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Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid Reviews

156 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 61 Moab Ventilator Mid Merrell Reviews

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March 29, 2015

Anonymous

from North arlington nj

Feels like I've had this boot for 6 months. On the first day! So comfortable. But be warned, it runs small so you may have to go up either a half or full size. I went up 1/2 and it was perfect. Thanks to Zappos they made the process of getting me the perfect size easy. Within 3 days I had 3 different sizes and sent back the 2 that didn't fit. Never even tried on the biggest pair, it worked for me with the first replacement, but Zappos sent me both larger sizes just in case.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 21, 2015

CMead

from New Mexico

Tried both the 7 1/2 and 7, thank you Zappos. Neither fit my foot correctly. The arch support in the size 7 was too near the ball of my foot. The 7 1/2 was too large.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 17, 2015

Iris R

from Tularosa, NM

Every hiking shoe should be tried on. Lately, any shoe I order, even by the same label, has a different sizing. I compared this style against another Merrell, the waterproof Moab, which has a tapered shoe box and a Keen. My toes hit the tip of the Merrell, too short.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 9, 2015

Melissa

from Old Forge, NY

Very comfortable shoe, from the first wear. No break in required. They also work with my orthotics, just ordered a 1/2 size up. Great shoe, great quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

These boots are so comfy & functional. I bought them for my hiking trip to AZ- was able to scale Squaw peak & Camelbak with no problem! Had a nice grip and I did not get any blisters. I highly recommend! I ordered a half size up as it was recommended. (I'm normally a 7 & went up to 7.5)!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Arkansas

I ordered this boot with a week to spare before a two week hiking/camping trip. I have wide feet and decided to order my usual size, and one half size larger to compare with my thick hiking socks. Glad I did because the larger size was a much nicer fit. They arrived within a few days and I wore them straight out of the box for many 8+ mile hikes for days in a row. I am shocked to say I did not get one blister and my feet were hardly tired or sore at all. The boots breathe wonderfully and after Scotchgarding should be great for every season. The vibram soles have the most amazing grip and never slipped, even on wet rocks. I can't say enough about the comfort - highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 26, 2014

Anonymous

from New England

Moab vents are is my everyday shoes! Just ordered my 5th pair for myself. First pair I wore hiking all around Botswana for three weeks years ago. Enough support without being overly hot. The toe box was full enough to accommodate thick hiking socks. Later wore them in winter with insulated socks in Maine. Vibram treads good on slippery ice/snow in the parking lot, not too hot for indoor shopping. Size runs about the same as other hikers and athletic shoes, i.e. so I order 1/2 size up from a dress shoe. The toe box is ample to accommodate heavy socks. I have extremely high arches, low volume instep, and different sized feet. These were perfect for summertime trail hiking and winter snowy days when I did not need off trail ankle support or higher boot for deep snow. Now my aging, high arches require custom orthotics everyday! These are the absolute best all around shoes that accommodate thick orthotics. The deep lacing is appreciated when arthritis causes toe swelling. I delete lacing the first two grommets (for more ease for the big toe, and cinch the last two grommets to keep the ankle support snug. Different thickness socks takes care of the rest. By the way - husband, both adult daughters, both adult sons also wear these same shoes. All lace them up a little differently. FYI - they do come in pink.

Brands I'd also recommend: only Merrell, try a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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August 5, 2014

Beth M

from Warrenton, VA

My first pair of Merrell's and I can't believe I haven't gotten some before. Felt like my feet were wrapped in heaven, light weight boots, well ventilated and perfect fit with hiking socks. Great for summer hiking in hot desert - highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 22, 2014

Annie

from Oklahoma

I have 2 pair of these boots, bought them about 6 years ago while out in Jackson Hole. Well, I bought the first pair out there, as the boots I took with me were not as comfortable as I had expected. These worked great for light and short hikes, walking around town, and I have worn them ever since. Came home off that trip and ordered a second pair from Zappos as I knew this was the most comfortable 'hiking' type boot I had ever worn. My 2 pair are as comfortable today as they ever were. I don't recall them needing a break-in period, or at least not much of one. I wear these around the farm, to town, anywhere I want more of a shoe on my foot than a running shoe or sandals. I also wear them to work sometimes in the winter--though they're not a winter boot they are more sturdy than the running shoe I usually wear to work. (RN, working 12-hour shifts) I can't think of anything negative about these boots, or about Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

I bought these boots for hiking in the Swiss Alps! These were the only shoes I wore for almost two weeks, yet I didn't get a single blister. They ran true to size, and I totally loved them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 29, 2014

Karen

from salt lake city

These shoes are so comfortable. I didn't even have to break them in. Took an 8 mile hike the first day. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Silver City, New mexico

I ordered these to replace the exact same boot that tore open across the toe after 2 1/2 years of hiking and yard work. We have some very spiny native plants and sharp-awned grasses and I shouldn't have worn these boots in that type of terrain. I tried a pair of Vasques (cheaper) and they are a poor substitute. I just hope they do not discontinue these boots! I have a medium foot, wide across the toes and narrow ankle and these boots are comfortable and have good support for warm weather hiking. The higher cut ankle is a necessity for me, too. I often hike 6- 10 miles, so I do not expect them to last more than 2-3 seasons. Shoe manufacturers are failing active women when it comes to this category of boot. Opportunity lost on their part.

