Weight 10.8 oz / 306 g



I torture tested this shoe on the JMT for 150 miles…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


I torture tested this shoe on the JMT for 150 miles over one 12k rock pile after another. Wear on the soles was noticeable, but they gave excellent slick rock traction. Forded three rivers, same story. They dried quickly and I never got one blister.

The blister free factor was, by itself, a huge point. Cuts, abrasions, a partial peeling of the toecap and heel rubber, but everything held together until I could effect repairs.


  • Fit
  • Comfort
  • Slick rock traction


  • Durability

This trail is too much for a running shoe, but these held up as well as any. Oh yeah, they were comfortable. Good job, Montrail


Thanks for the review, Hippo, and welcome to Trailspace!

4 years ago

Still a great shoe. The Masochist is not a high tech…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45


Still a great shoe. The Masochist is not a high tech shoe, but does a great job on the trail. It's stable, durable, comfortable and reliable.


  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Comfortable


  • None

The forefoot plant seems real stable with no role. The upper and mid sole seem very durable and the shoe reliably preforms. It's well cushioned in the heal and forefoot. The down hill is cruise and sole is real grippe. 


Ok... I really like this shoe. I run around 25 miles…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Use: trail running
Break-in Period: minimal
Weight: light
Price Paid: $80

Ok... I really like this shoe. I run around 25 miles a week, and have so far put about 75 miles on these shoes. They are holding up well, and are very comfortable. I replaced my Salomon XA Pro 3d Ultras with these. These have a little more cushioning (without sacrificing feel) and better support. I have average arches and a slightly wide foot.

My only complaint would be that the toe box does not drain well if you get the shoe soaked. I would have given these a 4.5 because of this but felt like the other review needed to be evened out.

This is what i have been looking for in a trail shoe. Everyone's foot is different, but it is definitely worth trying a pair of these on.

Also don't rely on just these two contradicting reviews - this is a 4.5 to 5 star review everywhere else on the net. It also won some awards the last three years if I'm not mistaken.

ps this is the highest rating the other reviewer has given any product (0,0,0,2 stars) lol


Having run three of the 250km multi day self sustained…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: Banana skins I think . . .
Use: Supposedly for the “Mountain Masochist”
Break-in Period: None
Weight: Lightweight.<1KG
Price Paid: C$90

Having run three of the 250km multi day self sustained "Racing the Planet" series and aiming to go for their Australian event in April 2010 – I popped down to the Montrail stockiest to purchase a couple of pairs of Montrail “Mountain Masochist” in the hopes that this series would now be as good as their 2006 XCR Hurricane model – err, it’s not even close.

I am now stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia –it’s currently monsoon season here and the rich soil on the trails turns mostly to clay – anyhow testing day - take a 21km track of medium difficulty terrain, add a slope and some running speed and you may for a moment think you had gone skiing, at least till you fall over that is. In short the shoes do NOT do what they say on the box nor on the sole of the shoe – They do not grip at all well in mud and they take ages to dry – assuming that is you even get home.

They do however look quite nice so I shall enjoy wearing them to the shopping mall as that is really all they are good for. Montrail –sorry guys – I think you mis-described this shoe.

rated 3.00 of 5 stars All Mountain Masochist versions

In addition to the 4 men's reviews above, there is 1 review for another version of the Mountain Masochist. Read all reviews »

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Montrail Men's Mountain Masochist


The Montrail Men's Mountain Masochist is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 18, 2014 at Moosejaw.

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