I’ve been turned on to Merrell since I purchased a pair for work, that are fashionable but waterproof. I had a pair of Columbia hiking shoes and my husband had hiking boots and they were honestly the worst type of shoes for hiking. Before going to Asheville this spring I knew I needed some new hiking shoes, that’s when I turned to Merrell.
After doing a ton of research, I was looking for waterproof shoe that was great for wide feet and long hikes. I was wavering between Keen because I have the Keen Whispers and Merrell. After I tried on the Merrell Moab 2, I knew these were the ones.
One of the plus sides of these boots is there is no break in period, it usually takes me a few weeks to actually break in a shoe. I ordered these a few weeks before heading out to North Carolina and walked around the house in them for about 10 minutes and I had no issues.
If I could get away with wearing these hiking shoes everyday, I would. They have great Vibram® traction, that helps you maintain stability when hiking on harder trails. I’ve used these on flatter trails such as going to Green Lakes State Park, I could have gotten away with sneakers but I prefer my Merrell’s. My feet don’t feel hot and sweaty I can wear these for hours and not have an issue. These are also waterproof, when I’m hiking through muddy trails having my feet wet inside my boots doesn’t even cross my mind.
This trail my husband and I took in Asheville NC, was a mix of dirt and rocky terrain. Honestly it was a great way to test out these boots! After hiking all day long my feet we not achy or tired; like they were when I was wearing my Columbia hiking shoes during a 10 mile hike at Lake Placid.
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