Comments: Very comfortable fit and good suport shoe. What I was looking for was a shoe with a durable sole and wear. I run mountain trail that are rough and rocky. the tread sole is critical on the downhill trails. way less than 75 miles on the shoe and the tread is practically gone. I am a 165lb runner. That being said, I am not at all happy with the shoe. I would not buy another pair. Probably a good investment if one is just going to use for casual hikes and walks.
From: Jose, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. November 25th 2014
Comments: My first trail shoe, and it has delivered. LOVE the roomy toe box. I wouldn't need to buy wide shoes if more shoes just came with a roomy toe box like these do. They hug the heel and midfoot nicely, and plenty of room and comfort for the toes. I've put them through the paces so far on two OCR races and a number of trail and steep mountain treks that include sharp rocks etc... They are still in great shape and the soles still look good. I highly recommend this shoe. Fit was true to size for me. Oh yeah, not that it matters, but these suckers float. A few times that I've jumped into water with them, my legs floated right on up to the top.
From: Jason V. VA, USA. August 20th 2014
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