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

9 reasons to buy

  • One of the many positive traits of the Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka North that most reviewers agreed on is that it is very comfortable. One user added that they were so comfy he could walk in them for miles.
  • Numerous testers found the shoe to be lightweight with one person noting that the shoe is light “but not flimsy.”
  • According to several people who have tried on the shoe, the shoe fits them perfectly. A few of them reported buying another pair.
  • Plenty of users mentioned the quality of the shoe as very good.
  • This chukka received heaps of praises for its stylish design. One buyer said he liked the look which he said: “is a cross between an indoor and outdoor type of shoe.”
  • A few individuals reported that the All Out Blazer Chukka North is true to size.
  • A number of people said the shoe needed no breaking in period.
  • The shoe got a nod from one person who said it had decent arch support.
  • One buyer appreciated the shoe’s soft leather.

7 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of users were unhappy with the shoe’s outsole which they said lacked enough grip when walking on wet or smooth surfaces (such as plastic sheeting).
  • One disgruntled buyer said he found the shoe “slippy on damp pavements and deadly on wet metal like manhole covers.” Another said that while using the shoe, he slipped and sprained his foot on a mall’s tiled floors when the floor got wet from people coming in from the rain.
  • Two people found the shoe’s price to be on the steep side.
  • A consumer did not like the fact that the tongue is “open” underneath the shoe’s lace holes. He said it would not keep out any water that might splash onto the shoe during rainy days.
  • Based on one review, the shoe made a slight squeaking noise which the user found annoying.
  • A customer was unhappy that the tread wore out quicker than expected.
  • One reviewer wrote that the All Out Blazer Chukka North’s does not seem to be as springy or have the same depth as most other Merrell shoes.

Bottom line

Lightweight and comfortable describe the All Out Blazer Chukka North very well. Merrell adds an element of flair to the shoe to make it an ideal apparel for walking or hanging out. Besides an enhanced aesthetic appeal, the shoe also offers insulation from the cold. Although a bit pricey, the All Out Blazer Chukka North does carry a handful of features that have made it a solid choice for those who wish to feel warm and look good during the cold months.



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Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka North History

The All Out Blazer Chukka North comes from a well-known company with decades of experience in quality shoemaking behind its name. The Merrell company was founded in 1981 and has been producing some of the best hiking shoes since.

They have, in recent years, expanded their shoe collection to include lifestyle and casual shoes into the mix. The All Out Blazer Chukka North is one such example. It is a laidback shoe that utilizes Merrell’s vast trail shoe knowledge and combines it with street-ready functionality.

The shoe has a full-grain leather upper, a breathable mesh lining, traditional lace closure, and a molded nylon arch shank. An EVA midsole gives it support and stability.

Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka North Style

Since chukkas are classic yet modern shoes at the same time, they can be worn with versatility. The Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka North can be paired with slim tan chinos or dark denim and then combined with short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved Henleys, or chambray shirts. This shoe is ideal for casual Fridays, work, or weekend night outs.

Fit & Sizing

This shoe is available in men’s sizes ranging from 6.5 to 14. The mid-top design of the All Out Blazer Chukka North adds support, particularly for those who do light trail walking.

Notable Features

The Merrell All Out Blazer Chukka North’s mesh lining and integrated footbed are both treated with the M-Select FRESH technology for reducing odor and keeping your feet feeling fresh. It works by breaking down sweat and eliminating odor-causing bacteria.

A sticky M-Select GRIP outsole provides resistance to slipping and gives traction to the shoe on both wet and dry surfaces.

Additional Info

  • Weight is 16 oz.
  • Available at a discounted rate at some retailers.
  • The laces go through a midfoot loop for an added lockdown feel.