Who should buy the Merrell Chameleon 7

The Merrell Chameleon 7 can bring satisfaction, granted there won’t be any slippery ground conditions on the trail. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a low-cut hiking shoe designed for excursions in dry and humid environments.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers durability and breathability.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides lightweight cushioning, torsional rigidity, and shock absorbency to your every stride.

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Deliver grip on dry and slippery surfaces

Merrell’s Chameleon 7 uses a Vibram TC5+ outsole to render traction on challenging terrain. Its profile is filled with 3mm circular lugs to deliver grip on dry and slippery surfaces.

Merrell Chameleon 7 outsole

Enhanced control in uphill and downhill conditions

The sole’s forefoot and heel section contain grooves for enhanced control in uphill and downhill conditions. Also, its front section extends upward to prevent stubbing on the trail.

Merrell Chameleon 7 outsole 1.0

Lightweight cushioning

Granting Merrell Chameleon 7 users a cushioned ride is its EVA midsole. It’s paired with a lightweight FlexPlate to make the gear more rigid to prevent the user’s foot from twisting the wrong way. A Merrell Air Cushion is located at the heel to reduce shock.

Merrell Chameleon 7 midsole

Excellent arch support

This Merrell product features a Kinetic Fit Base removable insole. It functions by amplifying underfoot comfort and granting arch support. A molded heel counter made of thermoplastic polyurethane can be found at the back for extra stability.

Merrell Chameleon 7 arch supportAbrasion-resistant 

The Merrell Chameleon 7 is equipped with an upper made of suede and nubuck leather. The combination of these two materials makes this gear resistant to abrasions and harsh ground conditions. There are also panels of mesh fabric in the upper for improved airflow.

Merrell Chameleon 7 upper

Provides extra protection from various trail obstacles

The day hiking shoe’s forefoot is reinforced with a robust rubber toe cap. It heightens durability and provides extra protection from various trail obstacles. 

Merrell Chameleon 7 upper 1.0

Secure fit

The gear’s closure system consists of several eyelets and hooks for fit management. It has a bellows tongue to prevent debris from entering this Merrell hiker. In addition, a pull tab is situated at the collar’s rear to facilitate easy on and off.

Merrell Chameleon 7 secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.7oz / Women 13.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Merrell Chameleon
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.