Note: The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator has been replaced by the Merrell Moab 3 The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator is a ventilated hiking shoe made with leather, mesh, and a Vibram sole. They're not quite the trail runners that you find many long-distance hikers wearing, but they're also not quite boots.
Shoes are like love. They are unique to each person, and without them, this cruel world will chew you up (love protects against this happening, right?). During the first few weeks of walking a long-distance trail (such as the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or Continental Divide Trail),
Having put my pancake feet through more than their share of beatings, I am now very aware of what they crave. After a long and tedious search, and after having tested many a pair of shoes on the trails, finally, a shoe has emerged as a clear favorite. The Topo MT. I've put roughly 500 miles on