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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

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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.

 

Reebok CrossFit Speed TR

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Introducing the new Speed TR, a choice Reebok CrossFit shoe for a WOD requiring your top speed and agility.  Check out the image below to see why you need both the Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 and the Speed TR in your gym bag.

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We currently have the Reebok CrossFit Speed TR in Electric Peach and Celestial Orchid for Women.  Keep checking our Reebok Crossfit shoes page for the latest Reebok CrossFit shoes!  Learn more about the Speed TR in the video below.

 

 

Minnetonka Double Deerskin Moccasins

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Minnetonka Moccasin has been creating super-comfortable slip-ons since they were founded in 1946.  What began as a small, regional moccasin company has evolved into a brand synonymous with comfort and classic American style. The Men’s Minnetonka Moccasin Double Deerskin Softsole Moc is no exception. Read on to learn a little more about this style.

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This best-selling men’s moccasin is handmade with natural deerskin and wraps your foot in buttery softness.  Natural deerskin is known for its rugged durability and it’s ultra-soft feel.  It is also highly breathable, making it great for warm weather wear. Deerskin footwear is very forgiving, as it readily conforms to the shape of your feet.

Double deerskin means double the comfort and quality for a better-than-barefoot feeling. A padded insole just adds to the comfort of these soft moccasins.

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How To Care for Deerskin Moccasins:

Clean and Protect with a delicate leather cream. Minnetonka recommends their Suede & Leather Cleaner.  Always test leather care products on an inconspicuous part of your shoes to be sure it gives the results you desire. Some leather products will darken leather.

Remove Stains by gently spot treating with water and a gentle cleaner, such as baby shampoo.  Rub very gently in a circular motion with a damp cloth.  If the stain is greasy, skip the water and try using a little baby powder to draw the grease out instead. Avoid rubbing the baby powder into the leather, instead use a soft brush to remove the excess.

Always Air Dry your shoes.  Stick white tissue paper inside to help maintain the form of your moccasins as they dry.  Putting shoes in direct sunlight or next to a heating source may fade or crack the leather, reducing the life of your shoes.