Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mountain Masochist

The newest shoe in the Montrail line is the Mountain Masochist.

I got my first pair of these a couple weeks ago and have put about 80 miles on them so far. The first real test won't come until I get a long run on them (currently 17 miles is the longest run I've done in them), but so far I like them a lot. They feel a little bulkier and heavier than the Streak (even though they are actually an ounce lighter), but they also feel like they provide more support than the Streak. As much as I love the Streaks, I do get a bit of fatigue in the balls of my feet if I do too much training in them. I think the Streak will still be my racing shoe of choice but if the Mountain Masochist continues to make my feet happy I might give them a try in the Miwok.

If you're looking for a pair of lightweight (10.8 ounces) trail running shoes that will give your foot the support and protection that rugged trails demand I highly recommend checking out the Montrail Mountain Masochist. Best new shoe I've tried out in over a year.

8 comments:

Aaron Anderson said...

Geoff

I over pronate..alot. Is there a trail shoe that you recommend for this?

Geoff said...

aaron, sorry. being a slight under pronator i really wouldn't know what to recommend for a severe over pronator.

Anonymous said...

Are they good for chicks too? I always stick with Asics, because they're so light, (these look heavy), but I've been needing to buy new shoes, so maybe I'll try them ..and I want to be as cool as you. -Nykole

Aaron Anderson said...

Thanks anyways Geoff. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Aaron, check out the Montrail Hardrock, gives great support for overpronaters. The women's mountain masochist is also a great shoe, and it weighs about 10oz per shoe

Jill said...

Doesn't it seem counterintuitive to buy a shoe that's called Mountain Masochist?

footfeathers said...

Geoff,
Thanks for the quick thumbs up on the MM. I've been considering it and have always loved my Montrail Odysseys.

Jill,
I agree. I'd like to own a pair of Montrail Pillow Clouds.

Aaron,
Salomon trail shoes have good support for over pronation.

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