Merrell All Out Crush Shield Trail Running Shoes - Men's
Don't get hosed by rocks, loose dirt and slick roots. Merrell's most technical, rugged trail runners have a TPU-wrapped upper, a rock plate under your forefoot and an aggressively lugged sole.
- Uppers are durable water repellent (DWR) finished TPU coated mesh for protection from light precipitation.
- Protective toe cap.
- Reflective details.
- Integrated EVA footbed and cushioning with firmer EVA under the heel and forefoot, the mid sole provides a ride that is soft to the ground for a smooth ride yet firm to the foot for stability and control.
- TrailProtect rock plate for underfoot protection.
- Durable rubber sole with aggressive lugs for gnarly inclines.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.