I actually picked up my first pair while shopping at an REI garage sale. Someone had returned them because the side of the sole had started to detach from the shoe. I don't know what the previous owner had done to accomplish that, but it has not bothered me one bit, nor has it worsened. I wear the crap out of these shoes! Whether it be walking to class or going on a day hike in the mountains. Honestly, these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned! And they definitely keep my feet warm during these cold, Montana winters; which is a must. I would recommend these shoes to anyone who does ANY amount of walking.
These hiking boots are a bit chunky like another customer noted but hey, no break in time! and they are extremely comfortable, supportive, and yes pretty warm. I recently took it on a winter hike on a trail that had slick ice and snow and it grips well and stays dry. The only down fall is I had a lot of small rocks and snow come into the shoe but I guess I should just change my pants.
My boyfriend and I just ordered our second pairs each. He obviously the men's version. These shoes lasted us one season... but, we hiked around 1,000 miles! Seriously; its all we do! We did huge trips in Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Spanish Peaks... They are day hikers, but did just as good as a heavy hiking boot. The lightness of them sure makes for a better day on 20+miles days with a gazillion feet of elevation!!The only downfall to the shoe: Get a different pair of shoe laces! Grrrr, these babies like to come undone, but are still totally worth it!P.s. I hope you are really reading these Moosejaw, because my boyfriend and I would be great product testers for you! Plus, we both downhill ski at resorts and in the backcountry. I love me a pair of skins!
I was little worry about waterproof . Today I wore them on the raining day. And I stepped on the pond by accident. But my feet r dry. Very happy with purchase. Comfortable also. Came home order one more pair for my mom ,she like hiking, I believe she is going to like them too.
They are a bit heavier than my previous pair of hiking shoes, but they are a good quality shoe. I thought they were going to be laceless (I obviously wasn't paying enough attention). I would recommend them.
I just purchased these Merrell Moab hikers. They are very comfortable and WARM. I bought these shoes because I needed a pair of shoes for daily wear in the winter. The shoe itself is made of very cushiony materials. The tread on these shoes is very thick, and grippy. I think that Merrell has changed their sizing because I tried these on in the store and I needed a 1/2 size larger than I usually do. I am usually a size 7.5 and I purchased these in a size 8 and they fit great!
My girlfriend bought these for her trip to Alaska. She was just going to be doing some light hiking so wanted to purchase a lighter option such as a hiking shoe vs. boot. These shoes are truly waterproof and have been tested through mud/ water, etc. She loves these shoes and says they are very comfortable - even walking around town in! If you are going to be doing some serious backwoods hiking and will be crossing streams, I would recommend upgrading to a pair of water proof boots, but these shoes are great for day and casual hiking.
"Solid hiking shoe that doubles for everyday wear"
I wore these right out of the box, that's how comfortable they are. I am a size 7.5-8, and went with the 8 for a little extra room, as I do with running shoes. I'm glad I did. These are snug, but not too snug, and really support your arch. I tend to strike on the outside of my foot when I run/walk, so support is really necessary for me when I do anything outdoors. So far these are great for Alaska, where it's always wet.They were a bit chunkier than I thought they'd be, but overall a great supportive shoe that lets me get around on trails and in the city. First time buying Merrell and I know I'll buy again.
I love these shoes. I wanted something for hiking that had more support than a tennis shoe but wasn't overly bulky. This shoe is perfect! I loved the colors and it was so comfortable the second I put it on. I could immediately tell they would offer good support. Would recommend these shoes to everyone!
These shoes are amazing! I hike almost every weekend and from day one these shoes have been worth their weight in gold. No breaking in necessary. I intend to buy these shoes again when the pair I have wears out!