Merrell Chameleon Wrap Mid

A well-padded boot with a low-cut ankle cuff that makes it feel more like a shoe than a boot. Didn’t really do that well in the Welsh hills. The tread is shallow and didn’t cope with mud and slimy peat, while the stiff midsole is difficult to walk on because of the short ankle cuff.

 

Colours: Olive green, coffee bean, bungee
Sizes: 7-13 (UK), 40-49 (‘Euro)
Upper: Synthetic
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram Chameleon Hiker
Weight: 1,150g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01179 636363, www.merrell.com

Verdict: Trendy looking and well made, but feels more like a stiff and heavy multi-activity shoe and there are better all-rounders out there for the money.

 

First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008