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Shoes for a wet environment
« on: June 14, 2006, 10:52:48 AM »
its been raining alot lately in MA, and i was wonder, from your experience, what are the best shoes for wet cement? i was looking at the Merrell Chameleon II's at http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=47871381&parent_category_rn=4501259

feed back would be great, but i might just get them to try them out and see for myself...who knows
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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 08:16:44 PM »
I've got the merrell chameleon slams...and they are basically the same thing as those in the link, and they work great for me on almost anything.  the one drawback? they suck for running.  but, for grip/durability, they are the ish.

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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 08:21:30 PM »
ive got the chameleon stretches and i was actualy just out in the rain for a little bit tonight. they work fine on concrete and everything, just dont try and do like rail precisions or anything on them. I tried to just step up onto a wet rail and i almost fell off. So yeah those work fine for concrete but if you want to do rails in the rain youre going to need something else.

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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 08:46:16 PM »
huh, that's strange.  I tend to be able to still be on rails when they are wet. (not huge-stylee precisions though)

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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 11:03:45 AM »
it could be that im just retarted...which is a very strong possibility XD

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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 04:31:28 PM »
Sorry, but your never gonna find a shoe that can grip a wet rail completely dependably  ;)

But the Merrell Chameleons (which I continue to support) have a sole pattern that's shaped in a way that's supposed to channel water away from the center of the shoe.  Coupled with the already unbeatable grip of the Merrells and I say that's your best bet.

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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006, 05:20:39 AM »
it could be that im just retarted...which is a very strong possibility XD

Not retarded... "special" ;)
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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006, 05:56:09 AM »
I got some Chameleons a few weeks ago and they are completely and utterly awesome.  I have already done quite a bit of parkour in them, taken them on a 14,265 foot mountain, run with them, and worn them around daily.  They have a unique style of tread on the bottom, so a lot of people think that their grippyness sucks, but looks can be decieving.  Their soles are vibram, which could be like one of the greatest materials in the world, it is extremely durable, and very very grippy :).  For the rain thing, no shoes will function up to their maximum potential when they are wet, but the Chameleons function exeptionally well when wet.  I have used them to spider-man up a 50% grade slab of granite, when they were wet.  (50% grade = something at a 50 degree ange roughly) 

So basically they are the best shoes I have ever had, and trust me, I go through a lot of shoes ;)
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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2006, 09:27:00 AM »
he's a cheetah ;D

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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2006, 05:59:48 PM »
my lord, these shoes (Merrell Chameleon Strech) are amazing, i was just in boston and...wow
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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2006, 10:44:01 PM »
I'm sorry, I just must say this........................we told you so  ;)
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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2006, 10:33:25 AM »
I have the Stretch kind and they work really well. Like amazingly well.
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Re: Shoes for a wet environment
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2006, 03:53:08 PM »
ive got them too and they pretty much rock my socks off except they dont because im wearing them lol. i think all the springs guys have the same exact pair lol.