GEAR REVIEW: Merrell Moab FST Low Waterproof Hiking Shoes After 700 Mile

This is a gear review of Merrell’s Moab FST Low profile waterproof hiking shoe after 700 miles of use on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The video review touches on the waterproofness over that period, as well as the exterior construction, tread, and overall build of the shoe.

In short, I would not recommend these shoes to a friend. And I explain why in this video.


trextrextrex says:

supposed to be a 300 mile shoe. Wouldnt expect them to go 700

Joel Gaspar says:

I think if they were made with Goretex it’d be more reliable? Did you get the propriety Dry material version?

James Morrison says:

nice video , I was wondering those tears in the fabric did you hike in a lot of wooded areas with brush causing some of that ? I was considering buying the merrell fabric style this time around but was concerned about the fabric in wooded areas {light use}

therealchickentender says:

You *wouldn’t* recommend them after *700 miles* on a lightweight breathable trail shoe??? What the heck *would* you recommend? 🙂
***Regarding the wearing of the outer-sole in the inner heel —- this happens on narrowly, deeply worn established trails like the PCT where you’re walking essentially inside a small half-pipe, or a large wagon wheel rut for miles and miles and shoes like this one don’t have enough structure to keep the shoe from rolling inward toward the center as you hike and the shoe breaks down. You end up putting weight on the inside instead of the outside (though it seems like it’d be the other way around) and the sole material slowly compresses.

Me Smith says:

any chance you’d sell them merrells?

FixedByDoc . com says:

well Merrell states these shoes are for 300-400 miles at best on trail use… so the fact you got 700 miles is very impressive…

Voodoo8648 says:

This is disappointing to see. 100 miles? I cant find a shoe for the AT 🙁 None of the Salomans come in wide and they’re all soo tight on me 🙁

Allen says:

i got the high cut one, are they as good?

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