Merrell Pathway Moc Review
As the Merrell Jungle Moc has been a staple in many peoples shoe wardrobes, it was only time until Merrell Came out with a similar moc to give a little variety to peoples shoe collections. As a current owner of the Jungle Moc slide on’s that have lasted me 10+ years (still going strong), I thought it would be good to check out the latest edition of Merrell Mocs.
The Pathway Moc by Merrell is an extremely comfortable lightweight moc that works great for summer bbq’s, yet they can hold their own city walking and light hiking. I recently took a trip to the Northwest where I played tourist and I ended up doing a lot of walking. Not only did I use the Pathway Moc’s because they were comfortable, but I also really like the styling to these shoes. They have a low cut making them look good with both shorts and pants. The suede in the Pathway has a clean look, yet it has a hint of outdoorsiness to it. The rubber sole in the toe of the Pathway Moc comes up and over part of the toe box as shown in the pictures. This gives the shoe some flair and function as this area often gets most dirty and it also helps protect your feet and shoes from getting wet when stepping in a puddle. I found this to be true when I was doing some light hiking in Portland, OR.
While playing tourist, I walked about 6-10 miles a day in the Pathway Moc’s and while my feet were a little sore from being upright for a long time, I thought they performed just fine. They don’t have the support of a Chaco per-se, but if you don’t need a ton of support, they should be just fine. I think they work great as a travel companion as well. A shoe that is lightweight, compact, looks fashionable with a number of outfits, and can handle multiple terrains is a good travel partner in my mind. They also feel really nice to slip into after more rigorous activities when your feet swell. Since the Pathway Moc is pretty roomy on the inside, it should be able to accommodate most foot volumes. The Merrell Pathway Moc retails for $85 and if you can get half as many miles and years as you can in the Jungle Moc, I think these shoes are an excellent deal! For more information, please visit Merrell.com