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Cicada

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
Finally time to say goodbye to my beloved Merrill Moabs!!!! After
2 Caminos and many other shorter walks with no blisters or foot problems they' ve finally taken their last step.
Good news is that I have a brand new pair ready to go and if they serve me as well as these I'll be very happy 1800 k pretty good I reckon Cheer Roger
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Caligal

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CP April 2019
Finally time to say goodbye to my beloved Merrill Moabs!!!! After
2 Caminos and many other shorter walks with no blisters or foot problems they' ve finally taken their last step.
Good news is that I have a brand new pair ready to go and if they serve me as well as these I'll be very happy 1800 k pretty good I reckon Cheer Roger
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I 💜 my Merrill moabs as well, no blisters either. Wondering if i should chance a 2nd camino with them you have given me the confidence to go for it! Thanks
 

Cicada

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
I 💜 my Merrill moabs as well, no blisters either. Wondering if i should chance a 2nd camino with them you have given me the confidence to go for it! Thanks
1stCamino was the Frances the 2nd was Portuguese so that's a bit over a 1000k I've had them for 5 years so figure about it ,1800k all up!!!
 

kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP('15)
St Olavs Way Norway('16)
88 Temples Japan('17)
PWC & VF(2019)
Mozarabe & VdlP(2020)
Finally time to say goodbye to my beloved Merrill Moabs!!!! After
2 Caminos and many other shorter walks with no blisters or foot problems they' ve finally taken their last step.
Good news is that I have a brand new pair ready to go and if they serve me as well as these I'll be very happy 1800 k pretty good I reckon Cheer Roger
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They still look pretty good to me...seems a decent amount of tread left. Could they possibly have a happy retirement as yard work shoes? 😏
Probably raises a good question; how does everyone dispose of their faithful footwear?
It never feels right just putting them in the bin...they deserve a better end than that.
If they've served their purpose, I try to leave them at my walk's destination or at a place of travel ie train station or airport.
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My trusty Salomons after 2100+ km worth of Via Francigena. They sadly made it no closer to home than Rome Termini stazione!
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Finally time to say goodbye to my beloved Merrill Moabs!!!! After 2 Caminos and many other shorter walks with no blisters or foot problems they' ve finally taken their last step.

Good news is that I have a brand new pair ready to go and if they serve me as well as these I'll be very happy 1800 k pretty good I reckon Cheer Roger
This is good news for me. I bought a pair recently with the intent of using them for my upcoming camino. I've had no breaking in problems with them even on four hour hikes. It's likely that they may be the only shoe I take. They are slightly wide for my slightly narrow feet making them feel really comfortable when tied loosely but they cinch up tightly to prevent my feet from sliding around when walking.
 

Cicada

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
They still look pretty good to me...seems a decent amount of tread left. Could they possibly have a happy retirement as yard work shoes? 😏
Probably raises a good question; how does everyone dispose of their faithful footwear?
It never feels right just putting them in the bin...they deserve a better end than that.
If they've served their purpose, I try to leave them at my walk's destination or at a place of travel ie train station or airport.
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My trusty Salomons after 2100+ km worth of Via Francigena. They sadly made it no closer to home than Rome Termini stazione!
👣 🌏
The upper is coming away from the sole so yep they're done
Thinking of using them in the garden maybe as flower pots for a pair lovely red gerainiums!
 

Caligal

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CP April 2019
1stCamino was the Frances the 2nd was Portuguese so that's a bit over a 1000k I've had them for 5 years so figure about it ,1800k all up!!!
Perfect my 1st camino was the Frances my 2nd in Sept/ Oct will be part Frances part Portuguese. Having read lots about the CP cobblestone can I ask how they worked out there? I was going to wear on them on the Frances to Sarria then send them to Ivar, do the CP from Porto in trail runners then retreive them for Finisterre, Muxia. Is all that necessary? Thanks for your input. Dee
 

Cicada

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
Hi Dee. Yes the cobblestones are a bit of a pain take care as the Portuguese drivers travel at the same speed as they would on the highway.As for boots you'll need them to have a fair amount of tread.As for ankle support the PC is far less hilly terrain than the CF so your plan soundsfine to me. We walked in early September last year it was very hot and very busy but later on in the month it cooled off and quieted down
Buen camino
 

jmcarp

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2013
Camino del Norte a Chimayó (USA), 2015
Camino Portugues, 2017
I'm also a Moab fan. I'm on my second pair of high top waterproofs for winter and second pair of low-top ventilators for summer, with probably 1500 km on each pair and never a blister. I've been tempted to switch to lighter trail runners, but as my pappy once said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The stiffer soles of the Moabs are foot savers on the Portuguese cobblestone roads.
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
Wore Moabs on two Camino Frances. No complaints. Gave me the cushioning and stability I need as a bigger guy. Good grippy vibram soles. I used an aftermarket insole. They were of the non-waterproof variety, shoes not boots and both times were worn during the summer months. Very dry and very warm conditions. For me, one Camino Frances was about all they were good for. Possibly could have gotten another Camino out of each pair, but I ended up wearing them for other things like working outside and other shorter hikes and even canoe trips, so when time came to walk a Camino again I just purchased a new set.
I would guess that between walking the Camino and for work, I have gone through six pairs of Merrell Moabs over the years.
 

Bob from L.A. !

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016. Camino Norte 2018. Many more to come in my future God willing !
It's always tough to part ways with old friends, who have loved you unconditionally through the years...
 

gerardcarey

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF x2, CPL
There's a reason Merrell Moabs are available in such a wide range of models, sizes, soles, fabrics, colors and widths.
It's because they sell a lot of them, and haven done for years.
It doesn't stretch the brain overly much to figure out why that would be.
Regards
Gerard
 

Cicada

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances St Jean -Santiago April -June 2017
Portugues September 2018
There's a reason Merrell Moabs are available in such a wide range of models, sizes, soles, fabrics, colors and widths.
It's because they sell a lot of them, and haven done for years.
It doesn't stretch the brain overly much to figure out why that would be.
Regards
Gerard
That's true Geràrd they are very popular on the Caminos as are Osprey backpacks but I guess that's a thread for another time
 

Mooncat

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (Fall 2015)
Alas, I do not share the love for Merrell Moabs. I used them for short hikes and on my daily walks of several miles for 2 years without a problem. But, after fewer than 10 days of daily Camino walking, of 8 hrs per day, my feet were beat to a pulp. I could feel every pebble, like I was barefoot. Am now in stiffer soles.
 

Tony Hutt

Love a good walk!
Camino(s) past & future
Saint Jean to Santiago - 09/10 2017
Santiago to Finisterre - 05 2019
I am also a big fan of Merrell Moabs and am on my 3rd pair of mids. That said, I did not use them on the Camino and would not wear them when mountain walking. They are light and comfortable over normal terrain but not great on slopes, particularly when going downhill and over rough ground. I chose a pair of Scarpa Zen approach shoes for the Camino Frances, basically became they gave my feet greater support. Each to their own.😬
 

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