Our favourite hiking shoes
Over the years I have tried several hiking shoes, but the Merrel Moab are by far the best I have come across. They are extremely supportive and the grip on the sole is excellent for a lot of different terrain - from slick rock to loose gravel. I have a slightly wider foot and these are a very good fit, while a lot of other shoes felt too tight. I purchased these just before a hiking trip in the USA in 2018 and they were incredible. At first I was a bit worried about my ankle stability, because I was used to wearing a higher boot. We had planned on some steeper hikes and I wasn’t sure how they would do on the way down with regards to ankle support. I didn’t have any issues at all and was happy about having more freedom of movement compared to the higher boots that make hiking long distances not as comfortable.
We hiked Half Dome in Yosemite (about 24km and rather steep) and my feet felt perfect throughout and after the hike. There were a lot of other tough full day hikes and these shoes performed so well. I know that they will do well on multi day hikes and am looking forward on testing them out for a longer trek. I have always owned good hiking shoes, but these are definitely the most comfortable.
I highly recommend getting the waterproof version of these. They stay extremely dry and I even find myself wearing them in the snow quite often. - Roman
When you hike the distances that we do, you need quality footwear. My top two favourite brands are Salomon and Merrell. Hands down. They always fit comfortably and they keep me trekking. I always have the problem of finding a shoe that fits my slightly narrow - almost zero arch and that supports my wobbly ankles.
I fell for these women’s Merrell Siren Edge (pictured below) in grey/black and I even wear them out and about in town! When we hiked Half Dome I wore my women’s Salomon Speedtrack Trail Runner (pictured below) and they kept my feet happy even after 27km!! I love the tread because it’s perfect for trail running or just plain hiking; and they grip really well to the forest floor!! - Cecilia