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The Merrell All Out Rush is the sister shoe to the Merrell All Out Fuse we recently reviewed. The shoes are different in only a couple details as far as I can tell. The All Out Rush has a slightly more aggressive outsole, and a tougher rip stop fabric on the upper. So the reviews may sound pretty similar.
The fit of the Merrell All Out Rush is top notch with a unique lacing system that locks the foot in place, an ample toebox, and substantial arch support. Merrell does a good job with color ways offering something for everyone. For a trail shoe, it’s nice and it’s light (11.1 oz) and traction on the shoe is solid. I did not get them out in the mud to really test their durability, but I would guess they can handle it. The shape of the shoe is somewhere between an Altra and a traditional running shoe.
The shoe is a bit on the firm side. Not as firm as the All Out Fuse felt on the roads, but still pretty firm.
The Merrell All Out Rush is a well thought out evolution of the Merrell trail running shoe line. Solid materials make this a durable choice for any trail runner. Your foot is well protected in the Rush and the traction is good without being too aggressive. This shoe works for someone going out for a hike to someone looking for a 20 mile run through some rugged terrain. You may want a little more cushioning for ultra run, but I would consider this an ideal shoe for the “weekend warrior.” It works for any surface, on and off the road, and any distance.
Pro tip: If I won the contest, I would choose the All Out Rush over the All Our Fuse.