Merrell Chameleon Ventilator

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



2002 model had much roomier, higher, toebox than current…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Use: hiking
Price Paid: $80 in 2002

2002 model had much roomier, higher, toebox than current disappointing CV--now the shoe is just average.



Excellent shoe with great traction on rocky and slippery…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: leather & Gore-Tex
Use: dayhikes, full hiking
Break-in Period: instant
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Price Paid: $90

Excellent shoe with great traction on rocky and slippery surfaces. Very good support and they breathe very well. I hiked up the Madison Gulf trail from Pinkham Notch in NH - a 3700 ft. vertical rise with several stretches of face granite climbs and many large rocks and boulders on the trail. Soles stick like glue and my feet were well protected. Good room in the toe box, snug fit at the heel. I caried a heavy pack with no foot fatigue.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Merrell Chameleon Ventilator Shoes - The latest in the evolution of multi-sport footwear. Rugged, lightweight, waterproof. Multi-directional Vibram rubber outsole for exceptional traction on dirt, rock and road. Imported.

- Eddie Bauer refers to the men's version

Description Of Merrell Chameleon Ventilator ShoesMerrell believes in encouraging and equipping everyone to get outside. It doesnt need to be complicated-outside is where you find it. Whether encompassing the wonder of the natural world or the heart of an urban landscape, its the journey that spurs us on, serving as the inspiration for everything they do.FeaturesGORE-TEX Gasket ConstructionSuede LeatherBreathable Mesh UpperGORE-TEX Performance Comfort Lining Treated with Aegis AntimicrobialBreathable Padded Gusset TongueInjection Molded TPU Heel and Instep Stability Arm4.5mm Ortholite Anatomical FootbedIn-Board Compression Molded EVA Footframe with Grade 2 Tapered Nylon Insole Molded to BottomMerrell Air Cushion4mm Sole Lug DepthVibram Chameleon3 SoleTC5 Rubber

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

Hot feet? No sweat in these amply ventilated trail shoes from Merrell -- combination lasted for close-to-the-foot feel. Omni-fit lacing system with Wishbone backstay Vibram

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the women's version

Great for warm-weather outdoor wear, these low-cut cross trainers deliver reliable support, a glove-like fit and ample ventilation. Uppers feature suede leather for durability and support, plus mesh panels for enhanced breathability and reduced weight. Omni-fit™ lacing system provides a precise fit; external wishbone backstays secure heels. Compression-molded EVA footframes with Air Cushion® midsoles provide excellent cushioning and shock absorption. Vibram® Octogrip™ rubber outsoles feature multi-directional oval lugs for dependable all-terrain grip.

- REI refers to the men's version

The flow-through choice in multi-functionality. Combines highly breathable Defense Mesh panels and Airflow Mesh lining in side panels and tongue. Cinch tight for speed and terrain sensitivity via modified Omni-Fit lacing system. Suede Leather Upper Breath

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Merrell Chameleon Ventilator


The Chameleon Ventilator has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$31.96 - $130.00

The Merrell Chameleon Ventilator is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 15, 2011 at Eddie Bauer.

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