Merrell Chameleon Wrap Traveler Gore-tex XCR
Materials: full-grain leather, gore-tex xcr
Use: dayhikes, overnight with medium-weight packs
Break-in Period: virtually nonexistent
Perfect for traveling (if that wasn't obvious already).
These shoes have it all. Full-grain leather with a Gore-Tex XCR lining and Vibram outsole. How could you go wrong? You can't, really.
I've worn these shoes on vacation, around town at home, and on day and overnight hikes. They keep the water out, let your foot breathe, and stick to even moss-covered rocks like they had spikes on the bottom.
My only complaint would be the sizing. I'm a size 13. I don't know about other Merrell shoes, but these 13s were long and wide enough, just a little too deep. Slipping in the insoles from my fire-damaged mid-hikers (don't ask...) made all the difference.
The extra insole padded it nicely, and made it more comfortable, too. Now there's not a place I wouldn't take these.
In the era of Nubuck and split-grain leather, it's refreshing to see a well-designed, thought-out full-grain leather hiker that will probably last me a decade.
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CLOSEOUTS . Much like their namesake, Merrell’s Chameleon Wrap Traveler shoes have a penchant for adapting — to different speeds, terrains and conditions. Waterproof and extra-breathable Gore-Tex(R) XCR(R) membrane guards against wet weather Vibram(R) Chameleon Speed outsole stands its ground even on wet-loose dirt Gusseted tongue keeps out debris Waterproof leather upper Removable cushioned insole Weight: 2 lb. 2 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Runs small, order size larger. Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
- Sierra Trading Post
REI Members: Save 20% on One Full-Priced Item. Ends 3/30/08 Code: MEMDEAL Travel the world or travel around town in these smooth operating Merrell shoes that offer serious waterproof protection and tenacious grip. Waterproof and seamless full-grain leather uppers and tongues provide flexibility and durability. Molded rubber rands and toe bumpers supply added protection to uppers and your feet. Waterproof and highly breathable Gore-Tex XCR gasket construction and Gore-Tex XCR linings keep out the elements. Removable anatomic footbeds add cushioning to In-Board compression-molded EVA midsoles with Air Cushion heel pockets. Injection-molded nylon arch shanks help control flex while enhancing support and protection on uneven terrain. Vibram Chameleon Sport outsoles feature TC5+ rubber for superior traction and durability on wet and dry surfaces.
The smooth operator. This Chameleon sports a seamless waterproof, full grain leather upper that extends its social spectrum. The pared down look and E...
- Ramsey Outdoor