Who says that all day peak-bagging hikes have to be uncomfortable' Okay, some parts--the never-ending switchbacks, the hot sun, the steep summit pushes--will stay the same, but your feet will be happy the whole way in the modern comfort of the Merrell Chameleon 7 Knit Mid Hiking Boot. It's made with an engineered knit upper that offers a perfect balance between comfortable stretch and necessary support on the trail. TPU overlays add essential structure and stability, while the sock-like bellow tongue works to keep out trail debris like mud and small rocks. On the outsole you've got a hardworking and reliable Vibram rubber compound that'll grip on everything from steep and dusty pitches to slippery downhills. The midsole works to give you the cushioning and support you need for dawn-to-dusk treks, while a lightweight internal FlexPlate delivers adaptive stability on sections where you're seeing more loose rock and gnarled roots than trail.