- February 5 2012
Merrell Ventilator Hiking Boot
Great lite weight boot that fits fantastic, I've tried numerous other boots and found that most dont have any arch support. These boots fit and feel great even after walking 10 miles at a time. I walk my dog in all kinds of weather and I've found these to be the best boot I've purchased thus far. Im buying another pair today.
- July 17 2011
These boots are so comfortable that they almost feel like slippers; no breaking-in is necessary for almost any person. My bottom line: these boots are great if you want to go fast and light and can sacrifice durability, and they are great for trail hiking in warm weather.
- June 6 2011
Great boot... but
Merrell makes a great product. This boot gets a great review for all the right reasons. It has good solid construction, great comfort, and it lets you go out and do the things you love to do. The only hangup is the sizing. It tends to run a little small. I ordered these for my husband who wears a standard size 15 in all other brands. The Merrell 15 rubs the toe a little too much for hiking. For wearing casually, it's not a problem but for any serious trekking, they would be uncomfortable and potentially cause problems. Unfortunately, there are no half sizes in the upper size range so these will have to go back. They still get a great rating because there is nothing to complain about regarding the boot itself - just be careful with sizing.
- February 24 2011
I was more than pleased to find these Boots both light weight and comfortable the 1st time I wore them. They feel more like a athletic shoe but with greater stability. I wear custom orthotics and the wide made them compatable with this boot. I look forward to warmer ,dryer wether so i can wear these full time on my daily hike. This purchase will compel me to look at Merrell as a go to brand, I am a fan of Keen but they seem to lack consistant quality control and sizing for my needs as I wear a EE another reason I am big on the option with Morrell.
- October 13 2010
I purchased the Moab's as I needed a shoe that would breath well and also dry quickly. We (my wife and I) were doing a trip in the Gila Wilderness NM that required over 70 stream crossings in a 20 mile stretch. From the reviews I read it looked like the Moab's might fit the bill. The fact that they were offered in a wide size was another plus. These shoes did great on that trip, they were comfortable right out of the box and required very little break-in. They were wet for the most part of two days straight. The remainder of our trip was at higher elevations with lots of climbing- they worked remarkably well for that portion as well. I never had so much as a hot spot the entire six days! Since then they've been used on two other backpacking trips, one that saw three 20 mile days with lots of elevation gain/loss. I've been very impressed with the Moabs, very comfortable shoe, lightweight, breath and drain well and holding up surprisingly well. I'd definitely recommend this shoe for folks looking for a lightweight, comfortable hiker that can take some punishment.