Merrell Chameleon Arc 2 Rival Waterproof Hiking Boots - Women's


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Tame steep terrain and tackle rough trail conditions when you're wearing the Merrell Women's Chameleon Arc 2 Rival Waterproof Hiking Boots. A full leather upper lined with a waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry and lets them breathe to maintain the perfect in-shoe climate. The Ortholite® anatomical footbed provides luxurious cushion to keep you going strong for miles and a compression molded EVA footframe and Merrell Q-Form® Comfort midsole give you the support and flexibility you need for heavy loads. With an air cushion in the heel, your joints will appreciate the shock absorption on steep descents. These leather hiking shoes provide ankle stability thanks to a mid height upper and traction on wet, rocky trails with a Vibram® Chameleon Arc 2 Sole. Take the road less-traveled with the Merrell Chameleon Arc 2 Rival Waterproof Hiking Boots for women.


  • Upper: Waterproof full grain and nubuck leather
  • Combination construction delivers stability in the heel and flexibility in the forefoot
  • Waterproof membrane provides impermeable but breathable barrier
  • Footbed: Ortholite® anatomical footbed
  • Midsole: Compression molded EVA footframe provides cushioning
  • Midsole: Molded nylon arch shank
  • Midsole: Merrell Q-Form® Comfort midsole provides women's specific stride-sequenced cushioning
  • Midsole: Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Outsole: Vibram® Chameleon Arc 2 Sole/TC5+ Rubber
  • Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

3 Reviews

  • comfortable: 1
  • cute: 1
  • good support: 1
  • waterproof: 1

  • narrow toebox: 1
  • none: 1
  • run small: 1
  • runs small: 1

3 Ratings & Reviews


from Lexington, Ky
25-34 yrs

My favorite boots!
March 23, 2013

Over the years, I've bought quite a few brands of hiking boots from inexpensive Sketchers to pricy Timberland boots. I must say that my Arch 2's have been my absolute favorite. They look nice, are fairly lightweight and waterproof. They required minimal break-in time (I wore them around to run errands for week) before they were ready for the trails. I will recommend ordering a half size up. These boots are so comfortable and durable, well worth the cost. They should last a very long time.

Pros: cute, comfortable, Cons: none

love them, but wish the toe box was larger
December 02, 2013

After reading other reviews, I ordered a whole size up in these boots. I wore them hiking in Alaska several months ago and found that they are extremely comfortable with the exception of having a narrow toebox. My toes would all be a bit sore from being slightly pressed together- I normally wear size nine but I ordered a size ten in these boots. They are very waterproof and I feel that they will last a very long time. I just hope they stretch out.

Pros: good support, waterproof, Cons: narrow toebox, runs small
from Washington, DC
18-24 yrs

First pair of hiking boots
June 17, 2013

This is my first pair of hiking boots, and I don't think I could have picked anything better. After months of careful consideration and research I finally gave in and purchased. The price was a bit more than what I originally had wanted to spend, but I consider these an investment! These boots are very comfortable, sturdy, and well-made. At the same time, they feel very light on the feet (not at all bulky). I also love the subtle purple detail - makes it a bit more feminine. Perfect for day hikes, and great traction for any challenging trails. I STRONGLY encourage you to order 1/2 size up (at least). They really do run small, even with thin socks (and especially with anything thicker).

Cons: run small

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 5, size 5.5, size 6, size 6.5, size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10, size 10.5 and size 11: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11.

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