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10 reasons to buy

  • A majority of buyers used the word “lightweight” to describe the Merrell All Out Burst. One user said the shoe felt so light she hardly knew she was wearing them while another said it was like walking barefoot but with cushioned feet.
  • The shoe is comfortable, according to many testers who found the shoe perfect for extended walking, jogging, driving, and doing on staircase runs and gym activities. One person with knee problems said she could walk without pain using this shoe.
  • The shoe’s looks got several mentions from consumers who noted that the Merrell All Out Burst looked good with casual clothes as well as with dress outfits.
  • Based on a number of reviews, the shoe is sturdy and conforms to the shape of the foot, providing whatever arch support the foot requires.
  • Some people praised the shoe, saying it offered “outstanding value at a terrific price.” One person remarked that she used them for sailing and the shoe worked just as good as the expensive sailing shoes.
  • A few people observed the shoe as having good traction. They noted that the shoe grips well in slick conditions and can hold up to all kinds urban terrain.
  • The shoe is durable, reported customers. They also add that the top is soft and flexible yet nicely retains its shape.
  • Two people were pleased to find out that the shoe has enough room for additional inserts.
  • An individual wrote that she liked the shoe because of the “low heel to toe drop of 6mm and the Omni-Fit that allows the foot to respond to the terrain.”
  • One reviewer found the All Out Burst a good alternative to hiking shoes. She loved her pair so much that she bought more in different colors.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Several people were unhappy to find that the Merrell All Out Burst has a small and restricting toe They said the toe box is narrow and has room only for the large toe but tapers off too much for the other toes.
  • Quite a few noticed the shoe’s upper to be made of thin material.
  • Some buyers were displeased to note that the shoe is not properly ventilated. They remarked that the shoe needs more ventilation holes, so feet don’t get sweaty.
  • The All Out Burst needs a breaking in period. One buyer wrote that the back of the shoe dug into her heel the first couple of times she wore them.
  • One annoyed consumer said the shoe squeaks terribly on tile or painted concrete.
  • A tester commented that she finds the laces short and flimsy.

Bottom line

The Merrell All Out Burst is a complete all-around performance shoe that spells comfort and lightweight feel. The shoe has excellent traction as well even under damp and wet conditions. However, the shoe lacks ventilation and needs a bit of breaking in period.


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Merrell All Out Burst History

Founded in 1981, Merrell is an American business that first specialized in making affordable high-performance hiking boots. The company name is taken from Randy Merrell, a well-known custom boot maker, who founded the company along with two others. In 1986, Randy left the company to go back to making custom boots, but the name stayed.

The company has, since the 80s, gone on to change hands a couple of times. Once to Karhu in 1987 and then to Wolverine World Wide ten years later. Under Wolverine, the company began foraying into producing lighter shoes that include the All Out Burst.

The All Out Burst is a sleek sneaker that can handle both the streets and the trails easily.  The shoe’s upper is made with rich leather and features stitched accents for a more contemporary look.

Merrell All Out Burst Style

The All Out Burst is a casual shoe that is great for all-around performance. Wear it with leggings or yoga pants for your gym day. Jeans and cropped denims look good with the shoe for trips around the town.

Fit & Sizing

The Merrell All Out Burst is an athletic shoe for women. Whole and half sizes are offered from  5 to 9 ½. Whole sizes only from 10-11. The shoe’s material is soft and thin, and the upper does not have overlays, so support is limited.

Notable Features

The Merrell All Out Burst utilizes the Unifly technology for the midsole to disperse impact and give the wearer a cushioned response. The M-Select GRIP rubber outsole gives the shoe excellent grip on different kinds of terrain under even wet conditions while the M-Select FRESH on the footbed and mesh lining keeps the odor at bay. The Omni-Fit lacing system, meanwhile, gives the wearer a customized fit.

Additional Info

  • The All Out Burst has a leather upper and mesh
  • The shoe has a 6mm drop, 13 mm heel and 7mm forefoot.