What if your outdoor gear could be as adaptable as a chameleon, changing organically to suit the surrounding environment, rather than sticking out like a bulky sore thumb? Building upon the concept Merrell introduced over 15 years ago, the Chameleon 7 blends various protective and stability features within an ultra-lightweight, athletically influenced design. Inspired by mountain running and now more refined, these hiking shoes start with the attributes you know, including a grippy, multidirectional outsole and Kinetic Fit®, and greatly expand upon that with FlexPlate™ technology, which enhances stability, guards against bruising, and adds impact and shock resistance. Thus, when you’re eyeing those 4,000-footers, these fully help you along all the way up to the peak.
- Upper is made out of nubuck leather and mesh
- Breathable mesh lining
- Get a secure fit with its easy-pull lacing system
- Stretch collar allows for easy on and off
- A rubber toe cap and molded TPU heel counter protect fully against bumps, sharp edges, and rough, rugged terrain
- Kinetic Fit® base insole significantly improves comfort
- Merrell Air Cushion, added to the midsole, improves stability, offers lightweight support, and absorbs shock
- Powered by FlexPlate™ – This ultra-lightweight feature, sitting below the midsole, protects your feet with a layered nubuck upper and weighs 25% lighter than the Chameleon II Leather. It comes in two grades of rigidity: flexible and more rigid for extra protection, with both offering tuned stability. The design, collectively, offers protection from stone bruising and sharp rocks, includes a cups heel for full-length torsional rigidity, and gives you shock and impact resistance in extreme conditions
- EVA midsole enhances comfort and stability
- Vibram® TC5+ outsole, a FlexPlate™ feature, offers durability and gives you traction in wet and dry conditions with its multidirectional, oval-shaped lugs
- Flex Index Grade 2
- Weighs 14.5 oz.
- Width: Regular
- Upper: Nubuck and mesh
- Midsole: EVA
- Outsole: Vibram
- Shank: No
- Avg. Weight (pair): 14.5 oz.
- Closure Type: Lace Up
- Water Resistance: Non-Waterproof
- Gender: Men's
- Best For: Hiking
- Country of Origin: Imported