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Merrell Chameleon 4 Stretch Reviews

146 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

95% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

135 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/30/11
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

The granite colored shoe is more of a strange green color than black as it looks in the pictures.

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/20/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I initially loved this shoe. Fit great, looked great, etc. Then after about a month and half, an inner seam on the right heal started pushing through; this made the shoe unwearable because of the pain. Unacceptable for this price. Zappos was awesome and allowed me to return/exchange the pair.

Additional 126 Chameleon 4 Stretch Merrell Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Jess

from Phoenix, AZ

Excellent shoes...much better than my Stretch 3's which felt clunky and started falling apart. These are similar to my old, beloved Stretch 2's...I wish I would've bought 5 pair when I had the chance.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Marietta, Georgia

I love these shoes! I had the originals when they first came out. I wore them for about two years before I needed to look at replacing them. The only problem was that version two was ugly and did not fit right as they changed the toe and width version three, I had quality issues with the toe coming unglued; mostly because the design was still close to version two. Well, version four is back to the original! And it fits great and is everything I liked about the first version. My original version is still worn today for yard work even though it has a hole in the bottom and the lace broke; still going strong!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2012

Mitch H

from Ashburn, Virginia

I have had these now for about 3 weeks. They were very comfortable from the moment I put them on. No break in required! These are also my first Merrell's. They will not be my last. I have already decided on a pair of World Legends as a little nicer option. And yet again, Zappos was an excellent shopping choice. Easy purchase, quick and free shipping and decent price. Plus I know that if I did happen to have a problem, Zappos' return policy rocks. Always a pleasure doing business here!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 19, 2012

Howard S

from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This is the third pair of Chameleon 4 Stretch. They are great for running, walking and for trails. Best most confortable shoe I have ever worn. And Zappos was astonishing for getting the pair to me the next day after the evening before when I placed the ordered.

Brands I'd also recommend: Solomon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! Holds your foot in place and very comfortable. Great half day hiking shoe. Expensive, but worth it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Bearsville, NY

I've had several pairs of each of the generations that Merrell has released of the Chameleon Stretch mocs. This latest offering does not disappoint; great fit, comfy from the get-go, and durable. Do not hesitate to get this shoe!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2012

Darrell

from Dickson, TN

Well, this is the first day I've had these on but they feel great and this isn't my first rodeo with Merrells. This is probably my 4th or 5th pair of Merrells and I love the Stretch series style! No more tying shoe laces! Just slip on, slip off! I HIGHLY recommend any style of Merrells and I HIGHLY recommend using Zappos.com to buy them! They ship extremely fast, too! I ordered them Sunday, New Years Eve, and they were at my door Tuesday afternoon! Great shoes and great Web site to purchase from!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Montana

This is the second pair of Chameleons I've owned. One of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Appears they have made some improvements from the last pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

Korbe P

from Casper, WY

Outstanding. This is my 2nd pair (the prior being the model 3) and I love them. Also, as we all know you can't beat Zappos service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Brian H

from Iowa City, IA

I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed with these shoes! I've owned them now for over a month and wear them daily for at least 8 hrs at work where I walk 3-4 miles per day. Very comfortable, they breathe amazingly. I'll buy these again in a heartbeat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2011

Vernon

from New Orleans, LA

I'm on my feet all day working at a medical facility and after wearing these shoes for a couple of weeks, I find that they are very comfortable. Putting on the shoe is similar to putting on a glove. Some people may find it a little difficult to slip their feet into the shoe because the size of the opening is somewhat fixed, but once it is on, it feels good. The fit is not tight. It is true to size. It also looks great. I've received compliments about the look/style. I love the fact that you don't have to tie shoelaces. You simply pull on the plastic tab to tighten the laces and tuck under the laces. That's it. I highly recommend this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Oswego, NY

Wonderful shoe- a little clunky in looks compared to the Chameleon 2. It fits better than the Chameleon 3. I use this for trail walking and general use. It's comfortable, supportive without looking like an old man shoe, and easy to wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2011

Mitchell R

from Oklahoma

Six stars. I wish I could give theses shoe 6 stars or maybe 10! I normally wear size 16, I have flat feet (and I mean flat feet) and not a low arch. Day 1 was extremely tight, almost to the point of uncomfortable, but I had read some other reviews saying that they were tight at first, so I toughed it out. I'm glad I did because by the end of the day I couldn't even tell I was wearing shoes. 15 s fit me just fine and the arch support is outstanding. I normally have to wear after-market, expensive orthotics; with these there is no need. Rides like a boot but is as light as a sandal and feels like you're only wearing socks. These shoes are absolutely epic. I will recommend these to my friends, I will buy Merrells in the future, and I will continue buying shoes from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2011

