Updates to Merrell All Out Blaze 2 Mid Waterproof

  • The Merrell All Out Blaze 2 Mid Waterproof is a lightweight hiking boot that emphasizes protection and comfort. This gear features a more robust full-grain leather upper, so it is a bit heavier than its predecessor. The boot is also lined with the waterproof M Select Dry to keep the user’s foot dry.
  • The boot’s compression molded ethylene vinyl acetate midsole is partnered with an Air Cushion Viz pod for cushioning and shock dispersion. Traction is supplied by the footwear’s Vibram TC5+ outsole.

Size and fit

The All Out Blaze 2 Mid Waterproof is available for male and female hikers in a range of whole and half sizes. The boot is offered in standard width profile. Its lace-up closure system grants a personalized lockdown to the wearer. Also, the boot generally runs true to size.


Merrell’s All Out Blaze 2 Mid Waterproof is equipped with a Vibram TC5+ for traction on virtually all types of terrain. Its aggressive lug pattern bites down on wet and dry surfaces for a surefooted grip. These lugs also shed dirt and debris for optimal traction on the trail. The outsole is made of a durable rubber compound for increased resistance to wear and tear.


This mid-cut hiking boot uses a compression molded EVA midsole to create a cushioned ride for the user. The brand’s patented Air Cushion Viz is paired with a high rebound EVA foam pod in the heel to enhance stability and reduce shock. A molded nylon shank is embedded within the midsole to make the gear more rigid against twisting and contorting on uneven surfaces.

The footwear’s removable FIT.ECO EVA footbed supplies arch support and underfoot comfort to the wearer. It’s coated with Merrell’s M Select Fresh technology to prevent microbes from causing an unpleasant odor.


The Merrell All Out Blaze 2 Mid Waterproof features an upper that combines full-grain leather and mesh panels. These materials make the boot light and resistant to abrasive elements. The upper is lined with an M Select Dry membrane to prevent water from seeping in while maintaining breathability. Moreover, its bellows tongue prevents debris from entering this gear.

The boot’s toe cap is reinforced for improved durability and protection against stubbing. An overlay is also found at the heel for enhanced rearfoot stability. Its lace-up closure system uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks to secure the laces. A pull loop is found below the ankle cuff for an easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.1oz / Women 12.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell

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Paul Ronto

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