User Review: Merrell Men's Chameleon II Stretch
Materials: Fabric with leather
Use: short dayhikes on moderate or rough trail.
Break-in Period: Five or six miles is plenty.
Weight: 2.2 pounds
Price Paid: $90
I have three pairs of the Chameleon II Stretch. I have one pair each of about ten other brands. The Merrells are as good as they look. I live in Colorado Springs and hike mostly on a creek trail (T-Bar Trail) behind my apt. and in Palmer Park, a mesa-like bluff with most degrees of difficulty. Ever since I bought my first pair of Chameleon IIs a few months ago, all my other hiking shoes except a pair of New Balance 851 have been collecting dust. These are the best hikers I've had since I went up the Grand Teton in 1982 in a pair of Asolo Ridge.