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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.

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

New Brand: Samuel Hubbard Shoes

Samuel Hubbard shoes

 

We’d like to introduce to you our new Samuel Hubbard shoes!  We can sum up this new brand in two words: comfort and style.  We think these are two of the most important words in the footwear industry, which is part of why we’ve welcomed this new brand into our family.  We also understand that you may need more than two words to be convinced, so keep scrolling down to learn more about Samuel Hubbard shoes!

Comfort Technology:

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  • Leather Uppers: Durable, fashionable, and soft leather in smooth or nubuck finishes.
  • Full Leather Linings: Full glove leather-linings,  ‘hung’ inside the shoe rather than glued, for superior breathability.
  • The Tongue: Softly-padded, leather-lined tongue evenly distributes lace tension across the instep.
  • The Padded Collar: A hidden padded collar minimizes discomfort.
  • Strong Stitching: Durable and stable stitch-down construction.
  • Samuel Hubbard Shoe Insoles: Removable, triple-density Hubbard insoles cushion your forefoot with memory foam.  A vegetable-tanned leather top layer wicks perspiration away and feels “silky” underfoot.
  • Heel Support: Lateral heel support comes from a fiber-reinforced heel counter and cupped heel insole.
  • Rocker Profile: Sole design “rolls” your foot forward so your feet flex the shoe less often. Since your foot works less often, Samuel Hubbard shoes are less tiring to wear than traditional shoes.
  • Pure Kevlar: A lightweight Kevlar shank provides arch support.
  • Resole-ability: Construction designed for ease of resoling with new Vibram® soles.
  • Custom Soles: Vibram® custom-made Morflex® sole  provides terrific shock absorption, although  Samuel Hubbard shoes are 30% lighter weight than many other resole-able shoes.

 

Style:

One of our favorite things about Samuel Hubbard shoes is their versatility.  These comfortable styles have a pleasing aesthetic that pairs well with jeans, slacks, khakis and chinos. They’re the perfect footwear to take straight from the workweek into the weekend.

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If you’d like to read more about the history of Samuel Hubbard shoes, you can do so on our Samuel Hubbard brand page.