If you often find your shoes completely soaked your outdoor excursion, then you certainly appreciate the value of water repellent shoes. Maybe a walk on the beach leaves your shoes sodden with water. Or perhaps a brief walk in the rain leaves you with the discomfort of soaked feet.

Or it could be that your feet are prone to sweating, especially during summer excursions. If any of these situations seem familiar to you, then this Merrell Men’s All Out Blaze Sieve Review could be the answer to your question. Here is all you need to know about these waterproof sieves.

Style

The shoe is very elegantly designed and comes in neutral colors. These include brindle & butterscotch, light brown and black & wild dove. In so far as style is concerned, you can wear the sieve to virtually any outdoor activity. The shoe’s cutouts give it the appearance of a puffed- up sandal. It might not be a fashion statement but it certainly abides by many styles rules.


Upper

The sieve’s upper part is made up of waterproof leather. This makes it hard for water to seep into the shoe thus ensuring that it remains dry at all times. Better yet, the upper part has a number of cutouts that help to keep water out.

This upper part also has a Neoprene Liner. This material repels water and also dries very quickly. These three factors ensure that the shoe’s interior remains stone- dry at all times, even when you walk in watery places.

In the event that some moisture does remain in the shoe, your feet will remain protected from bacteria and nasty smells thanks to the M Select FRESH Material used to make the interior of the shoe.

This material kills bacteria that are known to cause foot odors. With the sieve, you don’t have to worry about embarrassing smells emanating from your shoes once you remove them.


Outsole and Traction

The sieve is a shoe that is meant to be worn in wet areas has an outsole that ensures stability. The outsole is made of TC5+ Vibram material which boosts its grip on the ground. It also has lugs that are 3mm long which guarantee traction in any terrain.

The outsole also has a number of drainage holes that are used to drain water that gets into the shoe. Additionally, the outsole is made of durable material. The tile can actually withstand heavy use in wet areas with little strain.

Despite the lugs, the shoes may have less- than- perfect traction in very slippery areas. If you go hiking in very slippery areas, then you might need to look for extra stability apart from your shoes.

But given that these are shoes that are meant to be used in such conditions, you would expect that the traction would be better than average, wouldn’t you? The relatively poor grip that the shoes afford users in very slippery areas is without a doubt one of their greatest cons.


The Insole

The shoe’s insole is remarkably comfortable, especially for a shoe that greatly resembles a sandal. The midsole is made up of Uni-Fly material which is known for its great cushioning effect. In fact, so comfortable is the shoe’s interior that you can actually wear the Out Blaze Sieve for a long hike. Additionally, the midsole has holes that allow water drainage thus keeping the shoe lightweight even when wet.


Comfort

There is no denying that this is a very comfortable shoe. Few things feel half as bad as walking in drenched shoes squishing water around, especially when you can’t help walking in wet areas. This sieve saves you a lot of such discomforts. It has numerous drainage holes to empty water.

It is also made up of Neoprene material that repels water to keep your feet dry. The midsole cushioning also goes a long way in enhancing the shoe’s comfort. The shoe also has an elastic back and elastic laces, both of which make it easy to wear.


Breathability

One of the trademarks of a great shoe is its breathability, and this particular product is no exception. The shoe has countless drainage holes that not only drain water but also ensure that there is ample air circulation.

Additionally, the Neoprene material used to make the interior keeps the feet dry. This means that even sweat does not stand a chance at remaining in the shoe. The shoe is therefore ideal for long walks on the beach, hikes and even sailing excursions.


Durability

The Out Blaze Sieve is made of a superior quality material, and this ensures its durability. The elastic laces, TC5+ Vibram sole, and Neoprene lining all boost its durability a great deal. The shoes can withstand heavy duty use even in extraordinarily wet conditions.


Suppleness

The shoe is fairly flexible. It is not too soft nor is it too stiff: it has perfect suppleness.


For Who is the Merrell Blaze Sieve?

The Merell Blaze Sieve is designed for walkers, kayakers, boaters, outdoor adventurers or anyone who want to have comfortable water shoes for hiking. These are awesome to walk on light terrains, wet trails, to cross rivers as well as waterfalls, and much more. These are also perfect for those who are prone to sweating in warm weather. With the Merrel Sieve, you can walk in the summer and keep your feet well aerated all day.

 

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Pros 

  • Easy to slip on and off
  • Very durable
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Breathable

 

Cons

  • Poor traction on slippery areas
  • Has little arch support
  • Uncomfortable in heavy mud and sand.

 

In Conclusion

On the whole, the Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve is a great pair of shoes in so far as maintaining comfort is concerned. The cutouts and the use of waterproof leather and Neoprene material go a long way in keeping your feet aerated even in the hottest conditions.

It is also an exceptionally comfortable pair of sieves, thanks to its cushioned midsole. However, the sizing of the shoes could be improved to ensure a perfect fit and prevent the growth of blisters.

The lugs that make its outsole improve traction a great deal and give you unparalleled grip and stability as you walk in wet areas.

 

Have you worn the Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve? If so, you are welcome to share your experience in the comments below.

 

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Merrell Men’s All Out Blaze Sieve Water Shoe
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6 COMMENTS

  1. I read your review on these sandal/shoes. To me, they would be a great comfort for outdoor walks during the summer. Especially since these shoes have open holes so air can flow through the feet. But I wouldn’t wear them during rainy days because of those holes that makes the shoes have the appearance of a sandal and because they provide poor traction on slippery areas.

    • Hi Juan,

      The Merrell All Sieve provide great tractions on wet terrain. They get slippery only on surfaces like tile floors or wet rocks. These are water shoes for hiking and many people wear them for walking through waterfalls, wet terrains, lakes and even in the rain:).

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  2. I do a lot of hiking and would definitely be interested on trying a pair of these shoes out, but from what i can Reese from reading is like wearing boos, Sandler, or sneakers, there is a time and a place for these shoes as well so first have an idea o were u are hiking and what kind of hiking you will be doing with your sieve shoes. I love the breathable holes, which makes them lighter even when wet, and keeps down the stinky feet as well I’m sure too. Cause usually once you ge sneakers wet they never are the same.lolI personally will buy a pair and put them thru the test of times and get back to you.Thank you for your time and honesty, most people just say how great something is, but you kept it real, so thank you.Keep up the good work.

    • Hi there,

      Yes, the Merrell All Out Blaze is a great pair of water shoes! These are extremely breathable and even when wet, they don’t smell bad. I am sure you will love them!
      This is an excellent idea to leave a review after you tried them on, it will help many other readers.

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  3. Shoot this may be a men’s shoe, but I am loving it too! Do they make a women’s version? My son and I could really use these for walking along the beach. I don’t like the cheap water shoes you can get at the local store. These look to be of great quality!

    • Hi Matt’s,

      Oh, yes, the Merrel are high-quality water shoes and they are extremely versatile. You can wear them everywhere you want whether at the beach, on trails, etc..
      You and your son will love these shoes. It is available in women version too:)

      Let me know if you need more info. I’ll be glad to assist.
      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day!

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