Latest Big Kid Hikers from Merrell

With the pedigree of Merrell’s Chameleon adult hikers, particularly in the generous ventilation and protective rubber toe cap, these little hikers deliver big protection on the trickiest trails. The Chameleon 7 Mid A/C Waterproof Boot for Big Kids is loaded with high-performance benefits like M Select Dry waterproof construction for keeping toes dry and a terrain-grabbing outsole for traction.

Merrell Chameleon kids hiking boot by Mountain Life

The easy lace-free alternative closure is a parent’s best friend—we can’t think of another kids’ trail shoe that’s easier to take on and off, but always remains snug.

The flexible fit is more like a runner, but with extra support. The Mid-cut (also available in Low-cut) offers enough support for tougher hiking and is particularly welcome during messy shoulder-season weather.

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Chameleon 7 Mid A/C Waterproof Boot

Our tester’s feet stayed dry in drizzle and through muddy spring trails. (We didn’t test in heavy rain or submersion but for those conditions, you’d be better served by rubber rainboots.) Our four-year-old tester was bouncing like Tigger over rocks, roots and puddles. 

Chameleon 7 Mid A/C Waterproof Boot by Mountain Life


-M Select DRY waterproof construction keeps young feet happy.

-Durable leather and breathable mesh upper.

-Convenient alternative closure for a snug fit and easy on/off.

-Durable rubber cup sole with M Select GRIP for flexible, non-marking traction.

More kids’ hikers here. Kids’ size guide here.

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