Updates to Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit

  • Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit is designed to enable hikers to cover more miles on and off the trail. Its upper combines pig suede leather and mesh for lightweight protection.
  • Underfoot is an EVA midsole which provides a cushioned ride to users. It is partnered with Air Cushion in the heel to enhance stability and shock absorption.
  • This boot wears the M Select Grip outsole which offers grip on mixed terrain, whether wet or dry. Its Flex Index (a brand-owned rating system) is Grade 2 which means the user is more connected to the ground, promoting sensitivity.

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit size and fit

Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Low is a relatively true-to-size backpacking shoe for men and women. Both versions come in standard width and regular sizes. The lace-up closure grants a customized and secured fit.


The brand’s designers feature the proprietary M Select Grip outsole in the Chameleon 7 Limit. Its lugs are 4 mm deep and help deliver traction and stability when tackling various types of terrain. The mini-spherical boots on the toe area enhance grip on uphill slopes.


The Merrell Chameleon 7 Limit Low gives users a shock-absorbent ride with its EVA midsole. This lightweight material is partnered with the Merrell Air Cushion (located at the heel) which absorbs ground impacts and renders stability. A molded nylon arch shank adds underfoot firmness. A removable EVA footbed, on the other hand, amplifies comfort.


The Chameleon 7 Limit from Merrell uses pig suede leather, a flexible and resilient material for its upper. It is partnered with a mesh lining for ventilation. Also, this low-cut hiking shoe is designed with a rubber toe cap for protection against scuffs while the bellows tongue keeps debris out.

Its standard lace-up closure runs on loops stitched under the blaze-shaped leather material. Finally, a pull loop at the heel allows for an easy on and off.

Additional Info

  • Merrell also introduced a waterproof version of this model.


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