Who should buy Merrell All Out Blaze 2

The Merrell All Out Blaze 2 is a mid-range option for day hikers. It is ideal for the following:

  • Users who prioritize breathability
  • Trail-goers who prefer a lightweight option
  • Hikers who need to freely move their ankles with a low-cut shoe

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 logo

Updates to the 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 that protects the toes. An odor-control technology is added to keep feet dry and fresh

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 updates

Protective outsole

The slip-resistant Vibram TC5+  gives underfoot protection and grip. It has a 4.5 mm lug depth which bites on most terrain.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 outsole

The tread patterns create a channel to drive water out, preventing slips.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 grippy outsole

Merrell All Out Blaze 2's stabilizing features in the midsole

The All Out Blaze 2 combines a compression-molded EVA midsole and FIT.ECO blended EVA footbed for comfort and cushioning.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 footbed

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.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 midsole feature

Robust yet flexible upper materials

With a full-grain leather and mesh combination, the All Out Blaze 2 from Merrell upper is made durable yet flexible.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 upper

It is reinforced with a protective die-cut toe cap which acts as a buffer against bumps and a bellows tongue that keeps rubble out. Its traditional lacing system comprises three types of eyelets.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 upper components

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.

Merrell All Out Blaze 2 mesh

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14oz / Women 11.1oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.