Who should buy the Merrell Choprock

The Choprock has enough tricks up its sleeve to make believers out of the most skeptical of hikers. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that gives users a sense of confidence while traversing trails filled with bumpy hazards.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that capacitates outdoorsy men and women to negotiate flat surfaces with a rocking effect.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that expells water from underfoot

Merrell Choprock logo

Excellent traction and slip-resistant

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.

Merrell Choprock outsole

Excellent surface grip

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.

Merrell Choprock outsole 2.0

Offers sufficient ground balance 

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 Choprock midsole

Provides additional underfoot comfort and support

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.

Merrell Choprock midsole 3.0

Excellent heel support

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.

Merrell Choprock heel

Easy to wear

Its ghillie lacing is comprised of webbing loops and 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.

Merrell Choprock Easy to wear

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.4oz / Women 9oz
Use: Water hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.