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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid Reviews

193 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

51% "Moderate arch support"

186 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/29/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Not sure how to edit my previous review but I did not want to give out misleading info. I submitted my last review a little too soon. The hiking boot is still great, but the sizing is way off. I wear a 9.5 dress shoe and a 10 in sneakers and most boots (with thick socks). However, after wearing the 10 in the Moab Ventilator Mid indoors on carpet, one of my toes had a tiny bit of friction and both feet seemed like they were lacking extra wiggle room. I went online and read some reviews on other sites that complained that these ran really small. It also seemed that people who go their regular sneaker/boot size for these boots were in pain or had toenail damage and ended up hating the boot. I went to a brick and mortar store and tried on the 10 1/2. I still did not have enough wiggle room. So, I tried on a size 11 and they were perfect, dreamy even. Now, this hiking boot is as comfortable as my running shoes. I've been wearing them with thick hiking socks, and by lacing them firmly, I haven't had any problems with my foot sliding forward despite going up 1.5 sizes. This might be a problem for someone with tiny ankles or heels, but not me. Lastly, at the brick and mortar store, they gave me some tests to try that others may find helpful. They had me do a striking motion and kick my toe down and into the carpet to see if my toe touched the front of the boot. If your toe makes contact, it's probably too small. They also had me check if my toes were sliding forward when going down steps. Again, if your toe is making contact, you may need to go up a 1/2 or full size. I hope this helps.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/5/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

While I love the Vibram treads on the bottom, and these shoes are my ideal style, they completely fell apart after 3 months. The bottom part that separates the shoe from the sole/tread completely came unglued after 3 months of average wear (5 hours a day, 4 days a week, about 3 miles total each of those days) And it wasn't as if they slowly started to fall apart, they completely separated all of the sudden, one on one evening, the other 2 days behind. I love to shop at Zappos, but I will just be sure to never buy this brand again. Poor quality for the price. And a shame too, the treads are still like brand new, barely even show signs of wear.

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 14, 2011

Heather

from dripping springs, tx

Just yesterday I got out my Merrell's again and thought, I need to write a review about these. My foot is recovering from an injury and I am challenged with fibromyalgia and these are the answer to both. They have great support from toe to heel. They are lightweight and provide ankle support. I live in south Texas and use them for light hiking and general wear. They breathe well and are good for warmer climates. I wear a 7 as a rule and had to go for an 8 but no problem. They fit very well. I think I'll go put them on to do my Christmas shopping. At the computer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 14, 2011

Marguerite H

from Athens, GA

I broke my ankle for the second time and decided to wear high top shoes to protect my ankle. I wanted a light pair that would not be as heavy as boots and could act like sneakers for daily use. These shoes fit my bill to a tee! They have great arch support and ankle support and are light enough for daily wear. I am so happy with them I am ordering a second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Chester, NJ

After looking at the online reviews of this boot, I purchased it for moderate terrain hiking in MT. Per the recommendations, I purchased 1/2 size larger and was glad I did. It was the right decision. The boot fit perfectly. I was concerned I did not take time to break it in before my first hike, but there was nothing to worry about. The boot fit comfortably from the moment I put it on and throughout several days of hiking. I am very pleased with this purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, UT

I wore these right out of the box on a 1½ mile easy hike, then the next day on a 7 mile hike in 75° weather. They provided great traction, cushioning, and stability on rocky trails, and I did not get a single blister! I usually wear a size 8½ in heels and a 9 in running shoes, but I sized up to a 9½ in these to accomodate some decent hiking socks (Smartwool midweight) and they fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Atlanta GA

I needed a shoe I could use as duty boots in Afghanistan. had the regular tall duty boots, but frankly my feet were melting in them. This was my first pair of Merrell's and I've really liked them so far. Comfortable and lightweight with really good traction on the sole. I can see these being excellent hikers as well. First pair of Merrell shoes, but I doubt they will be my last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these. Have narrow feet and use orthotics. After wearing Keens for a year, which I loved, I started having problems with pain in a pinkie toe. Got the Merrells in a half size larger than my normal, and problem was solved. The Keens are great, but these fit my foot shape better. Am able to lace them tight enough to fit with no problem. Wore them to teach in all day with no break in period and no pain. Forgot they were there. Haven't done much hiking yet, but they have good tread and support for a light hiker.

