Who should buy the Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit

The Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit generally received positive feedback. Like the other versions from the Chameleon series, this one is also best-loved for its right-out-of-the-box comfort. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is designed to enable hikers to cover more miles on and off the trail.
  • Prefer shoes that enhance stability and shock absorption.
  • Prefer a shoe that offers grip on mixed terrain, whether wet or dry.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit logo

Deliver traction and stability

The brand’s designers feature the proprietary M Select Grip outsole in the Chameleon 7 Limit. Its lugs are 4 mm deep and help deliver traction and stability when tackling various types of terrain. The mini-spherical boots on the toe area enhance grip on uphill slopes.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit outsole

Absorbs ground impacts and renders stability

The Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Low gives users a shock-absorbent ride with its EVA midsole. This lightweight material is partnered with the Merrell Air Cushion (located at the heel) which absorbs ground impacts and renders stability.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit outsole 1.0

Excellent arch support

A molded nylon arch shank adds underfoot firmness. A removable EVA footbed, on the other hand, amplifies comfort.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit arch support

Excellent ventilation

The Chameleon 7 Limit from Merrell uses pig suede leather, flexible and resilient material for its upper. It is partnered with a mesh lining for ventilation. Also, this low-cut hiking shoe is designed with a rubber toe cap for protection against scuffs while the bellows tongue keeps debris out.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit upper

Easy to put on and off

Its standard lace-up closure runs on loops stitched under the blaze-shaped leather material. Finally, a pull loop at the heel allows for an easy on and off.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit upper 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.2oz / Women 13.3oz
Base model: Merrell Chameleon 7
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal

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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.