Merrell, the world’s leading rugged outdoor footwear brand*, has launched Allout Blaze– a hill and trail walking shoe with the perfect attributes for coping with more undulating terrain.Developed in conjunction with the new Allout trail running range, Allout Blaze is Merrell’s first walking shoe designed to promote a more natural and efficient stride for agile and stable footing on the trail.
Working with Peter Daley from Dynamic Foam Products and Jay Dicharry MPT, CSC Merrell’s proprietary UniFlyTM technology ensures walking is as easy on the body as it can be. This is achieved through an anatomically contoured UniFlyTM foot wrap that is in continuous contact with the 3 main arches of the feet. Contact with the arch acts to relax the foot, conserving energy and allows for a larger and more efficient contraction and recoil on each and every stride -resulting in increased mobility.
UniFlyTM technology then extends further, bringing protection to the foot with durable yet lightweight ‘shock’ pods placed in the heel and forefoot. These ensure a stable takeoff and soft landing, distributing impact and providing great feedback from the ground.
The Allout Blaze also features StratafuseTM technology injecting the foot cage into the mesh upper, fusing it together and creating a lightweight, highly durable, glove-like fit. A Vibram® outsole with aggressive lugs then provides stability in all conditions and the increased surface area delivered by a larger outsole footprint helps add continuous traction.
Allout Blaze is perfect for hiking when stiff, heavy boots are not necessary. Available for men in Navy/Moss and for women in Black & Slate/Blush.
Merrell was founded in 1981 and has been providing people who enjoy time outdoors with quality performance hardware ever since. The company’s philosophy is based on encouraging and equipping everyone to Get Outside to seek adventure, exhilaration and new experiences.
Merrell’s performance footwear and apparel includes ranges for Trail Running, Hiking, Walking and Lifestyle.
*Merrell is ranked by Sporting Goods Intelligence as the Number 1 Worldwide Rugged Outdoor Footwear Brand by market share. The Merrell brand is wholly owned by Wolverine World Wide Inc.