Chameleon 7 Knit Mid Hiking Boot
Your worn-down hiking boots have seen more than their fair share of trails and peaks, but when they start to have more duct tape than leather on them it may be time to upgrade to the modern performance of the Merrell Chameleon 7 Knit Mid Hiking Boot. Made with an engineered knit upper that strikes an ideal balance between stretch and support, this boot delivers all-day comfort without sacrificing performance or durability on rugged trails. This knit construction extends to the comfortable sock-like bellows tongue, which keeps out trail debris and prevents the need for purchasing an additional gaiter. The lugged outsole is made with a highly-dependable Vibram rubber compound to keep your footing secure in any conditions and on any surface, while a variety of midsole features ensure enough cushioning, stability, and flex to make you forget about those old leather lugs you threw into the donation pile.
- Modern hiking boots with a comfortable knit upper construction
- Vibram outsole grips in variable conditions and terrain
- Engineered knit upper stretches and supports at the same time
- TPU overlays in the upper add necessary structure and stability
- Comfortable sock-like tongue keeps out mud, rocks, and snow
- FlexPlate helps provide stability on rocky and rugged trails
- Rubber toe cap offers forefoot protection from unexpected obstacles
- Anti-odor technology keeps your shoes smelling fresh after long days
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 9.5
I love the way these shoes look and they seem to be put together well. I wear 9.5 in salomon, nike, adidas, salewa, asolo, arcteryx, pretty much everything. I ordered these in 9.5 and they're about a half inch large and slip in the heel. Also, the knit portion is made for people with larger legs, and hangs loose around my legs. I'm sad, but chicken legs aren't Merrell's fault. I'll have to return them. The shoes. Not the chicken legs, stuck with those.
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- Merrell Sizing Notes:
- Merrell boots are designed to fit like your street shoes.
When ordering Merrell boots, shoes, or sandals, you should reference your normal shoe size.
- What to Expect:
- A snug fit in the heel: In a stride, your foot bends at the ball, and the heel tries to pull away from the boot.
Because of Merrell's precise fit, the upper follows the heel. This prevents the slipping and sliding that eventually causes blisters.
Snug over the instep: Besides preventing the toes from sliding forward when you go down hill, a precise instep fit gives you internal control.
When you're standing on sloping rocks, the boot sole doesn't sideslip underneath you.
Toe Room: Merrell gives plenty of room to the toes. This room, combined with a sturdy toe box, protects the toes from getting bashed by rocks.
- Choosing Socks:
- For Hiking Boots choose heavyweight, thick, dense socks, with or without a liner sock.
For Multi-Sport choose light-or medium-weight dense socks.
- Before You Take Your Merrells to the Trail:
- 1) Try your new boots on over the correct sock combination without lacing.
Stand and push your toes forward so they touch the front of the boot.
You should be able to slip one finger into the space behind your heel.
If there isn't enough room, the boot is probably too small and you should try the next half-size larger.
For boots to be used while carrying a moderate-to-heavy pack, a full finger space is recommended.
- 2) Tap your heel back in the heel cup and lace the boot.
The boot should feel snug across the ball, around the instep, and in the heel.
The arch should be comfortably supported and the toes should be free to wiggle and curl.
- 3) To check the fit in the heel, walk up an incline. The heel should lift a maximum of 1/2 inch (1.75cm).
- 4) The toes should not jam into the front of the boot.
Checkthis by walking down an incline or tap your toe lightly into the floor or against the wall. If the boot fits correctly, the toes should gently touch the end of the boot.