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Men's Chameleon 5 Mid Ventilator WTPF

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Get men’s hiking boots that give you power and speed on the trail. The Chameleon 5 Mid Ventilator Waterproof is a backpacking hiking boot with an unbeatable membrane to keep feet dry through wet conditions. When you want a waterproof, yet breathable, hiking boot that delivers responsive, athletic control and protection on the trail, choose one with a ventilated mesh upper, Vibram traction, and bruise-protective plate. More supportive than the Chameleon 5, our mid-height hiking shoes have a shock-absorbing insole designed to get you what you need when carrying a light pack. So, whether you’re heading out for a weekend trek or a strenuous day hike, choose the Chameleon 5 Mid Ventilator men’s hiking boots from Merrell for rugged comfort and support.

UPPER/LINING
• Strobel construction
• Pig suede leather and mesh upper
• Bellows tongue keeps debris out
• External heel stability arm
• Lining treated with Aegis®
• Metal hook and lacing eyelet for secure lacing

MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE
• 2mm Flexible plate in the forefoot protects the foot from stone bruises
• Grade 4 nylon insole for backpacking with a medium pack
• 2mm EVA insole for comfort and shock absorption
• Compression Molded EVA footframe provides cushioning
• M Select DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you can stay dry on the move.
• 5mm sole lug depth
• Vibram® Chameleon 5 Sole / TC5+Rubber

Men’s Weight: 2lb 11oz

18 reviews
Average Rating: 4.2
100% said Sized as Expected
0% said Larger than Expected
0% said Smaller than Expected
  • Awesome Product
  • By Jay
  • 7/11/2013
  • 4 of 4 people found this review to be helpful.
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  • Most Helpful Positive Review

I have an older pair of Chameleons (shoes) that I bought in 2006 (and still use). They have well over 400 miles on them and they've been everywhere - Mt. Whitney, Machu Pichu, on the Rachel Carson Trail, Leh (Eastern Himalayas) - and are comfortable as hell. However, they're not waterproof so I bought this pair of Chameleon boots last December before setting off to climb Kilimanjaro. They could not have served me better. Not one blister and not once did my feet get wet (despite the fact that it rained all through the trek) over the eight days I was on the trail. I've put another 100 or so miles on them since getting back home and I'm hoping they continue to serve me as well as my older pair!

Merrell's Reply:

Awesome, thank you for taking these on so many great trails and hikes! We are so happy to hear your new Chameleons are treating you well and kept your feet dry through your most recent hike when it rained the entire time.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Strictly on day hikes

  • By Mike
  • 12/26/2013
  • 1 of 2 people found this review to be helpful.
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  • Most Helpful Critical Review

I ordered these boots right before Christmas and received them within 2 days. This is my second pair of Merrels and they are extremely comfortable. I did however run into an issue with the 5 Mid Ventilator WTPF. After only wearing them 2 times I noticed that the stitching on the inside of both boots at the back by the ankle line is starting to tear away. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be open and not completely stitched or if it just wasn't stitched closed all of the way. I have a call placed into customer service and I hope that they will exchange them for another pair. If not for this stitching issue I would have rated them 5 Stars instead of 1.

Merrell's Reply:

Thank you for letting us know about this. The stitching should not be coming apart in the lining of those boots. Soon we will be in touch to see what is going on.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

All Purpose Boot

  • Finally, the fit and function I needed
  • By Anonymous
  • 11/17/2014
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The Chameleon 5 provides the toe-box comfort and support I like for walking and hiking. Break-in was nothing, worked for me from the get-go. I especially like the moderate stiffness mid sole for sustained climbs. I feel very sure-footed in my Chameleon 5s.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Year-round walking and three-season hiking.

  • Stupendous Footwear
  • By dthornton94
  • 10/31/2014
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Fantastic boots! Lightweight, durable and comfortable theses boots are like wearing slippers. I have worn them for some Scout camp outs and my feet felt great at the end of the day. I can’t wait to really put them to the test backpacking on the trail.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Scout camp outs and hiking

  • Everything I was expecting
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/3/2014
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I love these boots! So far the small hikes I've taken and everyday working to break in have far exceeded my expectations. The Chameleon 5 fits like a glove, it breathes so my foot doesn't feel fatigued, and grips better than any boot I've owned previously. I am new to Merrell and after this purchase I will be back for many shoes in the future;)!!

Merrell's Reply:

Welcome to the Merrell family! We also offer lower versions of the Chameleon series to add to your new Merrell collection.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Hiking, everyday work

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