Merrell MOAB or Salomon Boots?

So it's that time again, and just checking Promotive and Nelson Co, doesn't seem to be much out there? The Forces line doesn't seem to be available online @ Promotive? and is Nelson Co still a vendor on here? 

I've read some very "mixed" reviews on on the MOAB boots? , some saying there are not "waterproof"? any "end users" care to chime in? I really only have experience with Danner & Salomon

Any "leads" or updates would be appreciated, Stay Safe troops 

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I love my Merrell's...I have not had a pair I didn't like.  I'm on my second pair of Ventilators and need to replace my Goretex MOAB's now as well.   Anything Merrell fits me like a glove in 11.5, but they simply aren't a to-hell-and-back shoe my Salomon's are.  Don't get me wrong, I wear the piss out of my 2x MOAB's so it was inevitable and they've been all over the country.  Shoes are perishable...but some more than others.  

Salomon's have been hit or miss for me.  The Quest 4D's have been stellar so long as it's not too hot.  However, I have noticed that my older gen boots feel just a little better than the newer gen/Forces model if I'm going to get nitpicky.  I even went through the hassle of getting a duplicate old gen pair in my size from across the pond I like my old Salomon's so much. 

The GTX's were another story.  It seems that 1/2 of the Salomon models I've tried feel great, the other half pinch, poke or hurt my feet some how. 

To clarify..."Promotive"  became "Experticity" which became "Expert voice".   Be aware there are deals to be had there (Merrell is usually one worth it) but do shop around before pulling the trigger.  I know the Merrell program won't take returns.  

"Pain, we endure...faulty weaponry, we do not."

pointblank4445 posted:

I love my Merrell's...I have not had a pair I didn't like.  I'm on my second pair of Ventilators and need to replace my Goretex MOAB's now as well.   Anything Merrell fits me like a glove in 11.5, but they simply aren't a to-hell-and-back shoe my Salomon's are.  Don't get me wrong, I wear the piss out of my 2x MOAB's so it was inevitable and they've been all over the country.  Shoes are perishable...but some more than others.  

Salomon's have been hit or miss for me.  The Quest 4D's have been stellar so long as it's not too hot.  However, I have noticed that my older gen boots feel just a little better than the newer gen/Forces model if I'm going to get nitpicky.  I even went through the hassle of getting a duplicate old gen pair in my size from across the pond I like my old Salomon's so much. 

The GTX's were another story.  It seems that 1/2 of the Salomon models I've tried feel great, the other half pinch, poke or hurt my feet some how. 

To clarify..."Promotive"  became "Experticity" which became "Expert voice".   Be aware there are deals to be had there (Merrell is usually one worth it) but do shop around before pulling the trigger.  I know the Merrell program won't take returns.  

..ever look into Lowa's?...they've been stellar for me as a light assault boot alternatives for my Merrel and Salomons..

 

 

SWAT experience and general daily wear..

Summer time daily wear - Salomon Speed-cross with or without socks they are awesome 

fall winter Salomon XA Pro Mid 

the only issue ive had is the speedlace tensioner coming loose on just one very annoying having to constantly tighten them and a no go for duty

 Best that ive had for SWAT were LOWA Zephyr...durable like the Salomon XA but lighter and as comfortable 

merrills wear out way to fast for me so i stick with Salomon now

 

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