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Merrell's classic light hiker, the Men's Chameleon 5 Ventilator Hiking Shoe, gets its name for its extreme versatility in a range of environments. The adaptable pig suede leather and mesh upper breathes for cool comfort and withstands rough outdoor wear and tear. Merrell also added thin, lightweight external support arms that encircle the heel and wrap around to link up with the lacing for a locked-down fit. Speaking of fit, metal hook and lacing eyelets provides precise and consistent fit. But you're not sacrificing breathability for this supportive fit, thanks to the mesh construction. Just to make sure things stay fresh down there, Merrell uses an Aegis-treated lining to fight odor-causing bacteria.
Underfoot, a comfortable and supportive 2mm EVA insole absorbs shock to help save your joints and muscles. In the midsole, a compression-molded EVA footframe provides cushioning for impact-resistance and enduring comfort while the nylon arch shank limits torsional flex for secure footing on rocky trails. A flexible plate in the forefoot adds further protection against bruising that could make day three of a hiking trip a miserable proposition. Merrell finished off this shoe with a Vibram outsole that features 5mm lugs that grip any trail, anywhere with precision and security.
- Pig suede leather and mesh upper
- External heel counter
- Metal eyelets for secure lacing
- Gusseted tongue
- M-Select Fresh antimicrobial treatment
- Compression-molded EVA foot frame
- Nylon shank
- 1.5mm flexible rock plate in forefoot
- Vibram outsole with 5mm lugs