Brands I'd also recommend: ryka, keen, columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 16, 2011

Lucky J

from Pahoa, HI

I love Merrell boots. They're sturdy, they fit just right and they look good. But good luck finding a pair on the Big Island. There's just only so many shoe stores and I've never found one with these. Zappos has come to my rescue. I am so happy to be able to buy my favorite boots online. Thanks so much!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Sunny California

I love this boot! It was very true to size. I wear a 9.5 in dress shoes and a 10 in sneakers and boots, and the size 10 fit fine. It was very comfortable like everyone said, but I think the socks you wear make a difference. I put them on the same day they arrived with socks that were way too thick and I started to feel it late in the day. However, later on I wore them with sock liners and light hiking socks and they were fine. My only complaint is the color. The actual color looks nothing like the picture. They are much darker in every way. I started to snap a picture with my phone so that others could see. However, in the view finder, it looked just like the photos on the web; I can't explain it. Everyone who saw the photos on the web and saw my shoes in person agreed that the actual shoes are much darker in color. They are still cute and I still love them. They are just not the same as the picture.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Norma H

from Huntsville AL

I have has some neuropothy problems with my feet since being thrown from a horse four years ago and Merrell clog type of shoes is all I can comfortably wear. My old boots wouldn't work any longer. I read all customer reviews of all Merrell boots and this one got the most wear them out of the box reviews. True for me. When my daughter visited, she tried them on, and it was true for her. These are for her birthday. Great shoe! Great store!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Jean W

from Mesquite, Nevada

Amazing, light, and comfortable. The boot runs a little wide which is great for my feet. Having fibromyalgia and very sensitive feet, I need shoes and boots that are extremely comfortable. I just love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2011

Kari L

from Kiowa, Colorado

Really like these. Nice look. Very comfortable right off. I need the higher side for ankle support and these fit well there without rubbing ankle. Husband had previous issue with a Merrell boot where the top islet popped out but we'll see how these do. I unfortunately have arch issues and have to put in my own inserts so hard to give input on arch support question.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2011

Linda Y

 

This run small I would order them one size bigger next time. Nice looking boot though!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

I recently wore these shoes in Tanzania for two weeks. Whether going up and down trails or huge rocks, they functioned really well. They were very comfortable right out of the box. I did have to order up a whole size because they needed to accommodate my orthotics plus the shoe seems to run small. However, there is a lot of room in the toe box area. I've worn Merrell sandals for a few years but never the shoes until now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Henderson NV

Just got these boots and I am testing them at home. Haven't tested them on the trail yet but after trying many others I know these feel right. I have a little wider feet and a bunion on the left foot and it is very hard to find comfortable shoes that deliver performance as well. I know I finally found the right pair! I usually buy size 9 of Merrell shoes but got 9.5 of these boots and I am glad I did. They feel roomy and I know my feet will thank me when they swell after hours of hiking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2011

Linda

 

Very comfortable right away, great tread, great support. They made me feel buoyant. Order at least half a size larger, perhaps a full size if you wear thick hiking socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2011

Terri z

from colorado

Merrell does it again! This is a perfect shoe with lots of ankle support and grip for non-technical hiking. It is highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, chacos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Pa

I purchased these shoes to support a bad ankle and they did that. They are even more comfortable than I expected.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 22, 2011

Danette J

from Broken Arrow, OK

I did not have a chance to "break" these shoes in prior to hiking. They were comfortable. I have narrow feet so I put my orthotics in without taking out the insoles (ordered 1/2 size too big) and they fit perfectly. My only complaint is that they are not waterproof. Every time we met other hikers on the trail they had the same boots on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 1, 2011

Nancy K

from The Ojai Valley in Ojai CA

I am a Merrell fan. These shows fit perfectly. The best part, is when they've been worn for a while, your foot is in heaven! Also, Zappos gets them to you just in time to break in before that big hike!

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Privo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 12, 2011

Donna A

from DFW area Texas

I am very pleased with the hiking boots and the fast delivery from Zappos! Although I have not fully tested them out yet on a hike, I have worn them around the house to break them in and they are comfortable. I don't think they need "breaking in."

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Ryka, Rocket Dog

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 18, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, New York

Went up half a size based on reviews, but not quite big enough. I now have an order in for a full size up -- the shoe has the potential to be very comfortable and supportive as long as it is the correct size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2011

Raina

from Boston

My boyfriend and I took our dog hiking for the first time. These shoes were amazing and I had no pain or blisters when we got home. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love Merrell hiking boots! I try others, but I come back to Merrell. They're comfortable right out of the box. I order size 5. I wear a 4.5 sandal, have a slightly wide foot and a high arch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Florida

I went way out on a limb and bought these for my wife sight unseen not knowing even if she would wear hiking boots. She absolutely loved them immediately. I bought one half size larger as suggested and they fit her perfectly and she can't believe how comfortable they are.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2011

Diane M

 

Just received these very stylish and comfortable trail shoes. Once again, Merrell has done it...an outstanding design and proven performer. I love these shoes and will get much use from them. Zappos...you rock! Received this order with lightning speed, even during a snowstorm! Thank you for being the company that keeps me happy and coming back! Thanks!

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, earth, timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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