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Rugged Shoe, Great for Hiking on Loose Rocks,
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I hike 8 to 12 miles on an outing. Have used Merrell Moab before, but they are too soft on rocky trails. Needed more support and stiffer construction. These Merrell Chameleon3 Ventilator's are perfect for someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis and can feel every bump on the trial. Lots of grip on slippery surfaces. Good for everyday use too.
I've used these shoes on my new mountain bike and they ride exceptionally well. Lots of pedal force and grip. With a more narrow footprint they don't get in the way like some wide heel hiking shoes.
I bought a 1/2 size larger so I can wear either thicker wool socks or two pairs of cotton socks to soften the foot fall.
No break-in period. Ready to go on day one!