Quality has dropped a tad, that is true (sole separation)- and this coming from someone who has purchased 22 pairs of Merrell's for self and family. I've influenced others to make multiple purchases as well...where's my appreciation gift? Hah! Kidding... Still, I wear the Chameleons most of the time, my go-to shoe for everything (I personally have 8 pairs right now). It was the Chameleon I Mids which kicked off my love affair. I still have those things and wear them occasionally for work around the house. No damage at all, just worn down soles. Today's Chameleons, though still tops in quality compared to other brands, don't quite measure up to those of yesteryear. Please bring back the Mid version, and please tighten up the QC. For the dollar, and being made overseas where labor is cheap, this would easily be accomplished in short order. Thanks for the camo versions too- Now I can feel better about new hunting boots that aren't "really" hunting boots. I am a stalker, so I want light, comfortable, breathable, flexible. I also hike hard and need a shoe that comfortably carries me deep into the wilderness...or wherever I roam. Now...again- BRING BACK THE CHAMELEON MIDS!