Who should buy the Merrell Choprock Shandal

Buyers are admiring the Merrell Choprock Shandal for offering loads of comfort during water hikes. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a sandal that enables outdoor enthusiasts to take on water hikes with sufficient performance
  • Prefer a sandal that supplies traction on slippery surfaces

Merrell Choprock Shandal logo

Delivers grip on wet and dry terrain

This Merrell sandal offering comes with an outsole made of Vibram Megagrip rubber for durability. It uses a network of 5mm-deep trapezoid-shaped lugs to deliver grip on wet and dry terrain. The outsole’s rear portion contains several grooves to help users gain control when tackling downhill slopes. Its front end extends upward for protection from stubbing.

Merrell Choprock Shandal outsole

Comfortable cushioning and offers impact reduction

The Choprock Shandal employs a compression-molded EVA midsole to supply cushioning and impact reduction when tackling uneven trails. It is engineered with Hydrmorph midsole channels and ports which evacuate water from the footgear. It also allows air to ventilate the user’s foot.

Merrell Choprock Shandal midsole 1.0

Excellent arch support

This Merrell product is equipped with a removable Kinetic Fit Base footbed made of EVA foam. It supplies the user with arch support and comfort underfoot. A Hyperlock counter made of TPU locks and stabilizes the wearer’s heel when in motion.

Merrell Choprock Shandal arch support

Excellent ventilation

The Merrell Choprock Shandal uses an upper made of water-friendly synthetic material, mesh fabric, and webbing. This lightweight construction allows water to evacuate the upper and optimizes air ventilation. It also has an integrated rubber bumper to give protection and coverage to the toes.

Merrell Choprock Shandal Upper

Easy to put on and off

The sandal’s lacing system consists of several webbing loops, a round lace, and a bungee drawcord. These components aid the wearer when it comes to fit management. A pair of pull tabs are placed on the collar and the tongue to give adventurers easy on and off.

Merrell Choprock Shandal easy to put on

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 402g / Women 276g
Use: Water hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Closed toe / Orthotic friendly / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell
Construction: Closed 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.