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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: 11oz
Women: 11oz
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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 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit of the Merrell All Out Terra Turf was suitably breathable, according to some testers.
  • A reviewer said that the outsole looked tough and long-lasting.
  • The traction capability of this shoe was lauded by those who tried it.
  • Many users wrote that it was true to its size.
  • Reviewers thought that the platform’s minimalist design and the non-prominent gripping lugs allowed this shoe to work well on the trails and the asphalt.
  • Runners were drawn to its façade, which they said was appealing.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some testers noted that the outsole wasn’t able to hold on well to wet rocks.
  • The thin platform wasn’t comfortable for all-day activities, wrote a few users.
  • The fit felt narrow for some runners.
  • A reviewer didn’t appreciate the lack of a proper mid-sole unit; they wrote that this model had a hard sole, lots of flex, but no cushion.

Bottom line

The Merrell All Out Terra Turf is advertised as an active/casual shoe. Many welcomed its low-profile, close-to-the-ground design, while a few complained about its lack of a proper cushioning system. Reviews for this model were polarizing, but most of the users felt happy about it.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 34 ratings

5 star
76%
4 star
12%
3 star
3%
2 star
3%
1 star
6%

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Updates to Merrell All Out Terra Turf

  • The Merrell All Out Terra Turf was created for running and for casual purposes. It has an eye-catching façade that caters to modern tastes. It also has a low-cut design and a thin platform, both of which appeal to minimalist runners. It’s made from durable materials, thus allowing to last long.
  • The upper unit of this shoe uses breathable mesh to accommodate air flow. Pig-suede leather is also used for the cover system. When combined, they deliver durable coverage that’s snug and secure. Stitched overlays help the fabrics in wrapping around the foot. They connect directly to the lacing system, essentially adapting to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.
  • The platform of the Merrell All Out Terra Turf is thin and close to the ground. A removable foot-bed serves as the cushioning system of the runner. This responsive foam lightly cushions the foot to make each step more comfortable. It can be removed completely to achieve a near-barefoot running experience.
  • The robust outsole construction makes this footwear aggressive on the trails. The M-Select™ GRIP technology offers durable protection against wear and tear. It resists slippage, thus enabling it to function well in both dry and wet conditions. Gripping lugs heighten traction on a variety of surfaces.

Merrell All Out Terra Turf size and fit

The Merrell All Out Terra Turf uses standard measurements for its length. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium, so it is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet. The natural curve of the human foot is mimicked by its semi-curved shape.


Outsole

The outsole unit of this shoe uses Vibram® rubber. It’s a durable material that doesn’t let debris or the surfaces cause havoc to the shoe itself. It’s long lasting and it doesn’t peel off easily.

The M-Select ™ GRIP is a slip-resistant outsole that is able to function well on wet and dry ground. It doesn’t allow rocks or other debris to get lodged in between its multidirectional gripping lugs.


Midsole

The Merrell All Out Terra Turf uses an Ethylene vinyl acetate food-bed to deliver underfoot cushioning. It can be replaced or removed entirely to suit the preference of the wearer.

The thin platform of this shoe is geared towards runners who enjoy a close-to-the-ground performance.


Upper

Durable mesh makes up the main upper fabric of the Merrell All Out Terra Turf. It delivers breathable coverage, which keeps the foot cool and dry.

Pig suede leather is layered on top of the mesh material. It provides structure and form to the upper, while also heightening its durability.

The interior lining features breathable mesh, which keeps the foot comfortable and dry. The smooth disposition of this fabric prevents skin irritation.

A toe-bumper made from fused rubber protects the toes from debris and potentially harmful surfaces that may come in contact with the foot.