For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 18.1ozWomen: 15oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard, Wide
Updates to Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof
- The Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof is built to deliver protection to wearers who wish to cover miles on their hiking trips. The pig suede and mesh upper is lined with the M Select Dry impermeable membrane to handle the elements. It also comes with a breathable mesh lining.
- The heel has Merrell Air Cushion for shock absorption and stability. The M Select Grip outsole meanwhile, offers grip over mixed terrain on both wet and dry ground. It is classified as a Flex Grade 2 footwear which means it has high flexibility.
Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof size and fit
Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size backpacking boot for men and women. Both versions come in standard width and regular lengths. Its ghillie lacing allows the adjustment of fit.
Merrell’s Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof is equipped with the proprietary M Select Grip outsole with four millimeter deep lugs. It affords substantial slip-resistance on wet and dry grounds. This component extends to the front to offer added abrasion protection.
The Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof's Air Cushion and EVA midsole to deliver a shock-absorbing performance and stability on the trail. A molded nylon arch shank adds underfoot firmness. Finally, an EVA removable footbed enhances the underfoot comfort the shoe provides.
Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof uses pig suede leather, a flexible and resilient upper material. It is partnered with a mesh lining for ventilation.
Keeping water out is Merrell’s proprietary M Select Dry membrane that seals out water. Its moisture-wicking technology keeps the feet cool by expelling sweat to the outer surface of the shoe.
This hiking boot from Merrell also has a rubber toe cap for protection against abrasion. The bellows tongue keeps debris out.
Part of its fit adjustment system is a closure made up of mixed eyelets and a round lace. The eyelet in the ankle area is connected to the overlays on each side for support. Finally, a pull loop at the heel allows for an easy on and off.