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WeightMen: 8ozWomen: 7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateFeb 2016
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Overall a great shoe for those tackling the many short course (5-25km) trail series taking place across Australia and New Zealand where event terrain tends to be softer, the trails less extreme without hard rocky sections, but where a need for grip, comfort and all weather wear is primary.
- The All Out Crush Tough Mudder comes up with the best obstacle racing features that Merrell can create with the limited time they have. Without a doubt, the new 5mm lug configuration gives the shoe the kind of performance that makes it worthy to feature the Tough Mudder insignia in the upper.
- The lugs provide a versatile grip on a multitude of surfaces in the most slippery conditions. Since the shoe is designed for travails in muddy conditions, the lugs prevent mud from accumulating and consequently weighing down the user.
- The upper is waterproof and has drainage ports to efficiently shed water. For simple trail running, the waterproof protection makes it an all-weather friend in crushing the trails. As soon as the user takes the plunge into the water, the drainage ports quickly remove water from the shoe.
- A sturdier, but lighter rubberized toe cap adds another element of protection in this shoe. It prevents the toes from getting bruised without taking much space in the toe box.
- Finally, adequate reflective materials in the upper make it a suitable option for night-time or low-visibility running.
The fit of the Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder gives runners excellent hold and support that are not restrictive. There is sufficient space in the toe box for the toes to comfortably splay. It is designed for those with regular foot dimensions. The length runs true to size.
Merrell’s proprietary M Select rubber dominates the outsole. It is a proven compound in delivering awesome traction, even in wet conditions. This material is also used in the outsole of the All Out Crush Tough Mudder 2.
Magnifying the effect of the M Select is the Pinwheel type of 5mm lug configuration. The lugs have adequate size and depth give the runners confidence in tackling obstacle courses or running on rough and rugged terrains when using the All Out Crush Tough Mudder.
A very simple midsole consisting of the Unifly foam runs the full length of the shoe. It has more cushioning and responsiveness than regular molded EVA. Because the foam covers the entire midsole, the transitions from landing to take-off should also be enhanced. Between the midsole and the outsole is a thin piece of TPU film that shields the foot from sharp objects.
A very breathable and waterproof upper covers almost the whole shoe. While the mesh is quite soft, the thin but abrasion-resistant TPU overlays add optimal support and midfoot hold. The tongue is a bit thick while the ankle collar is lightly-padded. A heel loop makes shoe entry and exit easier and more convenient. Merrell placed the Tough Mudder logo near the heel side on the lateral side of this shoe. Giving it more versatility are the reflective materials that make low-visibility activities doable. The M Select technology in the interior provides anti-microbial and anti-odor properties.