Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Ventilator Low Rise Hiking Shoe £50.99 @ Amazon UK
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Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Ventilator Low Rise Hiking Shoe £50.99 @ Amazon UK

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Found 19th Dec 2017
New take on a supremely comfortable, classic walking shoe (not waterproof though).

As far as I can this is the lowest price available and the lowest price they have ever been. All sizes appear to be in stock at this price at the time of writing.
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These are great, I've had two pairs. Light weight, very comfortable. Only downside as mentioned is they are not waterproof, so expect wet toes if walking through long wet grass etc.
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Great price. Great shoe for hot dry conditions. Remember to size up!
Couldn't resist, thanks
They also have the gore-tex ones at £57.49.
fairyworks1 m ago

They also have the gore-tex ones at £57.49.




I doubt that the goretex ones are actually any more waterproof than these.
welder29912 m ago

Get a size up small fitting


Yes this! I'm usually a size 11 but size 12 in these is a perfect fit.
Spray them with fabsil
Thanks for posting. Bought.
madmick6668 m ago

Spray them with fabsil


Worth paying the extra for the Fabsil Gold or is Fabsil more than good enough for waterproofing footwear? Never even heard of the stuff. Just been reading up. Thanks
justonemore5 m ago

Worth paying the extra for the Fabsil Gold or is Fabsil more than good …Worth paying the extra for the Fabsil Gold or is Fabsil more than good enough for waterproofing footwear? Never even heard of the stuff. Just been reading up. Thanks


Never tried the gold, have used the spray on coats and it works
madmick6661 m ago

Never tried the gold, have used the spray on coats and it works


Was thinking more to use to waterproof footwear 🤔🤔🤔
justonemore1 m ago

Was thinking more to use to waterproof footwear 🤔🤔🤔


Have sprayed some walking shoes but not tried them in the wet yet, seen some good vids on it working though
tawse576 h, 5 m ago

I doubt that the goretex ones are actually any more waterproof than these.


Agree!
I've been tempted by a few pairs of Merrell Goretex and none have been waterproof.
tawse578 h, 40 m ago

I doubt that the goretex ones are actually any more waterproof than these.


I have both and can confirm that the gortex ones are very waterproof and the ventilators are not. I used the latter for California hiking trip and they were great until it rained! I use gortex in UK and have never had wet feet.

BTW I doubt fabsil will help much on the ventilators...which are by definition ventilated. The gortex has an actual inner lining.
I agree that they are very comfortable shoes, but I have found that the soles have absolutely no grip on wet tarmac, to the point that they are actually quite dangerous.
Love mine, went from a nike fan to these and never looked back. Looking for the mid gore-tex so I have waterproof ones as well.
GoNz0-20th Dec 2017

Love mine, went from a nike fan to these and never looked back. Looking …Love mine, went from a nike fan to these and never looked back. Looking for the mid gore-tex so I have waterproof ones as well.


The MOAB 2 Mid Gore-Tex ones are currently on offer at TheHut.com for £75, I managed to use the 'EXTRA10' 10% voucher on them other day, but that has since expired.

Could get Blacks to price match with their 10% difference and get them for £67.50, providing all their Ts&Cs are met.
Just to clear up some misconceptions from someone who works in the outdoor industry...
The new features of the Moab 2 are - New colours, new footbed and a newer grade of grippier Vibram sole.
The new footbed gets some mixed reviews, some saying that it collapses much sooner than the old Moabs, meaning you could be buying 2 pairs in the time you'd spend in your original Moabs.
The sole, well the original Moab was grippy as hell so unless you want to walk up near vertical rock faces, it's a little overkill.
The cheapest Moab 1s I've seen is £35, usually in April to clear the previous year's stock so unless you're a serious hiker who will actually use the new features, the extra £15 isn't economical.

Lastly, and it's something that so many of my customers 'tell' me, that they spray non-waterproof shoes and they'll be waterproof. Not so.
You can NEVER waterproof a non waterproof shoe, unless you put a carrier bag around your foot first! (Essentially, that's what Gore-Tex actually is, an engineered plastic bag).
It's like spraying yourself with a product and going out in the rain without a raincoat....it aint gonna work.
As has been mentioned above, a Gore-Tex shoe is waterproof because it has a physical barrier against water entering into the shoe, a non Gore-Tex shoe is designed to allow your feet to breathe in hotter, drier conditions. The Moab Ventilators, let in water when it's raining no matter what you spray on them.
If the Gore-Tex versions of this deal are £7 more expensive, and Fabsil costs....£7 a can....just buy the Gore-Tex shoes right?

Sorry, bit nerdy but just setting some facts right and preventing someone from buying what are the best version of any light hiking shoe in the last 10 years, and being disappointed by incorrect advice. For info, I'm on my 6th pair of Moab 1s.
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