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A serious mountaineering shoe with a bit of overpronation support, the Montrail Mountain Masochist II offers moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.



For trail runners needing mild support, the Mountain Masochist II is a great off-road shoe with plenty of underfoot protection. A padded heel and full-length rock shield keep feet safe from rocks and trail debris, and the supportive midsole adapts to the trail for more stability when you need it most.

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Weight: 10.6 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (17mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium-low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved



The Mountain Masochist II is a minimum feature, minimum support trail shoe designed for trail racing and daily training.


  • CMEVA is a full-length compression molded EVA midsole for cushioning and increased energy return.
  • CMEVA is a full-length compression molded EVA midsole for cushioning and increased energy return.
  • FluidPost consists of a foam midsole that gets progressively denser towards the medial side of the shoe. This offers seamless support that adapts to the individual runner's foot for cushioning and stability.
  • Open Mesh throughout the upper offers lightweight breathability.
  • Toe Counter is a thermoplastic overlay that protect toes from obstacles on the trail.
  • Gusseted Tongue helps to keep out debris.
  • Traditional Sockliner adds underfoot comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • Gryptonite Trail is a sticky outsole rubber designed for optimal traction and durability on both wet and dry surfaces.
  • Digging Lugs around the perimeter of the outsole provide traction for up and downhill runs.
  • Trail Shield is a flexible composite material layered between the midsole and the outsole for protection against rock bruising.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great basic shoe. It seem real stable, roomy toe box and great cushioning and control on the trail. It does real good with the steep gravel in the Pikes Peak area with good braking. Its not as high tech as other shoes, but does a great job as daily trail runner
From: Ed Quesada, Colorado Springs

Comments: Picked the MMII's on liquidation for the occasional trail run and put 4 miles on them already. Very comfortable so far with roomy toe box. I normally train on roads in Mizuno Wave Inspire 7s (currently) and the MMII's felt like they have more cushion. Tread offered plenty of grip for the trails around here - mostly fire or mtn bike trails with light rocks. These shoes fit true to size for me and were very stable on uneven ground. Only had some modest hot spots under the heel on some steep downhills.
From: Todd, Lake Forest, CA

Comments: I had the MMI and loved them.  Got the MMII and it is pretty much the same shoe, except for they feel a half size bigger than the previous version.  I also recommend getting a half size smaller in the MMII than what you had in the MMI to make them fit the same.  The fluid post also seems to add a touch bit more support than the smaller posting zone on the MMII.  But it's essentially the same shoe.
From: Craig, Duluth, MN, USA

Comments: This is my review for the Masochist I. Bought the shoe for my long alpine trail runs. The positive: The fit of the shoe is great (at least for my flat, narrow feet): Perfect roomy toe box, the super thick tongue is very comfortable and the lacing lock down the mid foot very well. The damping is very comfortable without being mushy. The negative: The weak outsole. The black rubber quickly came off. Maybe it was caused because I did some hiking on sharp rocks. All in all: Great upper, great fit and great midsole but weak outsole (in traction and durability). 
From: Marcel, Zürich, Switzerland

Comments: Had a couple pairs of the originals and have had these for about 100 trail miles, including a 50-miler.  First off, if you've experienced the original Mountain Masochists: I can find no differences between the original MM version and this, the MM II.  Same everything, except that I sized a half smaller in the MM II.  I would suggest a bit more cushion or substantial rock plate in the forefoot, but otherwise, a fantastic shoe that falls between the minimalist and cushion/control genres.  Perfect for middle distance (marathons)and longer.  
From: Jimmy, St. Louis, MO, USA