Matt H

from Mikwaukee

I bought these shoes looking for a better shoe for disc golf. I have had trail shoes from Nike and the outdoors lasted about 2 months. I then looked into getting a pair of Keens but their customer service was horrible and treated me horrible when I asked if a few shoes would ever be made in a size 15. Then I went to my choice of Merrell. They had a Vibram outsole which is what I was really looking for. All I had to do to the shoes is put some tough toe on my left shoe and these things were golden. I really wish they would have come with toe protection but whatever. Not having to tie your shoes is something I was kinda worried about but after using these shoes for about a month now it's like second nature. And the outsoles sterling as nails. U would never even know that I am really hard on shoes. Overall I love them and will from now on buy Merrell for all my disc golf needs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2011

Dennis C

from US

Bought them and wore them on a trip immediately. No problem. All purpose, durable and the most comfortable shoe I've ever owned. Im going to buy another pair and throw everything else out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockports

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 19, 2011

Len Z

from South Wales, NY

My 2nd pair of Merrell's, these fit true to my size 7.5 and are comfortable with a firmer sole than the barefooters which I returned in favor of these. The elastic high back was noticeable at first but after the 2nd or third time wearing was unnoticeable. These breathe well and aren't waterproof so be aware.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2011

Tony

from Los Angeles

These shoes are absolutely great! After reading other Merrell Reviews many recommended ordering half a size bigger. I called Zappos and confirmed this before ordering. They are rugged and I like the soles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Southampton new york

I am a landscape professional and have been wearing this shoe for 10 years as a work boot. I love the slip on capability, rugged durability and light weight breathability. I go through two pair a year and would not wear anything else.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 4, 2011

Paul D

from Narberth, Pennsylvania

I bought these for my 17 year old son, who is autistic and cannot tie shoelaces. The elastic lacing system works as I had hoped it would. He can get the shoes on and off himself without difficulty. He seems to like them, too. I wish it was easier to find shoes with elastic laces on this site - the photographs of all of your shoes have the laces tucked in and it is difficult to distinguish those with elastic from regular laces. I spent hours looking at shoes and simply could not tell which ones had elastic laces or not. People with disabilities, particularly younger ones, want stylish, comfortable shoes just like everyone else. I only found these shoes because I saw them in a local running store, which did not carry the right size or I would have bought them there. So my rating for these shoes is five stars. However I cannot rate Zappos' search function so highly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2011

Robert W

 

I got this these shoes for all weather hiking and they have not let me down as of this writing.There are one or two lemons in the Merrell line but these shoes are not in that category.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Livermore, CA

I am reviewing these for my husband who has worn out two previous styles of the Chameleon stretch, likely the first and second models. I am returning these because they fit like tennis shoes, not like previous Merrell Chameleons. The Chameleon 3 is closer to what he had (like climbing shoes), but still not quite as flexible. Nevertheless, he has ordered a second pair of the 3's to put back for when his newly purchased pair wears out! Thanks for the great service, Zappos.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 27, 2012

Mitch H

from Ashburn, VA

I have had these shoes for a few months now. They have quickly become my go to shoes for most everyday wear. They required very little break in and are very comfortable with or without socks. They look great and feel great. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a light trail shoe or casual urban walker.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Olukai

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Orange County

These shoes are so awesome. I hiked Half Dome in them and Glacier point in Yosemite. I enjoy these shoes because they breathe better than any other shoe/boot I've had. They could use a little tiny bit better Achilles support, but overall these shoes are top notch and great for fast hikers, and because they do stretch, buy a half size down from your normal size, that's what I did and they fit like a glove! Oh! Zappos got them to me super quick too, it was amazing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

My husband loves these shoes! Merrell makes a great product and is comfortable, versatile and really lasts. He always complains about shoes not having enough cushion in the sole but he says these are the best. They're well worth the price, even as expensive as they are, because they are so durable and last so long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, UT

I was a bit vary of the Chameleon Stretch, I have been a big fan of the Chameleon Wrap series for years now. Sadly, that lines seems to have been discontinued. Chameleon Stretch is so easy on my feet and my feet do not get tired wearing them. The ordering process with Zappos is a breeze. I ordered a different pair earlier which wasn't a good fit for me, I returned it immediately. I am amazed at the high standard of customer service and returns policies Zappos has. They are setting a benchmark for other online and offline stores.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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