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11 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers appreciated the shoe’s comfortability. One said her husband wears them to work for as much as 16 hours a day and his feet don’t hurt at all.
  • The shoe doesn’t need any breaking in period, a few people noted.
  • According to a significant number of testers, the All Out Blazer Chukka is a good-looking shoe.
  • Many buyers agree that the shoe feels light on the feet and is great as an everyday shoe.
  • Several people observed that the shoe’s materials seem to be of high-quality.
  • Quite a few persons noted the shoe’s good fit.
  • A couple of commenters said the shoe seemed to be very durable.
  • A person wrote that the All Out Blazer Chukka is a “great product at a great price.”
  • Someone who uses orthotic inserts reported that the shoe accommodated the inserts nicely.
  • The shoe gives good traction even in snow, a user said.
  • The shoe easily cleans up with a brush, according to one buyer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers reported that the All Out Blazer Chukka runs a bit large.
  • Two people liked the overall look of the shoe except for the heel part which they called unattractive. One of them wished the shoe was the same smooth leather all around.
  • The shoe does not offer much in the way of arch support, according to one reviewer.

Bottom line

The Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka is the ideal shoe for casual or work use. The shoe is durable for rugged use but light and comfortable enough that you can wear it every day. The shoe runs a bit large, but this can be remedied by going down a half size lower. The traction is excellent on most surfaces except ice.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Merrell Casual Shoes
Price: $130
Colorways: Brown, Black, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Merrell sneaker
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This shoe is available in men’s sizes ranging from 7 to 15. Some half sizes are offered. Based on some reviews, the shoe is said to run a bit large so buyers might need to buy a half size lower than their standard foot size.

The chukka shoe can be versatile and is easily dressed up or down. Pair your All Out Blazer Chukka with rolled up chinos and a long-sleeved shirt for casual Fridays, selvedge denim for dates, and laidback cotton pants and T-shirt for lazy Sunday afternoons.

The All Out Blazer Chukka utilizes the Unifly midsole technology of the All Out Blaze Collection to give exceptional shock absorption. The midsole disperses the impact and provides a more stabilized takeoff. The M Select GRIP outsole gives the shoe superior traction while the M Select FRESH technology absorbs moisture to keep the feet drier and fresher longer.

The Merrell shoe company was established in 1981 by Clark Matis, John Schweizer, and well-known cleat maker, Randy J. Merrell. The company intended to introduce more affordable high-performance cleats to the market. Their first shoe release was geared specifically towards the hiking community and was well-received.

In 1986, Randy Merrell left the company to focus on making customized shoes once more, however, the company kept the name which has become synonymous with quality footwear.

In the late 90s, the Merrell company decided to venture into making lighter shoes. They released the Jungle Runner which had a lukewarm reception by the public. However, their follow-up to this, the Jungle Moc became a huge success and continues to be sold to this day. The company later expanded their lifestyle shoe line and added apparel and accessories as well.

The Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka falls into the casual shoe category. It has all the performance qualities and technology from Merrell’s All Out Blaze collection but wrapped in laid-back leather instead. The shoe has a full-grain leather upper, nylon arch shank, mesh lining, and a traditional lace closure.

  • Weight is 11 oz.
  • A breathable mesh lining adds a little more comfort in the interior.

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