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Thinking of getting a pair of Merrell Chameleon 4 Strech shoes.

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  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    They've got this fancy lacing system that doesn't require me to
    actually lace them up. Like Merrell mocs, but they don't look quite
    as stupid when I wear shorts with them.

    OTOH, they're not waterproof. Do any of you know of a shoe with that
    kind of quick-and-easy lacing system that are also waterproof?

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  2. stevethrower

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    I just wear the Moc's with my shorts... as I don't care. Just have to remember to pick out the horseshit if I go out...
     
  3. Voss's Tumor

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    I've had a few pairs of Merrells over the years and I've never had a negative experience.
     
  4. VMS

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    I wear my mocs with long pants, but not with shorts. It's just a thing I've got. They look too much like loafers, and I'm usually wearing khaki cargo shorts when I'm in shorts, so I look like some preppy dilettante in golf shirts/khaki shorts/loafers. Put on a pair of decently butch hiking shoes, and I look like someone who's actually doing something. It's not so much vanity as it's my job: I can't have my tenants thinking I'm some kind of preppy slacker, and in my mind that's what that "look" conveys.

    I'll probably go with the Chameleon 4 Stretch's if I don't find anything else, but it'd be nice to find something that's waterproof.
     
  5. stevethrower

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    I used to buy LL Bean versions and I would wear them out in about half the time as the Merrells...
     
  6. Falldog

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    How hard is it to lace your shoes? Or tie them and slip them off and on?
     
  9. VMS

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    I'm lazy. Get over it.
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  10. Creasy Bear

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    The only complaint I've got about my Merrells is the fuckers last forever. I want to get a new pair because they have some cool new models, but the pair I got like ten years ago are still in great shape. I beat the shit out of them too. I can't justify getting a new pair because my old ones are perfectly fine.

    Oh... and please, for the love of Dog, don't anybody get these abominations...

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    I've been wearing Vibrams for three years now. I like them.
     
  12. Aaron Burrito

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    What are you doing that you need waterproof laceless shoes? Hiding in out houses waiting for unsuspecting women?
     
  13. VMS

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    If that were the case, I'd just be using water shoes like these:
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    And while I have water shoes, and they're very convenient for my peeping use, that's not the point.

    1.) I do a fair amount of hiking. Puddles are a problem. I prefer not to get my tootsies wet.
    2.) I like the convenience of not having to tie my shoelaces, but I prefer the "look" of shoelaces because I think I look bad in shorts and loafers (which mocs look like to me when I'm in shorts, but not when I'm in jeans/pants for some weird reason).
    3.) I want all those qualities in a single shoe so I don't have to swap shoes in an out, other than a pair for long pants and a pair for shorts.

    Now, did you really want that much info about what's going on in my head?
     
  14. ProflyerXM

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    I own a pair. They are great for hiking and being by the water. They may look stupid but when you walk in them correctly they work the HELL out of your legs.
     

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