A Review of Merrell Vibram Women’s Shoes

Thinking of getting Merrell Vibram women’s shoes? For as long as I have known the brand, Merrell has been associated with the outdoors and with outdoor lovers. They offer a huge range of products for adventures and outdoor lovers to chase their thrill freely.

Merrell is one of the most recognizable brands in the hiking shoe market. Their Merrell women’s Vibram shoes are the ones we are looking at in this article. The Vibram soles are a staple of the brand. Great attention to detail goes into the creation of every shoe. As the saying goes, “the devil is in the detail.”

This article will review Merrell women’s Vibram shoes for you. We will cover them in enough detail without giving you too much reading to do. You should know which one best suits your needs.

Merrell Vibram Shoes

Moab 2 MOTHER OF ALL BOOTS

These Merrell Vibram boots have an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. It gives you great comfort while you go about your outdoor activities. The synthetic leather is long-lasting. There’s also a beautiful grove pattern by Vibram to enhance traction.

With these on, you may understand why Moab is called “the mother of all boots.” The boot has a GORE-TEX membrane to enhance breathability. It is also waterproof.

They have a protective rubber cap and a foam tongue. The foam tongue eliminates moisture. An air cushion that enhances stability and absorbs hits in the heel is also present.

The EVA midsole also enhances comfort and stability. With its breathable mesh lining, you can be sure that you will be comfortable however long you wear this pair of boots.

You can get these in six different colours. These include Beluga, Beluga/ Olive, Black, and Black/Baja.

Key Features

  1. 100% Suede Leather, Mesh
  2. Vibram sole
  3. Leather & Mesh Upper
  4. Vibram Outsole
  5. Waterproof
  6. Nylon Arch Shank
  7. Air Cushion Comfort
  8. Protective rubber toe cap

Pros

  • Takes on all sorts of weather, including snow.
  • Waterproof and lightweight.
  • Break-in usually not necessary.
  • Durable
  • Arch Support

Cons

  • Some users have reported size and waterproof issues

Average Rating

4.3 out of 5.0 stars

Chameleon 7 Gore-Tex

This boot has an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. It is adaptable to a wide range of environments and weather. With inspiration from the GORE-TEX hiker, it offers stability, ultra-light construction, and protection.

The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable. It is made using mesh on the upper side and suede leather to enhance its durability and comfortability. Your feet will always be protected using the rubber toe cap.

The air cushion by Merrell enhances stability while absorbing all shock in the heel. The EVA midsole offers comfort and extra stability. Lightweight by Flex Plate offers torsional rigidity which is tuned until its use is over.

The outsole is made by Vibram who delivers grip and traction. The shoe is available in four different colours namely Ice, Black, Merrell Stone, and Slate.

Key Features

  1. Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
  2. Merrell Air Cushion – Shock-absorbing heel
  3. Outer Material: Nubuck Leather
  4. Sole: Gum Rubber
  5. Closure: Lace-Up
  6. Lightweight moulded EVA midsole for cushioning
  7. Vibram outsole provides durability and traction
  8. Ultra-lightweight protective plate for stability
  9. Weight = 736g

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable

Cons

  • So far so good.

Average Rating

4.6 out of 5.0 stars

Chameleon 7 Mid GORE-TEX

This has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. It is adaptable to a wide range of environments and weather. Since the GORE-TEX hiker inspires it, it comes with great features such as stability, ultra-light construction, and protection.

The Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable. It is made using mesh on the upper side and suede leather to enhance its durability and comfortability. Your feet will always be protected using the rubber toe cap.

The air cushion by Merrell enhances stability while absorbing all shock in the heel. The EVA midsole offers comfort and extra stability. The boot comes with a moulded TPU heel to enhance stability.

Lightweight by Flex Plate offers torsional rigidity which is tuned until its use is over. The outsole is made by Vibram and so you will have grip and traction. The shoe is available in two colours namely the Merrell Stone and Ice.

Key Features

  • Outer Material: Leather
  • Inner Material: Textile
  • Sole: Gum Rubber
  • Closure: Lace-Up
  • Shoe Width: Normal

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Supportive

Cons

  • Not great for harsh weather

Average Rating

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Merrell Ice Pack Polar Waterproof

This boot received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. This shoe is perfect for winter due to its M Select ICE outsole and M Select WARM to keep your feet comfortable and warm.

It has nice upper waterproof leather that is durable. Its lace system is traditional thus giving it a sleek look. It also has a removable kinetic fit base insole to enhance flexibility.

The M Select ICE outsole is made for the winter. It enhances traction in cold weather and slippery surfaces. The shoe is available in two colours namely black and espresso.   

