Merrell All Out Peak Trail Running Shoe Review

Kevin Fonger

If there's an activity or sport, I'll generally try it at least once. My main activities include running, hiking, skiing, cycling, camping, backpacking, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I love writing product reviews as I like helping people find the right gear so they will enjoy their activity that much more.

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3 Responses

  1. Shannon says:

    I have also had the opportunity to test out the women’s version of the Merrell All Out Peak. I don’t need to rehash Kevin’s review, but here are a few areas that I felt that the shoe really excelled in.
    1. The Vibran Mega-Grip tread pattern was awesome in a variety of conditions; including wet, slippery rocks and trails. The lug length will hopefully give the shoe a bit more longevity in terms of miles.
    2. Excellent protection and cushion, without going over board, including the reinforced region over the front of the toe.
    3. Plenty of volume and width in the toe box, while the upper wraps around your foot and is comfortable on run #1
    4. Not usually a big fan of black shoes due to the summer sun and heat, but I am learning to love the fact that they don’t looked totally ruined after each run.

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks for the great review Kevin! I’ve run in a number of Merrell shoes, namely from their minimal line, but as I started migrating toward the ultra distances I found myself wanting a little more shoe. The All Out Peak looks like Merrell’s answer. I can’t wait to grab a pair!

  3. Bill Burke says:

    Have been using them for steep rocky desert trails, which are a challenge for any shoe, runs from 65 min to more than 180 minutes. Wonderful shoes. Will buy another pair. Sole does not seem to wear out fast on trails. After a few seasons, have one tear in the upper, easily sewed shut, and minor ungluing of the rubber layer in front easily re-glued if I decide to do it. Shoe, though quite protective, has more freedom of motion than any other I have used, e.g. as compared to a design that might feel more like a boot. GREAT traction, stability and cushion. Also find they hold when climbing down to the beach on rocks and gravel, wet and dry. They dry out well in the wind, take my own inserts easily, and the black color is good for the dirt. Other shoes I have tried: Adidas Trail Response(old model), Hoka One One (trail and road models), Inov8 Roclite 305(much firmer trail shoe), Adidas “Bounce” Energy(road), Brooks Cascadia, etc. Lacing holds well, has a special asymmetric design for better fit.

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