Brands I'd also recommend: no comparable brand for lightweight hikers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 22, 2014

Anonymous

from North Carolina

Have only worn the boots for less than a month, but so far they're very comfortable with no chafing to-date. I did order half a size up and am glad I did (larger toe box has taken a little time to get used to, but I think it helps keep feet cooler too). Wish the coloring was more fun, but overall am really pleased with the boots so far!

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 20, 2014

Gina

from Williamsburg, Kentucky

I have never written an online review and I've never ordered shoes online. I have more of a comment about the service than anything. It was absolutely great to be able to order and know that I could return the shoes and not have to pay for shipping. I did have to order two pair and return one. One thing that made the experience good for me was that I was able to have my order delivered to my job site and the return was also picked up at the job there,that saves me a tremendous amount of stress because I'm not so good with returns and packing and all the other stuff that goes with it. I love the website and I guess I'm amused at the the little animated things that they have built in. As far as my shoes go, I ordered two pair because the first pair were too small, just like a lot of the reviews stated. I had to go up a 1/2 size. I haven't got to wear them much but I really like them a lot and very glad that I bought them. Yes, I will order from Zappos again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 16, 2014

Bill B

from Boston

I bought these Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid hikers for my wife. She loves them and finds they give her great lateral support. We are big fans of both Merrell and Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Gainesville, FL

These are comfortable right from the start. They are lightweight. There is lots of cushioning and arch support. The only problem is the sizing. I am a 6½ and sent the first pair back, and have found that the 7½ is perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: None comparable. I wear Romika and Birkenstock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 26, 2014

Lucy

from Sitka AK

I have moderately high arches, broken toes, and too long arches for the size of my feet and am 25 pounds overweight. I walk on concrete 12 hours a day and good comfortable shoes are very important. These shoes are very comfortable and easily broken in but tend to get too warm in the summer time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I love these shoes for my desert hikes. Based on other reviews, I sized up one full size and they fit perfectly over thick socks. They did not need a break in period but were very comfortable on the first hike.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Newton, MA

I love these boots. They are light weight, breathable, attractive and provided a lot of stability for hiking. I followed the advice of the other reviewers and ordered a half size larger than I typically wear and they fit perfectly. Great boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Have just tried them out on one walk/hike and loved them. They fit true to size and very comfortable on the first walk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

This is a great hiking shoe. Very supportive and comfortable. I was able to walk around in them all day without breaking them in first. But I definitely had to order a half size up -- I usually wear a 6.5, but a 7 fit perfectly. The insoles that come with the shoe are okay, but I replaced them with some Dr. Scholl's gel inserts and that made a big difference for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX.

These run small. I read another review that stated this and I am glad I listened. I normally wear a 9 and at the most 9 1/2 but they are usually too big. I ordered these in a 10 and they just barely fit. I was afraid with my liners and hiking socks they wouldn't but they are okay. I really need a 10 1/2 which they don't have and 11 would be too big. I did wear them on a 5 mile hike and they are really great and comfortable if they were just a 1/2 inch longer. Other than that I really like them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 13, 2013

Lindsey

from Los Angeles, CA

These shoes are amazing. I am between a 6 and 6½ and went with the 6½ so I could wear them comfortably with thicker socks. I also have wide feet and the width was more comfortable for me in the larger size. I bought them the week before I was going to hike Half Dome, so I did not get a chance to break them in, but I did not need to! I did use moleskin on areas of my feet that I know blister easily. But regardless, most of my friends (who also used moleskin) were in pain with blisters and I came away from the 14 mile hike with none. These shoes also have great traction and did not slip at all on the rock or along the trail. The shoes were also nice and light; I never felt weighed down by them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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August 10, 2013

JM

from Los Gatos

Very comfortable out of the box; make sure you order next size. I ordered only 1/2 size originally and found it too short for hiking. Lightweight and great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 6, 2013

Linda W

from Davis, CA

These are the most comfortable hiking boots I have ever purchased. They have excellent soles with good tread, easy to lace up, and needed no break-in time. I have a damaged right foot that is irregularly shaped and bought a 1/2 size larger than my normal size. I can lace them up differently to accommodate my different feet. I threw away two other very expensive pairs of boots that I had spent hours buying. I do use Aetrex inserts for flat feet for more arch support but the shoe inserts that came with these boots also seemed comfortable. Thank you Zappos! The reviews I read convinced me that these were the right boots for me.

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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Felt true to width

 

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