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

VMS

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

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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...
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.
 

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

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What are you doing that you need waterproof laceless shoes? Hiding in out houses waiting for unsuspecting women?
If that were the case, I'd just be using water shoes like these:


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?
 

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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...

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.