Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Numerous consumers admire the Merrell Choprock Strap greatly when it comes to comfort.
  • Many testers of this high-quality hiking sandal adore its super-sticky Vibram outsole.
  • The Choprock Strap has a very supportive arch zone, according to a decent number of reviewers.
  • Some customers appreciate the cool aesthetics of this Merrell hiker.
  • Based on a report, this sandal-type footgear has incredible durability.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several users find the Merrell Choprock Strap sandal not being offered in wide a missed opportunity.
  • The shoe’s heel strap has a nasty habit of slipping out of place and under the heel, according to a couple of testers.

Bottom line

Through and through comfortable—this is likely what many would say the instant they try the Choprock Strap for themselves. Adventurers who would take a chance on this good-looking sandal might also rave about its stellar surface traction and fantastic arch support. Unfortunately, this strappy hiker is not offered in wide—a real disappointment for those who have bulky feet. Nevertheless, the Merrell Choprock Strap is a remarkable hiking companion what with all its list of trail-specific qualities.

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Good to know

-The Merrell Choprock Strap, the sandal sibling of the Choprock hiking shoe, is designed to address the needs of trail lovers, especially around water. It comes equipped with a Vibram outsole for surface traction.

-This water-friendly hiking sandal is built in such a way that prevents debris from getting stuck underneath the wearer’s foot. It is also engineered with a toe rocker for enhanced walking comfort on flat surfaces.

Merrell’s Choprock Strap is a hiking sandal for men and women. It has a slightly raised rear border to prevent heel slippage. Hikers may adjust its fit to their preference via the footgear’s three-strap closure system.

Where sticking to virtually all types of terrain is concerned, owners can rely on the Choprock Strap’s Vibram Megagrip outsole (also used in the Merrell hiking shoe Moab FST 2). This component offers multi-directional grip on a variety of surfaces, be they wet or dry. It comes with aggressive lugs, all of which are 5 mm in depth, and multi-sided grooves to help hikers remain surefooted on loose soil. The ridged construction of its heel zone delivers additional maneuverability during descents

A compression-molded midsole is what promises a stable and sufficiently cushioned ride in the Merrell Choprock Strap. It is capable of absorbing shock upon impact thanks to its brawny yet supple heel. Nested on top of this springy midsole is a non-removable contoured insole (footbed), which also has a compression-molded construction. Its engineers gave it a heel-securing border and a textured surface to prevent the foot from sliding out of place.

The strappy upper of the Choprock Strap is a combination of webbing and water-friendly synthetic textile. It has a soft liner that provides extra breathability. Making up its lockdown system are three adjustable straps and a set of metallic buckles. Every strap is engineered with hook-and-loop fasteners.

Taking good care of the Choprock Strap is a great way to keep it in tip-top shape for longer. The tips that follow can help improve its lifespan.

  • Use a soft brush to scrape away dirt and debris from the shoe after each use.
  • Wash a muddied pair in warm water with some mild soap. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Dry the Choprock Strap with its straps undone somewhere breezy yet shaded. Do not expose it to direct sunlight.


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Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.