- Merrell footwear.
Anyone else think quality has gone downhill?
I’ve been a big fan of the Merrell Chamelion Slam approach shoes since my first pair back in approx 2001. I’ve had many pairs but about 2 years ago I bought an updated pair and the air cushioning went in the heel, a known fault so I got a new pair for nowt.
This second pair went the same way so I opted for a pair of different shoes, Merrell Pantheon Goretex. These are probably about a year old and are now coming apart at the sole/upper seam.
Probably just a run of bad luck for me, just wondering if anyone else has had issues?Posted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Got a 3 year old pair of Chamelions that are finally wearing out; heel cup has split in one.Posted 4 years ago
Have had a couple of other pairs, Moab and another who’s name escapes me that have been and gone in the same time.
I much prefer my Asolo boots and 5.10 Camp 4 shoes though, the Asolo especially seem bombproof.GolfChickMember
Ive tried a few pairs over the last couple of years now. reasonably comfy and I think very reasonably priced however I dont have a single pair of them because they’ve all got taken back. I think it says quite a lot when the policy in Go outdoors for merrell is to replace or refund any of their shoes that you claim leak…. they dont ask to test them like other brands, they know they suck!Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
*FREE* Pair of Merrell Chameleon Evo Goretex walking boots in size nine.
I don’t get on with them – lots of spiky bits of stitching inside and the Goretex sock in one boot went within about two walks. Worn about a dozen times – Vibram soles like new.
PP me the cost of posting and you can have ’em. I’ve always had Merrells shoes (mostly the slip on clog-like things) but won’t touch them from here on in. Email in profile.Posted 4 years agoroggMember
I wouldn’t buy Merrells again either – had a pair of approach shoes which were useless in winter, soaked up water like sponges, with really slippery soles, and yet were way too hot for summer. I’ve also got some of the sandle type things, which give me blisters every summer till I get used to them again.Posted 4 years agoNZColSubscriber
We were sponsored by them for a while and got mountains of free shoes. I can’t remember what they were but i used a pair for a 10hour bush bash and had to bin them afterwards – from new. They were touted as the adventure racing shoe – sole came off and had to be taped back on, sides split etc Thought it was a rogue pair and used another pair for a long trek – same thing – disintegrated. I gave up and went back to my Salomons but had to tape over the branding !! Saying that even Salomons have changed in recent years.Posted 4 years ago
Not like it used to be etc etckcalSubscriber
I had a pair of Chameleon XCRs I think replaced as after less than a year the heels had worn right through; the replacements did the same, another pair I later bought (slightly different model) went the same way.
They weren’t used on ‘trails’ all the time, walking around town and just generally ‘walking’ outside.
Now have Trezetas I think, and while not brilliant, they are at least as comfortable and haven’t fallen to bits.
So, as above then. Dead coney when they fit though :/Posted 4 years ago
By the sounds of it then it’s not just been bad luck.
As I said the slams I had 10-12 years back were indistructable and stuck to surfaces like hot snot. I think i still have a pair of them in the bottom of a shed somewhere I might have to dig out!
I dont really use the shoes for on the hills, I have boots for that, they are mainly used as a casual thing and for walking to and from work.
I have a pair of North Face hedgehogs, they’re ok but soon went to look tatty.
A mate of mine swore by the Non cycling 5:10’s i might track some down and try them.Posted 4 years ago
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