For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 14ozWomen: 11.1oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Merrell All Out Blaze 2
- Merrell has updated the All Out Blaze 2 with technologies that are light and can handle diverse trails. The boot features the Vibram TC5+ outsole which yields traction on wet and dry grounds.
- The midsole grants a cushy and comfy ride through its combination of FIT.ECO blended EVA footbed and compression molded EVA midsole. The Air Cushion Viz and molded nylon shank render stability.
- The materials used in the upper creates a flexible, breathable and durable day hiking shoe. It has a lace-up closure and a die-cut toe cap which protects the toes. An odor-control technology is added to keep feet dry and fresh
Merrell All Out Blaze 2 size and fit
The Merrell All Out Blaze 2 is a day hiking shoe offered to men and women. It generally runs true to size and comes in standard width. There are full and half sizes too. The front lace-up closure delivers a customized fit to the wearer.
The slip-resistant Vibram TC5+ gives underfoot protection and grip. It has a 4.5 mm lug depth which bites on most terrain. The tread patterns create a channel to drive water out, preventing slips.
The All Out Blaze 2 combines a compression molded EVA midsole and FIT.ECO blended EVA footbed for comfort and cushioning. The latter also helps in controlling odor. The Air Cushion Viz feature adds an EVA material on the heel for steadiness and shock absorption. A molded nylon shank enhances stability and renders arch support.
With a full-grain leather and mesh combination, the All Out Blaze 2 from Merrell upper is made durable yet flexible. It is reinforced with a protective die-cut toe cap which acts as a buffer against bumps and a bellows tongue which keeps rubble out. Its traditional lacing system comprises three types of eyelets. It is lined with a breathable mesh with M.Select FRESH to prevent the growth of odor-causing microorganisms. A pull tab is added to the heel to assist in on and off.
- Also available in waterproof and mid cut.