Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of hikers attest to the comfort granted by the Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof.
  • Several individuals share that they also wear this boot for other activities apart from hiking.
  • Many people say that the Chameleon 7 Limit Mid WP doesn’t require any breaking in. 
  • A good number of buyers report that this hiking gear has afforded them an excellent grip on different surfaces.
  • This above-the-ankle boot has impressed numerous customers with its remarkable waterproofing.
  • A few outdoor lovers appreciate the stylish look of this footgear. 
  • Tens of users have noticed that the footgear is well-built.
  • A handful of purchasers love the decent arch support offered by the Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof. 

1 reason not to buy

  • A considerable number of buyers find this hiking boot too narrow.

Bottom line

The Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof from the famous Merrell Chameleon 7 series is widely praised for delivering comfort. Its versatility, broken-in feel, surface grip, craftsmanship, and support are also recognized. But despite the positive attributes, it is heavily criticized for is its narrowness. As a whole, potential buyers are advised to visit stores to test pairs of Chameleon 7 Limit Mid Waterproof to find the right fit so they can also enjoy its positive attributes on their next hiking adventures.

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Good to know

  • 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 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.


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