Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Price
$120
Weight
M: 284g | W: 238g
Heel to toe drop
M: 6mm | W: 6mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 21mm | W: 21mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners were happy with this shoe being lightweight, flexible and comfortable.

  • The HyperWrap 360 Degrees Fit System technology of the Merrell All Out Charge keeps the foot in place for agility and natural stability.

  • The All Out Charge has a good fit as cited in some reviews.

  • Some runners pointed out the cushioning and support of this shoe, which are exceptional.

  • Several color variations to choose from.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Slightly expensive stability shoe.

  • The All Out Charge is too narrow for some runners as indicated in some reviews.

  • The size runs small than the standard sizing.

Bottom line

The Merrell All Out Charge provides a great ground feel. It is a neutral running shoe that performs well on trail runs. It will not disappoint when used on rough trail.



World wide, All Out Charge is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Merrell, is the 12th most popular.

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Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 141 ratings

5 star
71%
4 star
20%
3 star
4%
2 star
3%
1 star
2%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 17 expert reviews

  • 82
    Jennifer BozonLevel 1 expert
    by Jennifer Bozon
    One of the best things about them [that] I found is the grip.
  • 81
    ChrisLevel 1 expert
    by Chris
    If you're a committed trail runner who likes a shoe that keeps a firm grip on both your foot and the trail, you should check out the Merrell All Out Charge.
  • 92
    Believe in the RunLevel 4 expert
    by Believe in the Run
    The All Out Charge is a durable and cozy trail shoe for folks who like connection AND protection. 
  • 84
    Canadian RunningLevel 4 expert
    by Running Magazine
    For neutral runners, this shoe is great for mixed terrain running for pretty much as far as you can take it.
  • 77
    Rob AndroLevel 4 expert
    by Rob Andro
    Not quite there, but definitely an improvement.
  • 81
    Tri RadarLevel 3 expert
    by Tri Radar
    The cushioning and midsole have a good balance so there is a touch of softness that feels forgiving while the shoe is firm enough and structured to also give stability.
  • 64
    Matt BairdLevel 3 expert
    by 220 Triathlon
    Good grip and durability, but purely for ultra stability seekers out there.
  • 90
    Jenny BozonLevel 2 expert
    by Women's Running
    Providing great cushioning and protection, they offer a comfortable and well supported ride, while still allowing a great connection to the ground. 
  • 95
    Active TravellerLevel 1 expert
    by Active Traveller
    We found the trail feel to be just right on reasonably rough ground, striking a balance between a connectedness with the lumps and bumps of natural terrain and a suitable amount of protection against the repetitive impact of running.
  • 93
    Matt WilliamsLevel 1 expert
    by Trail And Ultrarunning
    I was quite impressed with this shoe. The thing that strikes me the most is that there’s nothing really gimmicky about it – it’s not MAX cushion, or a barefoot shoe, or [insert favorite shoe ‘feature’ here], it just shows up ready to work. 
  • 90
    Alice MorrisonLevel 1 expert
    by Runultra
    I particularly like the comfort and cushioning and the support that keeps your foot strongly in place. - See more at: http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Products/Kit-Review-Merrell-All-Out-Charge-(women)-Running
  • 90
    Will RenwickLevel 1 expert
    by The Great Outdoors
    The amount of grip provided also impressed me; 5mm lugs in sets facing differing directions do well to limit any slipping and sliding – the middle lugs even looking like they'd be at home on a rugby boot. And it isn't a heavy shoe either, each one weighing around 283g.
  • 89
    Neil BraidwoodLevel 1 expert
    by Scotland Outdoors
    My knees are fine, thanks to the shock absorption in the soles, which help to spread any impact, and although your feet do get wet, they don’t feel waterlogged, as the mesh sides allow for some egress. That rubber bumper at the front has saved me from a few stubbed toes on tree roots.
  • 82
    Dee BLevel 1 expert
    by DB Reviews
    The shoes have decent cushioning while still giving the feel of the ground one is running on.
  • 80
    Katherine MooreLevel 1 expert
    by Impact Magazine
    The shoe looks great and I highly recommend it based on quality and comfort.
  • 80
    Peter MacfarlaneLevel 1 expert
    by Walkhighlands
    The sole is quite thickly padded and also very flexible which means you get a bendy shoe with a good bit of protection from treading on small stones – the bane of a minimalist trail shoe wearer’s life.
  • 74
    Runners GardenLevel 1 expert
    by Runners Garden
    I went out for a 5-mile run. The first part of the run was fine. I went over some stones and I did feel some pain.
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  • April Shop Zappos
    And [the] outsole is an M-Select Grip outsole made with 5 mm lug depth to help you get up and down hills [with] no problem at all.
  • Heather Peltz Shoes
    It features the Unifly midsole that helps connect you to the trail, while protecting you from the terrain. And it all sits on an M-Select Grip rubber outsole for added traction.
  • Gaynor Sports
    The All Out Charge is a running shoe that's designed for tricky terrain, so you can move quickly along the trail with confidence.
  • Webtogs
    The midsole is a Unifly construction, which is perfect for running as it disperses impact from foot strikes and stabilizes the shoe, so you have greater control in each step.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    We have a molded nylon arch shank in there with a Unifly midsole that'll help keep your feet nice and comfortable over a variety of different terrain.
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Updates to All Out Charge

Merrell comes up with a trail shoe that puts a premium on connection and protection in one go in the All Out Charge. Getting the perfect blend of protection and connection is something that most shoes struggle with. However, with Merrell’s move to add cushioning to the All Out line results to a plusher feel with better protection without taking away the very important ground feedback, especially on the trail in the Charge.

The All Out Charge is a mid-weight trail shoe with a slightly firm sole for a fast feel and an improved platform for powerful takeoffs. It is also a rarity as a trail shoe as it has several minimalist features, but is designed with a little stability in mind to take the runner from fast runs to daily high-mileage training.

Merrell creates a more versatile, very rugged, and protective All Out version than many of the past models. It is a shoe that finds a lot of sweet spots between traditional runners and those looking for a more minimal footwear. Runners who are looking for a no-fuss and do-it-all trail shoe should be delighted with Merrell’s introduction.

The HyperWrap 360-degree Fit offers the stretch and support in all the right areas. It enhances the comfort and security of the shoe.

All Out Charge size and fit

The fit is regular in the heel and midfoot while the forefoot is generous in width and volume. Merrell caters to the needs of a large number of runners with this kind of fit. The company offers the standard medium width for this shoe. It is also of standard shoe length and is available in sizes 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

The outsole of the Merrell All Out Charge is very aggressive. It has 5mm multi-directional and rounded lugs that simply deliver a serious bite on a wide variety of trail surfaces. Merrell’s M Select Grip has proven traction and durability that should allow runners to enjoy the All Out Charge for a reasonably long time.

Midsole

The UniFly midsole is a full-length EVA with Merrell-exclusive materials and technology that enhance midsole durability and responsiveness in a lightweight foam. While the cushioning has been increased in many of the All Out line of shoes, the UniFly still offers adequate proprioception or ground feel. Thus, the right mix of protection and connection starts with this midsole. A molded nylon midfoot insert keeps the run stable without being intrusive for neutral runners.

Upper

The HyperWrap 360 Degrees Fit System uses a combination of really breathable upper, synthetic overlays, and small nylon strips that are directly connected to the sole. As the entire upper is connected to the sole, there is an enhanced wraparound feel and excellent security in the most natural way. A gusseted tongue keeps off trail debris while a traditional lace-up closure personalizes fit and comfort.


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