Merrell Chameleon3 Axiom 2010

The Merrell Chameleon3 Axiom weighs 864g (pair, size 8); deep aggressive outsole lug pattern for grip in mud and wet grass; narrow profile is ideal for fast, precise footwork; nubuck leather panels add durability; well-cushioned and comfy. But it is not very stable as the outsole is convex; not waterproof; lack of heel breast reduces braking downhill.

The Merrell Chameleon3 Axiom is a good ‘fast and light’ shoe for mud, but it’s not as good as dedicated running or walking shoes.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010