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.
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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.
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WeightMen: 6.9ozWomen: 5.2oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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: 17mmWomen: 17mm
Forefoot heightMen: 9mmWomen: 9mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Merrell’s All-Out Flash has some of the best design elements of minimalism while also offering a softly cushioned ride.
- Merrell’s reputation, when it comes to lightweight shoes with numerous minimalist features, continues to grow in the All Out Flash. The raised heel gives it more protection on the road, but still maintains that nimble feeling when looking for more speed. With a decent stack height and a medium 6mm heel offset, Merrell enables a smooth and effective rolling of the foot from impact to take off.
- The All Out Flash offers an upper that sticks like a second skin for unbelievable next to skin feel. While there is plenty of natural movement allowed in this shoe, the midfoot is securely locked in while the heel lock holds that part from any slippage.
- Merrell’s aim to add cushioning in the All Out line gives this shoe better cushioning for such a lightweight shoe. As this has improved cushioning, it can also be a very solid option for uptempo trainings or daily long-distance runs.
Merrell made the fit pleasantly snug in the heel to the midfoot before it becomes a wide forefoot. Road racing shoes that offer this kind of fit usually benefit a large number of runners as it allows plenty of room for the toes to splay. Medium is the available width of the All Out Flash. Sizing bang on in this shoe and offered from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
The lugs in the outsole are moderately aggressive and covered by Merrell’s own M Select Grip outsole. With this kind of lug a configuration and the sticky nature of the rubber in the outsole, runners are assured of a bite that makes runners very confident.
The minimal stack height houses the Merrell-exclusive UniFly midsole, which is made of premium EVA and proprietary elements to form a lightweight, durable, and very responsive midsole foam.
A durable and incredibly breathable AirMesh covers a large majority of the upper. TPU overlays provide structural support and a more dialed-in foothold. A durable and flexible toe bumper protects the foot from bruises. Merrell also gives option to runners who are looking for more cushioning as it has a 2MM insole. Regular laces called the Omni Fit by Merreell enhance personalized fit and comfort.