Montrail Mountain Masochist
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.
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.
Materials: Banana skins I think . . .
Use: Supposedly for the “Mountain Masochist”
Break-in Period: None
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.
Use: trail running
Break-in Period: minimal
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
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Mountain Masochist from Montrail is lightweight and responsive, with medial posting for support and stability on aggressive terrain.
CLOSEOUTS . If endurance trail running means going until long after the competition has thrown in the towel, Montrail's Mountain Masochist trail running shoes are the pair for you. Highly breathable and lightweight, this responsive pair features a full-length Trail Shield to fortify the underfoot and a grippy Gryptonite outsole for unyielding traction, even over loose terrain. Available Colors: STAINLESS/WHAM, STAINLESS/LAVA, HAZARD. Sizes: 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 7, 7.5, 12.5, 14, 15, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5.
- Sierra Trading Post
Eat up aggressive terrain in the breathable, trail-dominating Mountain Masochist from Montrail - a lightweight, low-profile shoe with a Gryptonite outsole for supreme traction. A full foot Trail Shield protects your feet from rocks and debris while the mesh uppers vent excess heat.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Men's Mountain Masochist Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Montrail Men's Mountain Masochist Shoe Webbing and strap closure system provides exceptional fit and comfort for the long run Full foot Trail Shield protects the foot from rocks and trail debris Lightweight, compression molded EVA and low profile mid-sole provide a responsive ride Gusseted tongue keeps out debris The SPECS Fit Note: Snug midfoot and open toe box Midsole: Single-density molded EVA Durometer: Medial Post 65 Asker C / 55 Asker C (+/-3 degrees) Ride Height: 20 mm heel, 10 mm forefoot Outsole: Gryptonite Weight: 10.8 oz / 306 g Protection: Full length Trail Shield Toe Counter: Synthetic overlay