Merrell Chameleon 3 Stretch
I bought these shoes to take on a 2 month long trip…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
I bought these shoes to take on a 2 month long trip hiking England, Scotland, and Wales. Before I left the USA I had already exchanged one pair of these because the toe caps were falling away from the shoes. I have had the new shoes for just over a year and a half and they are absolutely trashed.
- Terrible quality
The elastic laces broke on both shoes, the leather sides are split and cracking allowing copious amounts of water in, and the Vibram soles, which i usually stand behind, utterly are worn to nubs. The antimicrobial soles are worn through.
Overall, I stand behind all of Merrell's outdoor gear, but I will never be buying any more merchandise from this company due to the terrible longevity of these shoes. If i spend $120 on a pair of boots or shoes I want them to last at least 2-3 years before I have to consider replacing.
Just scored a pair and off the rack they fit perfectly.
Price Paid: $115
Just scored a pair and off the rack they fit perfectly. Light and airy-waiting to see if the micro biotic inner really works. Great grip as I went for a trail run straight away.
First pair of Merrells and I'll be back for more. Love the easy on/easy off slip on. No need to adjust the tie cord once a good fit is found.
I would go a 1/2 size larger if you wear thicker socks.
I'm the biggest fan of Merrell, ever since I bought…
Price Paid: $99
I'm the biggest fan of Merrell, ever since I bought my first pair 10 years ago. Since then all I buy is Merrell for walking, hiking, working outside, I have multiple pairs around the house. They never rub, I never get blisters, they don't require any break in. I can buy a pair and walk for miles the same day.
That was until the Chameleon stretch III. This model differs from previous models in that the heel has a solid piece of plastic/inflexible rubber molded up from the sole all the way to the back of the ankle. This then curves around and digs in the back of the ankle with minimal cushioning.
Not sure why they did this as there seems to no use for it, it cannot be broken in. I don't see this feature and consequently the Chameleon III being around for too long. I'm hobbling around with huge sores on the back of my ankles because of the design change.
Actually, this is my first pair of Merrells, and I…
Price Paid: $55
Actually, this is my first pair of Merrells, and I think I really like them, comfy right away. I walked a few miles NO problems. They grip well and have just enough support for a light pack or for fast packing.
I swapped out the elastic strechy cord for plain old laces, but the neoprene sock liner works great, no tongue to bind either... nice!