Merrell Chameleon Hex
Break-in Period: None
Price Paid: $100
I haven't been able to really put these sneakers to the test. So far so good. Very comfortable, no break in time required. I love the rip cord laces so easy to get tight and hit the trails. They curve to the surface you are travelling over, when climbing rocks they seem to just hug the rock so no slipping. The traction is PHENOMINAL. i was walking through mud and I sank maybe about 2 inches and these shoes gave me every inch of traction i needed to not fall on my face.
I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a good hiking shoe.
Use: 2 thru-hikes of the PCT 8lb baseweight
Break-in Period: 1 week
Price Paid: $80
I've used this particular model from Merrell on two through hikes. 5,200 miles on 4 pairs, my only complaint is that it took a few other models to find this one!
I averaged anywhere from 1,100 to 1,400 miles on each pair which is incredible. The first thing that always gives on this model is the mesh, which cracks vertically exposing the interior. A little bit of superglue slows this process down a ton. This happens after several hundred miles and isn't a big deal. When the interior heel begins to crack, a bit of duck tape helps to make them last longer, but I've never had a total heel failure, nor has the vibram given way to the point where they cannot be worn. This is all normal when you hike as much as I do.
Incredibly comfortable, breathable, and sturdy, its my shoe of choice for all ultra-lite long distance hikes. Highly recommended.
Use: Road/Trail runs Tri Sho
Break-in Period: no break in required
Price Paid: $45
Just got them and they are great. Had a test run in them last night and I have no complaints. Great transition shoe for off road triathletes. Great support and feel on the trail.
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Merrell Mens Chameleon Hex - Merrell gave this Chameleon a second skin feel with a stretch collar topping a breathable mesh upper cinched by an elastic cord lacing system. In-Board EVA footframe with Air Cushion midsole delivers a tactile, close-to-the-ground feel, especially when matched to a Vibram Chameleon Speed sole.
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Merrell Men's Chameleon Hex Shoe (Spring 2009) We gave the Men's Chameleon Hex Shoe by Merrell a second skin feel with a stretch collar topping a breathable mesh upper cinched by an elastic cord lacing system. In-Board EVA footframe with Air Cushion midsole delivers a tactile, close-to-the-ground feel, especially when matched to a Vibram Chameleon Speed sole. Features: Slip Lasted Construction Nubuck Leather and Breathable Mesh Upper Single Layer Air Mesh Construction Treated with Aegis Antimicrobial Technology Lycra/Air Mesh 4-Way Stretch Collar Injection Molded TPU Counter reinforcement Injection Molded TPU Instep Stability Arm Adjustable Elastic Cord Lacing System Injection Molded Speed Lace Hooks Friction Cordlock 4.5mm Ortholite Anatomical Footbed Nylon 6.6 Injection Molded Arch Shank Exposed/In-Board Compression Molded EVA Footframe Merrell Air Cushion Midsole 4mm Sole Lug Depth Vibram Chameleon Speed Sole/TC5+ Rubber Men's Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Merrell Chameleon Hex features a stretch collar with a second-skin feel and breathable mesh upper. Hiking boot support combined with a supportive, athletic upper allows you to shift speeds and terrain easily. In-Board EVA midsole provides super lightweight cushioning and lateral support. Injection-molded nylon arch shank reinforces arch for added support. Vibram/Chameleon Speed/TC5+ rubber sole/4 mm lugs for great traction and wear. Nubuck leather and breathable mesh upper with anti-odor treatment. Lycra/Air Mesh 4-way stretch collar for a second skin feel. 4.5 mm OrthoLite anatomical footbed provides extra shock absorption and stabilty. Air Cushion chamber under the heel centers and stabilizes the foot and absorbs shock. Injection-molded TPU heel counter reinforcement and instep stability arm provide additional support and protection. Adjustable elastic cord lacing system helps create a glove-like fit. Snug heel, supportive instep, and a sleekly configured toe for a close fit.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Merrell gave this Chameleon a second skin feel with a stretch collar topping a breathable mesh upper cinched by an elastic cord lacing system. In-Board EVA footframe with Air Cushion midsole delivers a tactile, close-to-the-ground feel, especially when matched to a Vibram Chameleon Speed sole.
- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version