

Fantastic boots. I can't speak to endurance yet but my son's workmate in construction dealing with mortar swears by them. They were comfortable right out of the box and remain so. I have super wide feet, and the wides were fine, a real surprise because they usually aren't. I figured if they didn't fit the Zappos free shipping both ways would take care of that. Speaking of Zappos, there was a shipping issue with my order but they let me know what was going on the whole time. Great customer service and great price, will definitely shop here again. Bottom line don't hesitate to buy these boots, they are top notch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Danville, CA

These shoes were really comfortable the first time I wore them hiking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Maine

A great multi-purpose boot. Very comfortable right out of the box. Fit my size 10.5 wide foot perfectly. It will be used for exercise walks in wet or slushy or snowy weather and for general around the property or around town use. Looks and feels like a very sturdy boot that will give long service. As usual Zappos is the best around for products and service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asolo, Wolverine, Vasque

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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