Chameleon 7 Knit Mid Hiking Boot
Who says that all day peak-bagging hikes have to be uncomfortable? Okay, some parts—the never-ending switchbacks, the hot sun, the steep summit pushes—will stay the same, but your feet will be happy the whole way in the modern comfort of the Merrell Chameleon 7 Knit Mid Hiking Boot. It's made with an engineered knit upper that offers a perfect balance between comfortable stretch and necessary support on the trail. TPU overlays add essential structure and stability, while the sock-like bellow tongue works to keep out trail debris like mud and small rocks. On the outsole you've got a hardworking and reliable Vibram rubber compound that'll grip on everything from steep and dusty pitches to slippery downhills. The midsole works to give you the cushioning and support you need for dawn-to-dusk treks, while a lightweight internal FlexPlate delivers adaptive stability on sections where you're seeing more loose rock and gnarled roots than trail.
- Modern hiking boots with a comfortable knit upper construction
- Vibram outsole grips on steep terrain even in rainy conditions
- 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 trail debris of all kinds
- 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
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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.