All Out Blaze Mid 2 GORE-TEX

This boot received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. This boot is very comfortable because it has been made using high-quality materials. It has air cushioning which responds from the inside out.

The shoe is made using the Gore-Tex membrane which waterproof and offers great breathability. The traditional lacing closure is amazing. With this boot, you will never have shoe odour due to its M Select fresh antimicrobial agent.

The Merrell air cushion and the EVA midsole enhance comfortability by absorbing shock in the heel and enhancing stability. The shoe is available in three different colours, namely the Berry, Dark Olive, and Pewter.

Key Features

  1. Mesh upper. M-select fresh antimicrobial reduces shoe odour
  2. GORE-TEX waterproof membrane, exceptional breathability and waterproof performance.
  3. Outer Material: Leather
  4. Inner Material: Manmade
  5. Sole: Gum Rubber
  6. Closure: Lace-Up
  7. Heel Type: Flat
  8. Traditional lace closure. Bellows tongue keeps debris out. Protective die cut toe cap.
  9. FIT.ECO blended EVA contoured footbed with organic odour control. Moulded nylon arch shank
  10. Merrell Air Cushion Viz with high rebound EVA foam pod in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability. Compression-moulded EVA midsole for stability and comfort. Vibram TC5+. 4.5mm lug depth

Pros

  • Stylish looking
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Not as durable as expected
  • A little on the tight side

Average Rating

4.4 out of 5.0 stars

Moab FS 2 Mid GORE-TEX

This boot received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. It gives you great comfort when you perform your outdoor activities. It has a long-lasting synthetic leather and a beautiful grove pattern by Vibram to enhance traction.

The midsole is light and has an athletic styling to make your feet comfortable. Once you wear it, you will understand why Moab is called the mother of all boots. The boot has a GORE-TEX membrane to enhance breathability and making it waterproof.

It has a protective rubber cap, a foam tongue that eliminates moisture, and an air cushion that enhances stability, comfort and absorbs hits in the heel.  The EVA midsole also enhances comfort and stability.

With its breathable mesh lining, you can be sure that you will be comfortable however long you wear this pair of boots. It is available in three different colors: Black, Black/Granite, and Granite/Shark.

Key Features

  • 100% Leather and Textile
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 4.25″ from arch
  • Vibram MegaGrip for the best combination of traction and durability on wet or dry surfaces
  • Kinetic Fit BASE insole is contoured like your foot and provides flexible, intuitive support for the connected and protected movement

Pros

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Good arch support

Cons

  • The lacing hasn’t failed yet but does not look like it will last.

Average Rating

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Cedrus Convertible

This shoe received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. You may have thought that you would spend your day on the beach sunbathing and swimming but it turned out you had a crazy urge to hike.

The Cedrus is ideal to keep your feet protected and comfortable during moments like this. Its upper part is made of synthetic leather for sports. It is lined with neoprene for extra comfort.

It also ensures your foot fits well using its hook and loop instep and the closure system for your forefoot.

Its EVA foot frame has a comfort footbed to enhance the comfort of your feet the entire time. The shoe has a Merrell air cushion system to enhance stability and absorb shock in the heel. It is available in one colour which is Aluminum/Coral.

Key Features

  • Synthetic
  • Durable rubber outsole with lug tread pattern for traction

Pros

  • Simple design
  • Very comfortable
  • Airy
  • Adjustable straps

Cons

  • A bulgy feel on the arch at times
  • Straps could have been a little longer

Average Rating

4.9 out of 5.0 stars

Kahuna III

This shoe received a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The Kahuna III is the ideal shoe to wear on the edge of the water. If you love aquatic nature and adventure, this is the shoe for you. Its upper part is made of pig suede which enhances durability.

It is lined with neoprene for extra comfort. The lining contains an antimicrobial solution to protect your feet.  It also ensures your foot fits well using its hook and loop instep and the closure system for your forefoot.

Its EVA foot frame has a comfortable footbed to enhance the comfort of your feet the entire time. The shoe has a Merrell air cushion system to enhance stability and absorb shock in the heel. It is available in one colour, which is Classic Taupe.

Key Features

  • Rubber sole
  • Suede Upper – Provides maximum comfort
  • Hook and Loop Closure System – For quick adjustability
  • Lycra Neoprene Lining – For padded comfort treated with Aegis antimicrobial solution
  • External TPU Heel Stability Arm – Provides stability on rough, uneven terrain.
  • Merrell Air Cushion in the Heel – Absorbs shock and adds stability

Pros

  • Clearly well made
  • Shock Absorbers

Cons

  • The grip is quite poor on wet surfaces.

