Kris A.wrote a review of Merrell Chameleon Prime Stretch Hiking Shoe - Men's on May 31, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
It was hard to pick a star rating when I havent had them long enough to tell how they hold up and they generally seem like they could be very good. But the laces are ruining the whole expensive shoe up for me (expensive for my life, shopping around backcountrys price was v good & shipping impresisvely fast, so no slight there). I have a narrow foot and always have to pull normal laces really tight, but these are so long they reach past the front of the shoe even when tucked into the rest of the laces and are *not adjustable.* It seems like they should be adjustable but the plastic piece where you tighten them is either broken on both sides or not actually supposed to be moved ever. (It looks like it should move, but even when not wearing them and trying with tools, it is basically 'locked'). I've manged to get it to move slightly a couple times in the last week+ but it took long, sustained effort and peeled back 2 of my fingernails. The rest of the time, I cant loosen the laces so it takes awhile to get my foot in the shoe and I end up angry and out of breathe and I cant imagine the shoe, epsecially the loop on the back, holding up to all that pulling and shoving for very long. Sitting in traffic might be more fun but theres a reason I don't drive.
So now, after I've gotten them off or on, I have literally been trying to avoid needing to put them on/off again. It really stinks. For all I know it could be a great shoe.