Best Merrell Hiking Shoes for Men

Here you have my selection of the best Merrell hiking shoes for men, I have been using this brand for many years and I know from the first-hand experience how good they are.

From what I remember, I have been using Merrell hiking shoes for at least 14 years or so. Since the moment I discovered them long ago, I have always had at least one pair of them at home.

They build them both as breathable and as waterproof/waterproof, so this is why I would have both versions. I live in a country that is infamous for its rain, and having such waterproof shoes for daily life is a must. The shoes in the top picture above is my latest pair, these are the Merrell Men’s Moab 2 GTX Hiking Shoes. I have bought them a year ago and I use them only when it is raining and also in winter when it is cold.

They are much thicker than a breathable pair that I have, and they look almost like insulated shoes. Note that this text is about shoes and not about boots. This means you have items that are low-cut so there is no ankle support, this is what you normally have in any hiking shoe.

They have a number of mid-cut boots too, but I think they are far more known for their shoes. So far I have not used the mid-cut versions. If this happens, you will know here in the site.

I am a mountaineer but I do not use my Merrell shoes for that activity. Only a couple of times in the past I have used them as light approach shoes because of long walks before getting to the summit trail, and my heavy mountaineering boots were not the best option for such a long walk.

The Merrell hiking shoes are incredibly popular and this is for all the good reasons. As of the moment of writing this text, the top three shoes on Amazon in the department of hiking shoes for men are in fact all Merrell shoes. Among top 20 shoes in the same department, there are no less than 7 shoes of Merrell. Of course this changes all the time, so if you check the link on Amazon you might see something different, but this tells you just how popular they are.

No doubt the price is one of the factors behind such a popularity. From what I know, only the Columbia brand makes even more affordable shoes, and I have them too.

But this affordability is not on the account of quality, these are reliable shoes, I can confirm this after so many years of use. I think all the models I have had in the past have had Vibram sole, and this means unmatched durability and reliability. This is a globally-known Italian brand that is specialized in making such soles for many top outdoor brands.

The shoes in the top picture above are with a GORE-TeX membrane. I know that some people are skeptical about waterproofness of such footwear, but I have this type of membrane in several of my hiking shoes and in my mountaineering boots, and so far I have a good experience with it. Though indeed, my experience is far less good when this is about waterproof jackets with such a waterproof membrane.

So please have a look at the list below, these are among the best and the most affordable hiking shoes on the market, the Merrell hiking shoes for men.

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe, Walnut, 7 M US
  • Pigskin leather and mesh upper
  • Traditional lace closure
  • Bellows tongue keeps out debris
  • Protective toe cap
  • Breathable mesh lining
Merrell mens MOAB 2 WTPF Hiking Shoe, Bark Brown, 7 US
  • Waterproof membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape
  • Pigskin leather and mesh upper
  • Traditional lace closure
  • Bellows tongue keeps out debris
  • Protective toe cap
Merrell Mens CHAM 8 Stretch Hiking Shoe, Black,7
  • Nubuck leather and mesh upper
  • Elastic cord and lock lacing system for a quick secure fit
  • Bellows tongue keeps debris out
  • TPU molded heel counter for security
  • Kinetic Fit BASE removable contoured insole for flexible support
Merrell mens Alverstone Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Castlerock, 7 Wide US
  • Merrell sticky rubber outsole tunes each outsole with durable traction that grips when and where you need it
Merrell mens Trail Glove 6 Sneaker, Black/Gum, 8 US
  • 65% recycled mesh upper
  • 100% recycled laces
  • % Recycled TPU reinforcements
  • 40% recycled mesh lining
  • EVA foam insole with 100% recycled top sheet
Merrell ALVERSTONE J033035 Men's,,7
  • Features suede leather-and-mesh upper traditional lace closure bellows tongue keeps debris out breathable mesh lining protective rubber toe cap Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability Kinetic Fit Base removable contoured insole for flexible support EVA foam midsole for stability and comfort molded nylon arch Shank M Select GRIP tunes each outsole with durable traction that grips when and where you need it 5mm lug depth
Merrell Men's Moab Adventure Lace Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Black, 7.5 W US
  • Nubuck and mesh upper
  • EVA midsole for stability and comfort
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Nylon arch shank
  • Traditional lace closure
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Gtx Hiking Shoe, Beluga, 7.5 W US
  • GORE-TEX waterproof membrane, exceptional breathability and waterproof performance
  • Synthetic leather and mesh upper
  • Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out
  • Molded nylon arch shank
  • Vibram TC5+ sole

Last update on 2022-06-04  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Note that this brand makes hiking shoes for women as well, and here you have them among Amazon bestsellers. Please let me know if you have questions or comments, there is a comment box below.

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