Speed hiking and trekking with the Merrell Moab Women’s Speed Altitude shoe

The UK’s unpredictable weather can make hiking challenging, not only for the hiking itself but for the preparation of clothing and footwear. At BCH Camping we always advocate layering clothing to be able to switch between different levels of warmth and weather protection. For footwear, the message is simple. If your walking shoes or boots are waterproof and breathable you are prepared for all eventualities.

Footwear manufacturers focus on versatility. They know that the needs of walkers can be very personal, or changeable due to conditions, so they try to offer many different solutions in one shoe. This is very much the case with the Merrell Moab Women’s Speed Altitude shoe. Here, Merrell have come up with a hybrid design that ticks many hiking boxes.

The Merrell Moab Women’s Speed GTX Altitude shoe

The Moab Women’s Speed GTX Altitude shoe is a lightweight, all-terrain shoe for hiking, trekking and speed hiking. It combines protection, comfort and grip and keeps feet dry and cool throughout the toughest of hiking days.

This season’s Moab Speed GTX Altitude walking shoe is a hybrid upgrade on the original design with the addition of a Vibram Traction lug outsole.

Vibram Traction lug outsole

Designed for added traction and stability, the Vibram Traction lug outsole was developed for extremely slippery terrain. The durable rubber forms a bond with the ground to anchor you into place. The rubber is extremely robust and keeps its strong shape and structure despite the constant pounding against hard ground.
Vibram traction ensures a multi-directional grip on varied terrain. The 4mm lugs (indentations) dig deep into the ground when braking and changing direction, anchoring the foot into wet and muddy ground.

Other key features of the Merrell Moab Women’s Speed GTX Altitude shoe

GORE-TEX® membrane

GORE-TEX is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable fabric membrane. GORE-TEX footwear technology makes the shoe waterproof to keep feet dry and comfortable by allowing moisture to escape. GORE-TEX is designed for a wide range of activities and hikes of any distance, regardless of the weather conditions.

FloatPro® foam midsole

A Merrell signature feature, FloatPro® foam offers lightweight, supreme cushioning and support to the arch of the foot and the heel. It holds the foot in place for smoother movement and protection against discomfort and injury.

EVA foam insole

Like the midsole, the EVA foam insole is comfortable and supportive. Made from a combination of high density and low density polyethylene material, the EVA foam insole is durable and offers welcome stability.

Foot protection

Merrell have foot protection all wrapped up. To protect the soles of the feet when running there is a rock plate embedded between the outsole and midsole of the shoe.
For added defence against rough terrain, the shoe also has a padded collar to protect the ankles, and a protective toe cap.

Eco-friendly features of the Merrell Moab Women’s Speed GTX Altitude shoe

Vibram Ecostep

Vibram’s Ecostep in the outsole is a rubber compound made of 30% recycled material collected during the outsole manufacturing process.

Laces and mesh lining

The laces and mesh lining are made from 100% recycled materials.

EVA foam insole

The top sheet of the EVA foam insole is 50% recycled.

Vegan friendly

The Merrell Moab Women’s Speed GTX Altitude shoe is vegan friendly.

Reviews of the Morrel Moab Women’s Speed GTX Altitude shoe

“Love the way these fit and that they are waterproof, I wore them hiking in Buffalo NY, they are great in rough terrain.”
“Fantastic shoes. Really comfortable from the first wear and supportive enough for my dodgy ankle while running off road. No wet feet yet either! Would definitely recommend.”
“Love these shoes, no breaking in time. I wear them hiking, dog walking and everyday this fall. They are water proof so far and they are very light, very comfortable.”

The Merrell Moab brand

Merrell Moab has been the choice of hikers for over a decade, making it a best-selling brand. Merrell Moab is famed for comfort, durability and versatility, credited with getting 20 million people to enjoy the outdoors.
The Moab Speed is the brand’s lightweight, protective hybrid that is designed to boost confidence when faced with the toughest of trails.

Get in touch

The team at BCH Camping can give you great advice on all aspects of footwear, clothing and backpack travel essentials to prepare you for hiking, trekking and speed-hiking.
If you would like any further information, please contact us at websales@bchcamping.co.uk or by calling 01225 764977.
Remember, the adventure starts at BCH Camping!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

December 21 2021 | Garth
Filed under: Boots, equipment, Feature, Footwear, guide, Product, reviews

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