Facts

  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 8.9oz
    Women: 7.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • Versatile performance on the unpredictable terrains—that is the philosophy behind the Merrell All Out Crush 2 GTX. It harnesses its technologies and features and uses them to produce a steady performance on the trails.
  • An exterior mesh works with TPU overlays to provide a secure fit. The internal sleeve is comprised of neoprene to embody a smooth and irritant-free coverage. Keeping water from entering the foot-chamber is the Gore-Tex® waterproof membrane.
  • An EVA midsole provides cushioning for the underside of the foot. It also helps the foot in achieving a smooth heel-to-toe transition. A TrailProtect™ pad acts as a shield against sharp debris and surfaces. The bottom of the platform is made up of a rubber layer that has aggressive gripping lugs.

The standard measurements were used when making the waterproof version of the Merrell All Out Crush 2. So, it is capable of accommodating the usual sizing preferences of consumers. Widthwise, the variants are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. The slightly curved shape of the shoe-last welcomes the natural curve of the human foot.

The M Select™ GRIP is a compound that is used for the outsole unit of the Merrell All Out Crush 2 GTX. This full-length layer offers protection against the abrasive nature of the trails. It also doles out traction.

Gripping lugs pockmark the external pad, taking the shape of three-pronged shuriken pieces. This aggressive design allows the wearer to gain optimum control over the surfaces, earning confidence when tackling uphill and downhill traversals.

Ethylene vinyl acetate or EVA is a full-length foam that’s meant to cushion the foot as it takes each step. It has a bouncy nature that enables energized toe-offs.

An integrated footbed adds a bit more cushioning. It also helps in supporting the arch, preventing it from getting fatigued during the run.

The TrailProtect™ pad is a layer of durable material that’s placed between the outsole and midsole. Its purpose is to shield the foot from the potentially harmful trail debris and rough surfaces.

A breathable mesh is used for the upper unit of the Merrell All Out Crush 2 GTX. It allows environmental air to enter the shoe and maintain a dry and airy coverage for the foot.

Thermoplastic polyurethane overlays support the structure of the façade. These thin, printed add-ons also help in providing a snug and secure fit.

Lycra® neoprene is a smooth fabric that’s placed in the heel collar. This sleeve offers a soft and non-irritating hug, thus averting hot spots and skin chafing.

Gore-Tex® is a membrane that is capable of entirely staving off H2O. Its job is to protect the interior chamber and the foot from getting wet. It won’t stop any water infiltration through the shoe-opening, but it can function well when tackling moderately wet surface conditions and makeups such as puddles and shallow streams.

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