I just bought the Merrel Moab Ventilator Shoes and used them on my Yosemite trip. This is my second pair. My first pair lasted me about 10 years and was very comfortable. The traction is fine for most day hiking and the price is acceptable at $80. I have never overheated in the shoe no matter how hot the conditions. These shoes combined with Ecosox and Amfit Orthotics are a winning combination that will keep you comfortable in all kinds of terrain.
“The highly breathable Merrell® Moab Ventilator mid-height hikers work hard on all your active warm-weather endeavors. Mid-height dura leather/nylon ventilator mesh uppers offer ample breathability, flexibility and support for long-lasting performance. Protective rubber toe bumpers ensure durability and abrasion-resistance; heel loops aid entry. Mesh padded tongue protects instep against lace pressure without inhibiting breathability. Nylon mesh linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for comfort in hot conditions. Removable 4.5mm footbeds are anatomically shaped and add cushioning for improved comfort. Full-length, compression-molded EVA midsoles supply cushioning and support for all-day wear. Air Cushion® heel pockets enhance shock-absorption under heels and help stabilize footstrike. Nylon arch shanks provide extra stability and support. Vibram® Multi-Sport™ outsole with Trek and Super Trek rubber deliver reliable traction on both wet and dry surfaces.”