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The Merrell Moab Difference

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes at TheShoeMart.com

Which Merrell Moab is right for me? 

In our last blog, we talked about the technologies in the Merrell Moab series that make them a great hiking shoe. We have a few different styles of Moab’s, so we’ll break down the differences to make your decision easier!

Moab Mid Waterproof

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof

This is our most popular Moab style. The Mid Cut height offers ankle support and protection from debris.  Waterproof Leather uppers and Merrell M Select™ DRY Waterproof, mositure-wicking technology keep you dry and comfy.


Moab Waterproof

Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof

The Waterproof Moab has the advantages mentioned above, but instead of the added ankle support, the low cut makes this style great for travel or quick day trips. It is lightweight and fits great in your suitcase!

Moab Ventilator

Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator

The Moab Ventilator is best for warm and dry climates, with tons of breathability but enough protection against dirt and debris.


Moab GTX

Merrell Men's Moab GTX

GORE-TEX® is a well-known waterproof membrane that protects against water while still allowing your feet to breathe.

What Makes A True Hiker? – Merrel Moab Features

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes at TheShoeMart

What makes a good hiking shoe?

It’s the start of the 2016 hiking season, and we’re celebrating with our favorite hiking shoe–the Merrell Moab. So what’s in a good hiking shoe? We’ll tell you all about it and how the Moab measures up below.

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof

What to Look for in a pair of hiking shoes:

  1. Breathability: You want a pair of shoes that you can spend a lot time in without overheating or creating a swampy, sweaty and uncomfortable environment for your feet–especially in the summer.
  2. Water Protection: Depending on where you’re hiking, you can encounter wetlands, mud, or various bodies of water. Water-resistant or waterproof hiking shoes are great for tackling wet terrain and won’t hold you back if it rains.
  3. Long-lasting comfort – Make sure that your hiking shoes are comfortable not just when you put them on, but also at the end of your hike.
  4. Rugged outsole – you want an outsole that is going to hold grip in uneven terrain. Skip the road running shoes and look for something with a lugged outsole.


Features of the Merrell Moab Hiking Shoe:

Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator

1.  Great breathability thanks to uppers with just enough mesh to get air to your feet.


  Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Waterproof Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof


2. Depending on the style, the Merrell Moab series can have a combination of water-resistant or waterproof technologies, including: waterproof leather or synthetic material on the uppers, a GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane, or Merrell M Select™ DRY technology.

Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Waterproof

3. An air cushion in the heel, CMEVA cushion footframe, and odor control technologies offer long-lasting comfort on your hike.

  Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Waterproof OutsoleMerrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Vibram Outsole


4. A rugged, durable Vibram outsole has 5mm lugs and is ready to tackle tough terrain.

Merrell Moab Giveaway

Merrell Moab Giveaway : Earth Day 2016


Happy Earth Day!

Our favorite way to connect with the earth is to get outside and enjoy nature whenever possible. We love to head out to our favorite trail on a Saturday morning and explore.

The 2016 Hiking Season is almost underway, and we’re getting ready to celebrate with the Merrell Moab! At TheShoeMart, we do our best to get to know our customers, and we want to know all about your favorite place to hike.  We’d also like to get you out there in our favorite hiking shoe, so we’re giving away a pair of Merrell Moabs!


How To Enter TheShoeMart’s Merrell Moab Giveaway:

  1. Find our entry post on Facebook. You can hunt it down yourself, or click here.
  2. Leave a comment on the post telling us about your favorite hiking spot.
  3. Each person who comments will receive one entry into a raffle for a pair of Merrell Moabs! (Easy, right?)
  4. Make sure you read the rules below!

Official Giveaway Rules:

  1. You must comment on the original Facebook post to enter. One entry per person. Winner will be randomly chosen from the entries.
  2. This contest is USA only.
  3. Winner can choose from the qualifying Merrell Moabs in stock when their prize is claimed. Qualifying styles:  J88623, J88623W, J87323, J88621, J86595, J86595W, J24441. (Excludes Moab Rover and Moab Polar styles)
  4. This giveaway is not sponsored, supported, organized, or connected in any way by Facebook.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to fully release Facebook from any liability.
  5. Entries will be accepted through 4/29/2016. A winner will be drawn on Monday, May 2nd.


12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 10

We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

We know the modern person wants more experiences, not more stuff–so we like to sell items that help make experiences more memorable.  Perfect for your outdoorsy friend, hiking shoes from Merrell and Timberland are rugged and reliable.  Keep them warm in winter styles or pick them up something for next summer’s camping or hiking trip.  They’ll thank you for making their next adventure more comfortable and worry-free.




Merrell Shoes offer a lot of options–from breathable summer hiking shoes to warm, waterproof hiking boots for the winter, even for women.  You’re sure to find something for a friend that loves being outdoor any time of year!






These Timberland shoes and boots are perfect for hiking. Waterproof uppers, rugged soles, and iconic style meet Timberland reliability for a pair of boots they’ll wear on and off the trails.



Best Shoes for College – Men

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–and the perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should also reflect that growth.  Plus, moving from class to class and around campus means you’re spending a lot of time on your feet.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Chukka / Desert Boots

Add a little class to your casual look. Chukka and Desert boots are laid back and comfortable, but look much nicer than your tennis shoes.  A traditional chukka boot has a crepe sole and two eyelets, but plenty of variations exist. Try a pair from Clarks, Timberland, or Johnston & Murphy.

Dress Shoes

Bruno Magli Shoes

Whatever your price range, it’s important to have a well-maintained pair of dress shoes.  These will come in handy for presentations, interviews, scholarship banquets, and other formal events. A go-to staple is a plain-toe, black balmoral (click here to learn about the difference between a blucher and a balmoral/oxford), which will work at almost every formal event.  A straight tip (cap toe) shoe is a slightly less formal option that is still commonly accepted, but brogues and wing designs are seen as informal. If you already have a staple formal pair, you can feel free to experiment with bluchers, brogues, toe styles and leathers. Try a pair from Johnston & Murphy, Florsheim, Cole Haan, or Bruno Magli.


New Balance Shoes

From division teams to sports clubs to recreation centers to hiking trips, there are plenty of ways to stay active in college. Whether you’re running, training, lifting, or  we have you covered with athletic shoes from New Balance, Reebok CrossFit, Inov-8, Merrell,Vibram FiveFingers, Ecco and more!

Waterproof / Hiking

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes

Being out on your own in a new place may be a little scary, but it also comes with plenty of opportunities for new experiences. Always be ready for whatever adventure comes your way–or just for inclement weather with hiking shoes and waterproof boots from MerrellTimberland, and Kamik.


Timberland SandalsNaot Sandals

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have shoes for warm weather.  Depending on where you attend college (and if your dorm room has a/c), the first and last few months of your first year can get really hot. Remember that if you’re walking between classes, you’ll need more support. Save your flimsy flip flops for the shower–sandals from Vionic, Olukai, Timberland, Naot, Chaco, and Sperry Topsider are comfortable enough for all-day wear.