Average Rating

5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Moab FST 2 Low GORE-TEX

This boot received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This boot gives you great comfort when you perform your outdoor activities. It has a long-lasting synthetic leather and a beautiful grove pattern by Vibram to enhance traction.

The midsole is light and has an athletic styling to make your feet comfortable. It has a Nubuk leather and breathable upper mesh to enhance comfort. Its Kinetic fit BASE insole enhances flexibility, supported movement and protection.

The M-Select antimicrobial agents eliminate shoe odour. It has a protective rubber cap, a foam tongue that eliminates moisture and an air cushion that enhances stability, comfort and absorbs hits in the heel.

You can be sure that you will be comfortable however long you wear this pair of boots. It is currently available in Black colour only.

4.7 out of 5.0 stars

Ontario Mid Waterproof

This boot received a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This shoe is adaptable to a wide range of environments and weather. It is nostalgic and clean, and ideal for hikers. It comes with great features such as stability, ultra-light construction, and protection.

It has the M Select Fresh has antimicrobial agents which eliminate shoe odour. It is made using mesh on the upper side and full leather to enhance its durability and comfortability. The lacing system is made of hook and rings to secure your feet.

Your feet will also be protected using the rubber toe cap. The air cushion by Merrell enhances stability while absorbing all shock in the heel. The Merrell kinetic insole offers comfort and extra stability.

The boot comes with a moulded TPU heel to enhance stability. Lightweight by Flex Plate offers torsional rigidity which is tuned until its use is over. The outsole is made by Vibram and so you will have grip and traction. The shoe is available in four colours namely the Boulder, Black, Olive and Otter.

All Out Blaze 2 GORE-TEX

This shoe has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. It provides great comfort when you perform your outdoor activities. It has synthetic leather that is long-lasting and a beautiful grove pattern by Vibram to enhance traction.

The midsole is light and has an athletic styling to make your feet comfortable. Once you wear it, you will understand why Moab is called the mother of all boots. The boot has a GORE-TEX membrane to enhance breathability and making it waterproof.

It has a protective rubber cap, a foam tongue that eliminates moisture, and an air cushion that enhances stability, comfort and absorbs hits in the heel.  The fitting ECO blended EVA eliminates organic odor.

The EVA midsole enhances comfort and stability. With its breathable mesh lining, you can be sure that you will be comfortable however long you wear this pair of boots. The boot is available in four different colors: Berry, Dark Olive, Merrell Tan, and Pewter.

4.2 out of 5.0 stars

Vapor Glove 3 Luna Leather

This shoe has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. It has minimal cushioning. This gives you a close connection to the terrain you are treading on. It features enhances flexibility which keeps your feet’s nerves engaged.

Its flexibility enables it to fit in small traveling bags. The upper part is made of leather which enhances durability. The shoe has a well-patterned Vibram outsole on the sole to give you more traction when walking or performing outdoor activities.

Their grip also enhances the durability of the shoe. The upper part is made using breathable mesh to ensure your feet are as comfortable as possible to do a wide variety of activities. You can get it in 3 different colors; Black, Pomegranate, and Dusty Olive.

Key Features

  • 100% Leather
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
  • TrailProtect Pad underfoot for Protection
  • Vibram TC5 Outsole
  • Breathable Mesh Lining
  • Full Grain Leather Upper
  • Zero Drop

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Good waterproofing
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Laces could be stronger

Average Rating

4.3 out of 5.0 stars

FAQs

How long do minimalist running shoes last?

A good pair of minimalist running shoes like the Merrell Trail Glove 4 is made of long-lasting materials that should last you a good 300 to 500 miles.

Why do some shoes grow mold? They grow mold because they probably have a lot of moisture inside of them. The user may not be drying them completely after use. Always wear dry shoes to avoid fungal infections.

Can shoes be recycled? Yes! Most types of shoes can be recycled because they are made using biodegradable products.

What should I do when shoes start smelling? Shoes start smelling either because of foot infection or dump shoes. Every time you clean your shoes, ensure they dry completely before wearing them. Never wear closed shoes when your feet are still wet to avoid athlete foot and other infections.

Conclusion

Merrell makes shoes that fit the needs of a wide range of clientele, from runners who like their shoes breathable and supportive to dancers who need protective and versatile shoes, Merrell has it. When it comes to price, Merrell barefoot and minimalist shoes offer great value with their best-fit, strong support, and zero-drop features that make it all worth the cost.

A Review of Merrell Vibram Women's Shoes - EWF

We look at the Merrell Vibram Women's shoes range. There are various pairs, with different designs and features that we have considered in this article.

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