User Review: Merrell Chameleon 3 Stretch
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.