Merrell Moab Boots

I bought a pair of Merrell Moab Boots in January 2018, and apart from the few months when I had a ruptured achilles heel I have worn them pretty extensively. They have been worn in a variety of environments and I have found them to be ideal in a range of terrains.

Merrell Moab Boots
Some well used boots on some well used legs. Appropriately on the rocks near Moab, Utah.

The boots are comfortable from the moment that you put them on, in fact I would have been disappointed if they had been anything but really well fitting. Over the last few years I have bought probably 4 or 5 pairs of the Moab shoes. They seem to fit the contours of my feet perfectly.

Merrell Moab Boots
Typical terrain along the south coast of Gozo. We are walking into Mgarr i Xini, where I had ruptured my achilles tendon six months earlier. I was like returning to the scene of the crime.

Would I use these boots in the UK mountains? Probably not, unless it was in the middle of a major drought. On the coastal paths of SW England, along the South Downs or in more arid environments they will be my footwear of choice.
They were perfect in the desert lands of Utah and Arizona, the vibram soles provided excellent traction whilst walking along the steeper sections of bare rocks. Providing confidence when it was needed.
The rubber toe caps on my boots are certainly showing some significant wear and tear, but they have been used walking in some rugged terrain as well as whilst mountain biking.

Merrell Moab Boots
I have worn the boots on a variety of surfaces, including tarmac roads. This is along the quite back roads of St Ouens Bay, close to a German bridge built during the Second World War occupation. Worn during a 10 mile walk, the Merrell Moab Boots were perfect for the conditions encountered.

As I write this, the boots are packed ready for the next adventure and I am certain that they will perform just as well as they have in the past. They are not the cheapest lightweight boots on the market but they are certainly a quality product. I am pretty certain that when my current pair reach the end of their useful life my next boot of choice will be another pair of Merrell Moab Boots.