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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

13 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. One person added that it is an excellent casual shoe for ‘bombing’ around during weekends.
  • 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.”
  • One consumer stated that he liked the fact that the shoe has laces higher up on the arch similar to a work boot.
  • 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.
  • One purchaser liked that the shoe’s laces loosen quickly and that they are easy to draw tight.

5 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.
  • One buyer said the shoe squeaked when walking.
  • A tester said the shoe holds up pretty well regarding grip except on ice.

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.



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Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka History

The Merrell shoe company was established in 1981 by Clark Matis, John Schweizer, and well-known boot maker, Randy J. Merrell. The company intended to introduce more affordable high-performance boots 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.

Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

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