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Men's Chameleon 5 Mid Ventilator WTPF

$160.00

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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
• 5mm sole lug depth
• Vibram® Chameleon 5 Sole / TC5+Rubber

Men’s Weight: 2lb 11oz

8 reviews
Average Rating: 3.8
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0% said Larger than Expected
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  • Awesome Product
  • By Jay
  • 7/11/2013
  • 2 of 2 people found this review to be helpful.
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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.

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Sized as Expected

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Strictly on day hikes

  • By Mike
  • 12/26/2013
  • 1 of 1 people found this review to be helpful.
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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.

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Sized as Expected

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All Purpose Boot

  • Great Boot
  • By Sgt.ChiLL***
  • 8/5/2013
  • 1 of 1 people found this review to be helpful.
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I have two choices the Sawtooth and Chameleon, I read some reviews. I ended up buying this boot. Very good quality. Wish it has gore-tex like the Chameleon 4 and 8inch boot w/ Cayote color. More Power to Merrell!!!

Merrell's Reply:

Thank you for this great feedback! That is awesome you find them to be good quality and a great boot. We love hearing from you, that is how we know what kind of improvements should be made and how we make ourselves better!

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Sized as Expected

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I use this boot for jungle warfare training.

  • Nice continuation of the line.
  • By Stephen
  • 5/28/2013
  • 2 of 2 people found this review to be helpful.
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Awesome shoes, great fit, the only thing I would have done differently would have been stretch lacing, but I took care of that myself once they arrived. Still an amazing shoe feels great on long walks and makes a great work shoe, within reason.

Merrell's Reply:

We appreciate your awesome review on these Chameleon 5 Mid Waterproof boots. Thank you for the input on the lacing system, we are happy to pass this along to our design team.

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Sized as Expected

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Farm Work, Hiking, Casual

  • By Allan
  • 4/2/2013
  • 1 of 2 people found this review to be helpful.
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Very comfortable boot. Generally walk at least 6 miles a day in them. Plan on also buying the shoe in the Chameleon 5.

Merrell's Reply:

Thank you for your review. That is great to know they are comfortable during your 6 mile walks everyday. We are always here at 1-80-288-3124 when you need to place an order.

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