User Review: Merrell Men's Chameleon II Stretch
Break-in Period: Practically null
Price Paid: $59
My foot type is:
narrow to normal
Most comfortable long-journey shoe I've tried.
Very little "break-in" needed.
Traction is second to none on all surfaces.
Lacing system is great; elastic-style laces with lace
locking slider stays snug and tied.
Well-made, very rugged.
(These are not necessarily cons, because they're not advertised to be so. Just info. for you who are shopping)
Not waterproof (for water RESISTANCE, I use an aftermarket spray)
No ankle support (it's a shoe, not a boot)
Famed to be the shoe of choice for Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild), I had to try a pair.
A nature lover, I spend countless hours in the wilderness. From Canada to Ecuador, I've spent enough time with nature to go through several pair of shoes. Keen, Merrell, Salomon, North Face, etcetera, I've used many brands.
For short trips, there are several that you couldn't tell the difference in, but the Chameleon II Stretch by Merrell have been the most comfortable, long-haul shoe that Ive found, whether ice, snow, mud, dirt, or wading water.