Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Merrell Moab Women's Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots Review

I have always wanted to buy hiking boots/shoes. Since I have weak ankles and had surgery on one ankle last year, I especially wanted to protect my feet from potential injuries before we headed out on a hiking heavy vacation.

I had been stalking prices on the Merrell Women's Moab Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
online for about a year now. That model is their most popular and Merrell is often excluded from coupons on sites like, so I knew that I wasn't going to find the shoes cheaper.

A month before our trip, I went to Sherper's and just spent the $140 to get them. I was so hopeful that they'd be as great as I had read they would be.

I loved these boots and they were worth every penny, which is exactly why I am sharing them in the blog world. I kept saying that throughout the trip too because Craig thought that was an awful lot of money to spend on shoes.

  • My feet never hurt while wearing these. We even hiked nearly 6 miles one day and it was tough terrain!
  • I liked the Grey/Periwinkle color of the design. I'm obsessed with grey though.
  • They gripped rocks very well. 
  • I did not turn my ankle out once while wearing them. We stepped on numerous rocks that nearly made me do that, but the ankle protection in the Merrell boots prevented that from happening. 
  • Thus, I did not need my annoying ankle brace and that was a blessing. I hate wearing that thing.
  • While I didn't get to walk through puddles of water, the boots are waterproof and we did step in mud. I went hiking in lots of mud this summer and my feet got so wet in regular gym shoes. 
  • I found one minor negative--the shoe laces don't feel like they lace that tightly sometimes (towards the top) and you really have to pull them tight so they don't come untied. 

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  1. Sounds like it was money well spent. I wish I had boots like this when I lived in England where we did lots of hiking and it's always wet.

  2. Those decisions are always so hard but it sounds like this worked out great for you. Have you read "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail" by Sheryl Strayed? She has some serious hiking boot issues in her journey.