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Prepped for wet conditions, the Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof provides all-around performance. It offers moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.

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Keep your feet dry on your next trail running escapade with the Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof. This low profile, 4mm offset trail shoe features a waterproof treated, yet breathable upper, along with reflective details to keep you visible at night. A lugged outsole gives you traction on a variety of surfaces while a shock absorption plate keeps your forefoot protected when things get rocky.

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Weight: 10.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (18mm), Forefoot (13mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Mix Master 2 Waterproof is a minimal feature, minimal neutral road-to-trail shoe designed for daily training. It is built with a curved shape.

CUSHIONING 

  • Air Cushion in the heel provides lightweight shock absorption.

MIDSOLE

  • Merrell Float is a lightweight, low-profile EVA midsole that gives underfoot cushioning with a close feel for the ground.
  • Shock Absorption Plate in the forefoot offers flexible protection from stone bruising and helps disperse impact forces.

UPPER

  • Waterproof Membrane coats the upper to keep the foot dry in wet conditions.
  • Reflective Detailing provides increased visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Synthetic Leather/Air Mesh upper offers durable, yet breathable coverage.
  • TPU Overlays wrap the foot for a secure fit.
  • Toe Bumper made of durable rubber protects toes from rocks and other debris.
  • Removable Microfiber Footbed uses Aegis, an anti-microbial material, for a healthy foot environment.
  • 2mm EVA insole for added underfoot cushion.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • Merrell Mix Sole is made of a sticky rubber compound with wide lugs for a stable ride and increased traction. 

     

Comments: Ouch. That's about all I can say at this point. I love my MT110s but I do a lot of mixed surface running. With winter approaching here in California I thought I'd find a trail shoe closer to the pair of Salomon XR Mission road-to-trail I wore last winter through the snow in Calgary, but with a smaller drop. So I picked the Mix Master - 4mm drop, fit reportedly like the MT110s, waterproof and spiky. And I just don't like them so far, at all, after only 20 miles. Everything hurts. They don't make me run fast. My feet feel tighter in the mid-foot than in any other shoe I've got, road or trail, and the entire shoe seems significantly stiffer than a running shoe should, to the point where I feel like I'm wearing carbon-fiber armor. Oh, and they're loud: I'm a mid- to forefoot striker and you couldn't sneak up on a garbage truck with these things. I'll keep trying to see if there's some odd coincidences at play; technically, aside from the stiffness, they should be exactly right.
From: Dave, San Jose, CA, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+