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Tried and tested: Merrell All Out Terra Trail

October 27, 2015
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Autumn is well and truly here and the trails are getting muddy, slippery and tricky, perfect timing then to test the new Merrell All Out Terra Trail. Designed with a deep traction sole and high-cuff inner sock, it tackles the tough stuff with ease.

Click on the images below for a picture-by-picture review

Good Points:

  • Despite looking pretty solid and chunky, these shoes are actually really light with great foot feel. If you’re looking for a minimal style shoe the heel drop is 6mm (The heel in most conventional running shoes is 12mm higher than the forefoot.)
  • The Vibram sole with 6mm lugs is incredibly effective in very muddy conditions.
  • The inner sock with high cuff works really well to keep debris out – I tested these on several very muddy trail runs and my local parkrun and had clean socks each time!

Bad points:

  • At £100, they are at the more expensive end of the spectrum.
  • It’s not really a bad point but you do need to choose the right socks because of the high ankle cuff, it’s not a big deal, but worth trying a couple of different pairs to get the most compatible fit.

More information
Sizes:
5-11
Colour options: Wild Plum/Red or Blue/Aqua
Price: £100.00
Buy: 
www.merrell.com

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

 

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