The Merrell + Outdoor Voices Moab 2 Mid Eco ($140) has all the qualities you want in a hiking boot. They come in two new colors (Lava and Limestone), and they’re durable, waterproof, and use eco-friendly materials. There’s recycled content in the laces, footbeds, and midsoles, recycled polyester in the mesh and webbing, and wool in the tongue. And my favorite part: The foam midsole is made with 10 percent algae biomass, which restores the environment when it’s harvested, transforming green water into clean water during the process.
Aside from the top-notch quality that’ll allow you to wear them for years, they’re also great for beginners. You don’t need to break them in like most options you’ll find; they’re comfortable straight out of the box. They also have the Merrell Air Cushion in the heel, which absorbs shock and adds stability—something my sometimes-clumsy self appreciates. If you want to try the hiking boot for yourself, shop the two new options below.
Shop the new Merrell and Outdoor Voices hiking boots
1. Moab 2 Mid Eco Waterproof in Lava, $140
The red and orange hues of this hiking boot will have you feeling fierce as you take on the trails.
Shop now: Moab 2 Mid Eco Waterproof in Lava, $140
If you’re more into neutrals, grab this pair that brightens up the tan base with a pop of color.
Shop now: Moab 2 Mid Eco Waterproof in Limestone, $140
Do these foot mobility stretches before a big hike:
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