Merrell Choprock: Built for the Trail, Ready for the Water

As summer temps rise, there’s nothing better than spending a day near the water. Luckily, the Merrell Choprock is a trail-ready shoe built for aquatic adventures.

Merrell Choprock

Gone are the days of turning around at a water crossing or worrying about getting your shoes wet. Thanks to the Merrell Choprock, you can happily hike through a mountain stream, wade into the trailside lake, or confidently hop out of the boat. With maximum traction and quick-drying materials, these capable shoes are made for summer excursions.

Built for the Trail, Ready for the Water

The Choprock is first and foremost a trail-ready hiking shoe. The Vibram Megagrip outsole offers superior grip on both wet and dry surfaces. While the 5mm lugs provide plenty of traction on uneven terrain, the shoe still remains comfortable around town. To top it off, the compression-molded midsole provides the stability and comfort Merrell is known for.

Merrell Choprock

But what really sets the Choprock apart is its water-friendly capabilities. Midsole channels and ports provide extra ventilation and allow water to quickly drain. Combined with a synthetic mesh upper, these hikers dry quickly and shed water easily. Whether paddleboarding, hiking upstream, or rock-hopping along the lakeshore, the Choprock is ready for it all.

Merrell Choprock Specs

  • Weight: 1 lb 11 oz men’s / 1 lb 2 oz women’s
  • Lug depth: 5 mm
  • Outsole: Vibram Megagrip
  • Price: $120 men’s and women’s / $50 kids’
  • Available for: Men, women, and kids
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Merrell Choprock

Dries Quickly, Protects Feet Fully

If you’ve ever stubbed your toe while dragging the raft ashore or felt the jab of a sharp stick while wading into the river, you know how important it is to protect your feet. The Choprock offers the quick-drying comfort of a sandal paired with the complete armor of a hiking boot. The rubber toe bumpers keep feet safe, and the mesh uppers keep debris out and maximize easy drying.

Merrell Choprock

Ready for Adventure

It’s hard to beat the pleasure of hiking along a chilly, spring-fed stream or plunging into the crystal-clear waters of a high-alpine lake after a long day on the trail. Whether you plan to explore the legendary cerulean pools of Havasu Falls, brave Utah’s water-logged slot canyons, or head south to Peru’s famous Millpu Pools, the Choprock is ready for adventure. At just 1 pound 11 ounces for the men’s pair, these are light enough to pack when heading abroad and versatile enough to be your only adventure travel shoes.

Merrell Choprock
Exploring Millpu Pools, Peru

Water-Friendly Hikers for All

Available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ varieties, there’s a Choprock for everyone. These capable, fast-drying, rock-gripping hikers are ready to hit the trail, explore the river, and enjoy every last drop of summer. And at $120, you can feel good knowing you’re getting a versatile, hardworking hiking shoe that won’t break the bank.


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