Taking On Tough Mudder With Merrell
The Tough Mudder and Merrell collaboration was possibly the biggest and most exciting piece of news we received in 2016. One of our favourite brands teaming up with one of our go to outdoor events, what’s not to love?
In previous years Merrell have partnered with the Down and Dirty mud run, but for 2016 they decided to kick things up a gear and go all out with one of the most well known events in the UK and all over the world – Tough Mudder.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the adrenaline pumping, team building event that is Tough Mudder it is an extreme obstacle course that consists of 10-12 muddy miles and 20-25 testing obstacles. The best bit? It really is a team event. Many of the obstacles will require a little help from your friends to get through, making this a great team building event for colleagues or a fun day out for friends.
Tough Mudder is described as a challenge, not a race, because it requires team work to get through. It isn’t about finishing first or last, it’s not even about finishing, it’s about getting into the spirit and getting back to nature with your team mates. The course is designed to take you out of your comfort zone whilst solidifying relationships and getting you well and truly muddy!
In honour of their partnership Merrell created their very own Tough Mudder essential shoes. The Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder Shoes are ideal for taking on a muddy obstacle course.
Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder
The Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder edition boasts the same features of the original All Out Crush that we’ve come to know and love, but it has been backed up by innovative technology to make it perfect for taking on the muddy 10-12 mile obstacle course.
It features a mesh, TPU and synthetic waterproof upper paired with drainage ports and an abrasion resistant TPU film; perfect for water based obstacles. In addition to this underfoot a TrailProtect pad, UniFly integrated EVA footbed and a protective toe cap ensure protection from rocks and other debris on the trail.
Beneath these mud run power houses are pinwheel lugs that deliver 360 degree traction which release mud for an easy clean up, essential when you’re looking at obstacles like the Mud Mile, and their reflective detailing make them perfect for training in or even the legendary 24 hour World’s Toughest Mudder.
They’re even vegan friendly and finished with a traditional lace closure meaning that really anyone can take on the Tough Mudder challenge!
You can train as hard as you like, you can study every obstacle down to the smallest details; but in the end the difference that makes real legionaries is what’s in your head and heart. Teamwork, mental grit and sheer determination will always see you through.