Merrell Chameleon Arc 2 Rival Waterproof
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $149.95
A good moderate hiker, but...
- Nice looking
- Moderate support
- Comfortable out of box (for me)
- 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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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
Merrell's Chameleon Arc 2 Waterproof Shoe offers stability in the Air Cushioned heel. Combine that with the flex at the forefoot of this hiking shoe to deliver ideal comfort and responsiveness. The women's-specific QForm Comfort tunes into your personal stride.
Waterproof terrain-tamers keep you forging ahead, the Merrell Chameleon Arc Rival provides stability in the heel and flexibility in the forefoot for ideal comfort and responsive performance.
Free Shipping. Merrell Women's Chameleon Arc 2 Rival WaterProof Boot DECENT FEATURES of the Merrell Women's Chameleon Arc 2 Rival WaterProof Boot Full grain and nubuck leather M-Select dry seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry when you're on the move Ortholite anatomical footbed Grade 3 nylon insole cushions for backpacking with a light pack Molded nylon arch shank Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability Merrell QForm Comfort midsole provides women's specific stride-sequenced cushioning Vibram outsole The SPECS of the Merrell Women's Chameleon Arc 2 Rival WaterProof Boot Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz