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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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: 10.4oz
Women: 8.6oz
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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 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The All Out Peak features a synthetic breathable upper and reflective design for increased visibility especially when running in low light.
  • Most runners applauded the HyperWrap 360 Degree Fit System of this shoe because it keeps the foot in place for agility and stability.
  • Majority of the runners took note of the All Out Peak’s comfort and impressive support.
  • This shoe is true to size.
  • It features the TrailProtect technology that provides sole protection.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Moderately high-priced shoe.
  • The Merrell All Out Peak has a narrow fit, which disappointed some users.
  • This shoe is not as durable as expected based on some reviews.

Bottom line

The Merrell All Out Peak is a trail neutral running shoe that is stable enough for rough trail runs. It is ideal for runners who are looking for a comfortable pair of shoes for daily training.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 109 ratings

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Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by Rob Andro • Rob Andro • Level 4 expert

    …a fantastic trail shoe, one that you need to consider.

  • 88 / 100 by Trail Hippies Hiking • Trail Hippies Hiking • Level 1 expert

    Highly recommended, [the] Merrell All Out Peak trail runner/hiking shoes. A lot less weight to deal with, a lot better experience, and also no blisters.

  • 96 / 100 by Active Gear Review • Kevin Fonger • Level 4 expert

    At a price of $130, this shoe is priced similar to most trail running shoes on the market and I feel with the quality of the shoe, it’s worth the price. Overall, a great trail running shoe.

  • 83 / 100 by Trail to Peak • Drew Robinson • Level 4 expert

    I prefer a little more burliness and stability in footwear, and I really like the added protection in the Peak.

  • 92 / 100 by Seven Hills • Seven Hills • Level 1 expert

    The Peak easily handles: mud, icy snow, wet wooden bridges, and slick pavement, while providing tremendous rock protection.

  • 84 / 100 by rocky555 • rocky555 • Level 1 expert

    On the same places where I would slide with Salomon, these hold the grip (I have tested this for fun on 2 consecutive days on the same trail route, first with Salomon and then with Merrell).

  • 81 / 100 by Alex Roddie • Alex Roddie • Level 1 expert

    But their quirks may put off some people, especially the weird lacing system. 

  • 81 / 100 by Taipei Running • Taipei Running • Level 1 expert

    With its protection, grip, and comfort, it’s a pretty perfect shoe for just getting into ultra-trails, if your heels can handle it.

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Updates to Merrell All Out Peak

  • Stability and protection are the best things the Merrell All Out Peak offers. It comes with the HyperWrap 360 Degree Fit System that locks the midfoot in place for an enhanced stability and agility.
  • It also comes with a built-in TrailProtect™ pad that delivers reliable underfoot protection. It is designed to keep foot well protected from stone bruising and sharp objects while running on rough surfaces.

Merrell All Out Peak size and fit

The All Out Peak fits true to size. The shoe fits normal to a little roomy foot, accommodating comfortable those with regular or slightly wide foot shape. This shoe is available in standard running shoe width.


Outsole

This shoe uses the Vibram Megagrip Outsole that is designed to deliver an impressive grip on both wet and dry surfaces. The carbon compound strategically placed in the outsole gives added strength and durability. It also comes with a built-in TrailProtect pads that keeps foot protected on rough terrain.


Midsole

The All Out Peak utilizes the brand’s Uni-Fly midsole that disperses impact and delivers enough amount of underfoot protection for high mileage runs. On the heel area is the air cushion that gives reliable and lightweight cushioning. It efficiently absorbs shock during impact for a much responsive ride. The molded nylon arch shank delivers added flexibility and it enhanced stability on rugged terrain.


Upper

The upper of the Merrell All Out Peak features a synthetic leather and air mesh coverage that gives durable and breathable environment. It works perfectly with the HyperWrap 360 Degree Fit system that hugs the midfoot and holds it in place for a more natural and enhanced agility and stability. This shoe also has a removable footbed that is anti-microbial in nature, keeping foot dry and odorless.