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- The Choprock from Merrell is a shoe equipped with features designed to aid adventurers in their watery escapades. It has an integrated toe guard to give users a sense of confidence while traversing trails filled with bumpy hazards.
- Its ability to shed wet elements is a collaborative effort between the hiker’s mesh upper and Hydramorph midsole. The latter, which is a Merrell-exclusive component, works hand in hand with the footgear’s perforated stock insole and Vibram outsole in expelling water from underfoot.
- Part of its arsenal is its rockered heel and toe zones. This kind of sole construction capacitates outdoorsy men and women to negotiate flat surfaces with a rocking effect, thus making such encounters more convenient and efficient.
A fairly true-to-size, low-cut water hiking shoe for men and women is the Merrell Choprock. It is offered in standard width in a number of half and full sizes. Owners may adjust its fit for a secure and personalized lockdown with the help of the shoe’s lace-up closure.
The Merrell Choprock water hiking shoe is furnished with a Vibram outsole to give wearers the amount of traction and slip resistance that they need on a variety of backcountry surfaces. Its 5-mm deep lugs are multi-sided, which translates to a kind of surface grip that occurs practically in every direction. The ridges at its rear zone, on the other hand, provide adequate latching power on extra challenging descents.
This water-ready hiker cushions the foot and gives users sufficient ground balance with its compression-molded midsole made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate). It is engineered with Hydramorph, granting its key parts channels (holes) through which wet substances may escape. Merrell designers paired it with a removable insole called Kinetic Fit for additional underfoot comfort and support. This footbed also helps the midsole improve its fluid-channeling capability.
Making up the Choprock’s below-the-ankle upper is a combination of synthetic textile and mesh fabric. It comes engineered at the heel with Hyperlock—a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) overlay that strengthens the rear region of the footgear for enhanced heel support. The shoe’s front end, on the other hand, has an integrated toe bumper made of rubber.
Its ghillie lacing is comprised of webbing loops and a synthetic lace. To help owners get in and out of the Choprock with relative ease, Merrell gave the hiker not one but two pull tabs.
- Filipino actor James Reid endorses the Choprock as part of Merrell’s Let’s Getaway campaign.