My feet are forever in my debt after I treated them to the brilliantly comfortable Merrell Moab 3 walking shoes earlier this year, and now they're cheaper than ever thanks to an 18% discount in the Amazon Prime Day sales.
During a gruelling testing process which saw me take the brand's "out-the-box comfort" claims to their limit with a tricky 10km trek, they delivered at every turn to keep my feet blissfully blister free – no wonder they're ranked top in our roundup of the best shoes for walking.
So, with a limited time offer pulling their price from $110 down to $89.99, we would definitely recommend making the most of this healthy $20 saving – find out more about the deal below.
Amazon Prime Day Merrell Moab 3 Hiking Shoe
As someone who loves nothing more than exploring new places, my weekends can involve anything from summitting mountains to seeking out hidden wild swimming spots. It goes without saying, then, that I need to know my walking shoes won't let me down.
Fortunately, my latest foray into the world of walking footwear took every terrain and gradient in their stride, earning them a full complement of five stars out of five in our Merrell Moab 3 review.
Their comfort is their stand-out selling point, with the cushioned heel and tongue providing a plush fit that cradled my feet from first wear, ensuring there was no need for a break-in period to avoid dreaded rubbing. They have a sneaker-esque low ankle, making them much easier to slip in and out of than a classic walking boot. However, their pig suede leather and breathable mesh upper provides the midfoot support you would expect from more traditional hiking footwear, preventing feet from aching or feeling fatigued on lengthy hikes.
I was wowed by the incredible grip of the hardy Vibram TC5+ outsole too. Whether I was walking on wet grass, loose gravel or dirt tracks, I could plant my feet with confidence. And anyone familiar with Vibram's sterling reputation knows their sturdy soles are built to last – making the new sub-$100 price tag all the more appealing.
If that isn't enough, they fit true to size and have a welcome layer of cushioning under the heel that put an extra spring in my step.
The grooved outsole has a tendency to pick up mud, but as gripes go this is a minor inconvenience. Aside from this, we couldn't find fault in the Merrell Moab 3 Walking Shoes.
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Harry Bullmore is a Fitness Writer for Fit&Well and its sister site Coach, covering accessible home workouts, strength training session, and yoga routines. He joined the team from Hearst, where he reviewed products for Men's Health, Women's Health, and Runner's World. He is passionate about the physical and mental benefits of exercise, and splits his time between weightlifting, CrossFit, and gymnastics, which he does to build strength, boost his wellbeing, and have fun.
Harry is a NCTJ-qualified journalist, and has written for Vice, Learning Disability Today, and The Argus, where he was a crime, politics, and sports reporter for several UK regional and national newspapers.
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