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Merrell Chameleon Stretch II

merrell-shoes.jpgMerrell Chameleon Stretch II – Packs a punch.

I have always been a big fan of the Merrell shoes. The Merrell Chameleon Stretch II seems to be no exception. Its easy to see why anyone who has worn a pair of the Merrell Chameleon Stretch II swears by them. These all-around trail shoes are a great pair of light weight hiking shoes.

The Merrell Chameleon Stretch II’s unique design leave little in the way of break in time. Perhaps this is why they refer to the Merrell Chameleon Stretch II as having a stretchy, second skin feel. The nylon mesh lining inside the shoe helps to absorb excess sweat and disperse it quickly. The end result is a trail shoe that keeps you dry no matter what.

The outside of the Merrell Chameleon Stretch II is just as impressive as the inside. The outer soles of the Merrell Chameleon Stretch II feature Versa and TC1 Dura rubber. The combination of these two give you super grip on just about any surface, wet or dry.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $89 – $100

Why it rocks:

  • Slip Lasted Construction
  • Nubuck Leather/Breathable Mesh Upper
  • Lycra/Neoprene 4-Way Stretch Collar
  • Adjustable Elastic Cord Lacing System
  • 4.5mm Anatomical Footbed
  • Why it bites:

  • Not ideal for extend backpacking trips

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

Like I said, I have always loved the Merrell shoes. I have had several pairs and worn them until there was no possible way to repair them. After that, I went and bought another pair. These puppies can take just about anything you dish at them.

Looking to buy? Check out these sites: $89 – $100