Merrell Chameleon Arc 2 Rival Waterproof

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Specs

Weight 2 lb 2 oz
Sizes 5 - 11 (Half Sizes)
Materials Waterproof Full Grain and Nubuck Leather

Reviews

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A good moderate hiker, but... A nice shoe for easy…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $149.95

Summary

A good moderate hiker, but...

Pros

  • Nice looking
  • Moderate support
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable out of box (for me)

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not enough ankle support for a backpacker IMO

A nice shoe for easy to moderate trails and dirt/gravel roads; shorter treks of 5 miles or less. Merrell rates it as 'backpacking grade' but I'd classify it as a midweight hiker.

Has moderate ankle support. Over the past year I've had a couple sprains in one ankle and really feel I need more support now.  Also, on the descent, I have 'princess and the pea' syndrome with these shoes; I can feel every stone and root I step on. I'm 52 with touches of tendonitis and arthritis in my feet and ankles.

I'm hiking tougher/longer trails now then I purchased 2 years ago. These just aren't backpackers in my mind.  Good simple hiker though, but I think $150 is pretty pricey for a simple hiker. They have lasted well however, so from that standpoint ... 

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Merrell's Chameleon Arc 2 Rival Waterproof page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Crafted with a split leather and suede upper, Merrell's Chameleon Arc 2 Rival hiking boots are designed to provide extra stability in the heel and improve flexibility in the forefoot. A Q-Formand#174; Comfort midsole and tricot-lined, waterproof breathable membrane take the comfort one step further, making every hike a dry, custom-cushioned one. Available Colors: KANGAROO. Sizes: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11.

- Sierra Trading Post

Merrell's Chameleon Arc 2 Boots keep you forging ahead with light-weight construction, and an air cushioned heel for comfort and responsive performance. These comfortable boots will be what you want to wear when taking a trip to the back-country. PRODUCT FEATURES: UPPER / LINING Combination construction delivers stability in the heel and flexibility in the forefoot Waterproof full grain and nubuck leather Waterproof membrane provides impermeable but breathable barrier Ortholite anatomical footbed MIDSOLE / OUTSOLE Compression molded EVA footframe provides cushioning Molded nylon arch shank Merrell QForm Comfort midsole provides women s specific stride-sequenced cushioning Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability Vibram Chameleon Arc 2 Sole/TC5+ Rubber Women s Weight: 2 lbs 2 ozs

- Appalachian Outdoors

Upper/Lining Combination construction delivers stability in the heel and flexibility in the forefootWaterproof full grain and nubuck leatherWaterproof membrane provides impermeable but breathable barrierOrtholite(R) anatomical footbedMidsole/Outsole Compression molded EVA footframe provides cushioningMolded nylon arch shankMerrell QForm(R) Comfort midsole provides women's specific stride-sequenced cushioningMerrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stabilityVibram(R) Chameleon Arc 2 Sole/TC5+ RubberWeight: 2 lb 2 oz

- River Sports Outfitters

Not much gets in your way when it comes to finding new ways to get to the top, and these waterproof terrain-tamers keep you forging ahead without losing ground: Lighter-weight combination aconstruction pinpoints stability in the air cushioned heel, while flexing at the forefoot for ideal comfort and responsive performance. QForm Comfort stays in tune with your personal stride to go the distance.

- Merrell