So... I've been an old-school leather boots and hickory walking stick kinda guy since forever. I'd always been skeptical of trekking poles, but when I realized that besides just help hiking, I have at least three additional uses for them, I decided to give them a try (multi-function items all the way!). Man, what a difference! Totally sold on trekking poles. So, since I was on the slippery slope, I decided to think about hiking shoes or trail runners instead of my leather boots. I found the Merrell Yokota Trail Ventilators at a local store, and they look like they should be really good. Thing is though, I like to do my research and the situation on the web with these shoes is kind of weird. Merrell doesn't even list them on their web site, but they're sold at a lot of stores... none of them outfitters though... all regular shoe stores. The Merrell site has about 19 different models of the Moab listed, some of them looking very close to the Yokota Trail, but no Yokotas. There are no technical reviews of the Yokota Trail, only customer reviews at regular shoe outlets. There are a bazillion reviews of the Moab. There are no comparisons of the Yokota and Moab. I usually wear a 10, but they seemed a bit snug and the store didn't have a 10 1/2. They ordered the 10 1/2 to be shipped to me, returnable or exchangeable. Should arrive tomorrow. So I've kinda bought them but am not totally committed. Does anyone have any experience with the Merrell Yokota Trail? If so, how have they been and how do they compare to the Moab, which seems to be a very popular and well regarded hiking/backpacking shoe? I'd like to have as much info as possible before deciding whether to keep the shoes that should be coming in the mail tomorrow.