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.
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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.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 16.2ozWomen: 17oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Updates to Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch
- Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch makes use of the brand’s FlexPlate technology. It integrates a full stability plate and outsole pods to improve stability, protection, and grip.
- It features a pig suede leather and mesh upper with a stretch collar to easily slip the shoe on. It also comes with a breathable mesh lining.
- Increasing shock absorption and stability in the heel area is Merrell Air Cushion. The M Select Grip outsole offers grip over mixed terrain whether wet or dry. The pod-like protrusions in the toe area help during uphill maneuvers. It is classified as a Flex Grade 2 footwear which means it has a high level of flexibility.
Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch size and fit
The Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch is a relatively true-to-size Merrell hiking shoe for men and women. Both versions are offered in standard width and regular lengths. A stretch collar hugs the foot snugly. Its elastic cord and lock lacing system makes for a quick and secure fit.
Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch is equipped with the proprietary M Select Grip outsole with aggressive 4mm lugs. It is developed to offer slip-resistance and stability on wet and dry ground and over a variety of terrain. The outsole pods of the FlexPlate technology enhance stability, underfoot protection, and grip.
Offering wearers of Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch cushioning and stability on the trail is its EVA midsole. It also features the proprietary Air Cushion of the maker (found in the heel) that also absorbs shock and increases stability. A molded nylon arch shank offers underfoot firmness while its removable EVA footbed helps increase the wearer’s comfort. The full stability plate affords rigidity on one end and flexibility on the other.
Merrell uses pig suede leather, a flexible and resilient upper material, on the Chameleon 7 Limit Stretch. It is partnered with a mesh lining for ventilation.
This model has a stretch collar, affording wearers the ease of slipping it on and off easily. An elastic cord and lock lacing system make up its front closure. A protective rubber toe cap protects against scuffing.