Since its release in 2007, MERRELL's masterpiece "MOAB" series has sold over 28 million pairs worldwide and continues to lead the hiking scene. A high performance model with updated technology and dedicated to challengers who aim to go one step further in tough environments. “APEX” means “apex,” and we chose the name to ensure that it performs well in any environment and continues to lead the hiking scene. While inheriting the design from the first generation MOAB, we have adopted a design that covers the ankle more than the mid-length type (ankle length) of the regular line, improving support. In addition, the upper is a combination of durable, water-repellent full-grain leather and 100% recycled mesh, and is equipped with Merrell's proprietary moisture-permeable and waterproof membrane. The midsole uses EVA cushioning foam with excellent rebound resilience, Merrell Air Cushion, a proprietary technology that absorbs heel shock and stabilizes walking, and a Lock Plate that protects the foot from thrusts from the ground. This supports smooth and comfortable walking. The outsole uses Merrell's exclusive Vibram TC5+, which boasts excellent durability and grip in the outdoor field. As a sustainable action promoted by MERRELL, the shoelaces, webbing, lining, and footbed cover are made from 100% recycled materials.
[Function/Material] ・M-select DRY Barrier (Dry Barrier) Moisture-permeable and waterproof membrane Merrell's uniquely developed membrane with excellent breathability and waterproofness. ・Water-repellent full-grain leather and mesh upper A combination upper of water-repellent full-grain leather and 100% recycled mesh that is lightweight, breathable, and impervious to water. ・Metal hook A metal hook for passing shoelaces through. ・Recycled shoelaces & webbing Shoelaces and webbing made from 100% recycled materials. - Bellows tongue prevents dirt, pebbles, and water from entering. - Rubber on the toe cap protects your feet from external impacts. ・Recycled fleece lining Fleece lining made from 100% recycled material with excellent heat retention and comfort. ・Recycled mesh footbed cover Highly breathable mesh footbed cover made from 100% recycled materials. ・Recycled EVA foam footbed Removable EVA foam insole made from 50% recycled materials. Improves elasticity and exhibits excellent cushioning properties. - Nylon arch shank A nylon shank that supports the arch (arch of the foot) and is expected to reduce fatigue even when walking for long periods of time. ・Merrell Air Cushion Merrell's unique cushioning system that absorbs the impact on the heel while walking and is expected to reduce fatigue. ・Lock plate The midsole is equipped with a plate that protects the foot from being pushed up from the ground. ・Super rebound compound EVA midsole Adopts an EVA midsole with excellent elasticity and shock absorption. By increasing the durability of the heel, it stabilizes the midfoot and supports smooth transitions of the foot, such as when stepping down. ■ Vibram TC5+ outsole Adopts the world's leading Italian sole manufacturer "Vibram". Merrell's exclusive sole for outdoor activities provides excellent grip and durability.