Merrell Moab 3 Sizing Guide w/ Photos [Fit Big or Small?]


This Merrell Moab 3 Sizing Guide uses direct comparison photos where I put my Merrell Moab 3 shoes next to other popular shoes so you can see the difference in sizing. I will also discuss things like width, flexibility, and sole height. After trying these shoes, do Merrell Moab 3 run big or small?

Merrell Moab 3 shoes fit true to size for most people. They have a sizing length that is very comparable to other popular shoe brands, although it should be noted that the Merrell Moab 3 has a wider, roomier design compared to athletic shoes. I would suggest you view these side-by-side comparison photos where I compare Merrell Moab 3 sizing to the sizing of other popular brands. You can also view this video where I check for heel slippage in the Moab 3 and you can click here to learn more about the width of Merrell Moab 3 shoes.

As I mentioned above, Merrell Moab 3 sizing length is very comparable to other popular shoe brands, but I did find them to have a wider, roomier fit. For example, below is a photo of my Merrell Moab 3 shoes compared to Nike Air Max sizing:

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As you can see, the length is similar, but they are built with a wider design.

However, I did find Merrell Moab 3 shoes to be built very similar to other types of hiking shoes. For example, here are my Merrell Moab 3 shoes (on the right) compared to Columbia Redmond hiking shoes:

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Let’s start this Merrell Moab 3 Sizing Guide by looking at other helpful direct side-by-side comparison photos of my Merrell Moab 3 shoes compared to other popular shoes. Then let’s discuss how design specs of this shoe differ from other options.

All photos below use a size 12 men’s shoe.

Merrell Moab 3 Sizing Photos

Merrell Moab 3 vs Columbia Redmond Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Adidas 2k Boost Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Keen Targhee 3 Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Crocs Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Skechers Afterburn Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs New Balance 1300 Hiker Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Timberland Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Hoka Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs New Balance Fresh Foam 860 Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Nike Air Max Excee Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Under Armour Charged Bandit Trek Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Merrell Oakcreek Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Merrell Alverstone Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 (left) vs Moab 2 Sizing

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Asics Sizing

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Do Merrell Moab 3 Shoes Fit Wide or Narrow?

In my experience, Merrell Moab 3 shoes have a wide, roomy design. For example, here are my Merrell Moab 3 shoes compared to Nike Air Max shoes:

merrell-moab-3-vs-nike-air-max-sizing

As you can see, the length is similar, but they are built with a wider design.

But I did find Merrell Moab 3 shoes to have a similar width compared to other types of hiking shoes. For example, here are my Merrell Moab 3 shoes (on the right) compared to Columbia Redmond hiking shoes:

merrell-moab-3-vs-columbia-redmond-sizing

To give you a better idea how wide Merrell Moab 3 shoes are, here are my Merrell Merrell Moab 3 shoes (in standard width) compared to Nike Air Monarch 4E Extra Wide shoes:

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Yes, the Moab 3 is offered in wide sizing in case you need even more space in the forefoot.

Merrell Moab 3 Fit with Movement

Here is how the Merrell Moab 3 reacts on my foot as I move (I ordered my normal sizing):

I personally do not experience any heel slippage when I move in these Moab 3 shoes.

The Merrell Moab 3 shoes have comfortable padding around the collar which helps provide a secure fit. Here is a look at the collar of my shoes:

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How Flexible are Merrell Moab 3 Shoes?

Flexibility can play a large role in the fit and comfort of a shoe.

One thing I really like about the Merrell Moab 3 shoes is despite being durable hiking shoes, they are very flexible on the foot.

In the videos below, I tried to capture how flexible these shoes are:

Merrell Moab 3 On Foot

Here I am wearing my Merrell Moab 3 shoes, which I found to have a true-to-size, comfortable fit:

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Merrell Moab 3 vs Moab 2 Sizing

I found the Moab 3 to have a similar fit as the Moab 2. To read more about the Moab 2, visit my Merrell Moab 2 Sizing page. Here is a look at my Moab 3 compared to my Moab 2 (Moab 3 on left):

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Merrell Moab 3 Sizing Height

When I measured my Merrell Moab 3 size 12 shoe, I found the heel to measure approximately 2 inches. Here is a look at mine:

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Merrell Moab 3 Sizing Conclusion

In my experience, the Merrell Moab 3 sizing fits true to size regarding length. When I compared the sizing of the Moab 3 to the sizing of other popular shoes, I found the length to be very similar.

But it is important to note that the Merrell Moab 3 does have a wide, roomy design. The width is wider than most types of athletic shoes, but comparable to other types of hiking boots. This is where you can read more about the width sizing of Merrell Moab 3 shoes.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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