The Women's Moab Ventilator Shoe by Merrell is like air conditioning. Uppers are Dura leather with lots of exposed breathable ventilator mesh. Breathable mesh linings and bellow tongue. Rubber toe bumper and heel counter, and Vibram Multi-Sport Plus sole provide the protection, support and traction you need when the action heats up.
DECENT FEATURES of the Merrell Women's Moab Ventilator Shoe
Dura leather and mesh upper
Bellows tongue keeps debris out
Synthetic leather toe cap and heel counter
Breathable mesh lining treated with Aegis
Ortholite anatomical footbed
Weight: 1 lb 13 oz
Molded nylon arch shank
Compression molded EVA footframe provides cushioning
Merrell QForm Comfort midsole
Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
I buy a new pair of these shoes once per year. I loooooove these shoes. They are comfortable, grippy, and sturdy without being clompy or stiff. The quality hasn't diminished a bit in the last 5 years, which unfortunately I cannot say about other brands. After a year of wear, the only wear spots will be the back of the shoe (because I jam my feet in without untying the shoe) and the outer side of the heel sole. I wear these shoes to work 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year because they are brown, so they don't "count" as sneakers on my office.
I was looking for a supportive shoe for walking and light hiking. I've been looking for almost 8 months and finally found what I was looking for in this shoe! We are honeymooning on Marthas Vineyard and plan on a lot of hiking and walking through all those cute little towns. I also work in a hospital and walk on my breaks around town so these shoes rock for that too! They are very comfortable and the pain I was experiencing in my feet and legs has disappeared after a very short time of wearing these. They feel like they form to your feet. I usually wear an 8 or 8 1/2 but had to get a 9 in these.
The Moab is a great go-to shoe for walking and hiking, however, the shoe shown here is not what you get so if looking for a darker colored shoe than the other taupe Moab seen on Moosejaw---this isn't it. The shoe received was the lighter Taupe colored Moab ventilator. This darker version also isn't found on the Merrell website so who knows???