Merrell Chameleon Prime Stretch

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84

/100
#12 Mens Hiking Shoes
#7 Mens Merrell
 4.1/3200 Ratings

Sentiment Summary

The Sentiment Analysis of key attributes from the reviews is summarized as follows:


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Fit - Fitting was true to size. The biggest problem in the shoe was slip-on aspect which users found difficulty in getting their feet inside the shoe.

Comfort - Most users found these shoes very comfortable right out of the box. The neopreme collar rubbing against ankles caused discomfort to a few.

Traction - The grip was found to be great in dry conditions, however in wet surfaces the traction was found lacking sorely.

Support - Users were appreciative of the overall support provided by these shoes with arch support mentioned positively quite a few times.

Quality - There were issues reported like sole coming off due to poor quality adhesive and holes in the lining and upper for some users.

Waterproof - Though this model is not waterproof, users found these shoes dried quickly and stayed dry inside in light dew conditions

Breathability - Users found the shoe to be breathable and drying quickly. However after long hikes few users found the shoe smelling a lot.

Weight - All users who commented on the weight aspect, found the shoe lightweight.

Fitting - Fitting was true to size. The biggest problem in the shoe was slip-on aspect which users found difficulty in getting their feet inside the shoe.

Insulation - The shoes provided some warmth in colder weather, though these are summer shoes and not recommended for winters.

Durability - Users were generally happy with the durability of these shoes, although heavy use required them to be replaced faster.

Look - Almost all users were pleased with the looks of these shoes.

Price - Most users found these good value for money, barring for a few who had higher expectations from the shoe for the price.

 

Bottomline  

These are great shoes for light hikes in the summer. Check the slip on aspect and give it a little time to break-in before it becomes comfortable. Avoid heavy use for longevity and avoid wet surfaces to avoid slipping. 

Score Comparision Benchmark
Top 25 Hiking Shoes
Top 10 Merrell
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Gear Construction

Get comfortable hiking with The Merrell Men's Chameleon Prime Stretch Hiking Shoes. Streamlined with an agile fit, it’s meant for the fast-paced hikes into the mountains. Leather and mesh upper provides strength and quality along with the M-Select FRESH treated mesh lining which keeps your feet smelling fresh and prevents odor after a long day hiking.

The air cushion provides superior shock absorption and the clinching stretch closure feels snug over an Air Cushioned heel and durable traction. The M-Select GRIP outsole provides strong and aggressive traction to grip all the trail conditions the day brings and provides control as you take on the uneven terrain. Stability and support are ensured through the nylon arch shank and the M-Select GRIP sole. This product is one of the best hiking shoes for the serious hike

Upper  

The most comfortable for hiking, it features the mesh and leather uppers. Breathable mesh lining with M Select Fresh naturally prevents odors, keeps you comfortable and the leather upper provides long lasting quality for long hikes.

Midsole  

The molded EVA midsoles add comfort and helps in shock absorption.

Outer Sole

The M-Select Grip rubber outsoles provide sturdy traction when on uneven ground. It helps to grip the trail surfaces. The molded nylon arch shank adds support for rocky terrain and provides comfort and support.

Ankle Collar

With a padded collar with pull tab, the neoprene sleeve at the ankle keeps pebbles from getting in.

Tongue

Bellowed tongue keeps out debris

Lacing System

Durable hiking shoe featuring stretchy topline and bungee laces for ideal fit Toe cap and Heel Counter. The Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock while adding stability.

Insole/Footbed

The removable EVA foot bed treated with M Select Fresh provides plush comfort with each step.

Waterproofing

It is to be noted that the shoe is not waterproof.

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