Montrail Men's Mountain Masochist II

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Montrail Mountain Masochist II -
Lightweight and responsive, the Montrail Mountain Masochist II™ shoe offers support and stability on aggressive terrain. This men's trail-running shoe features a webbing and strap closure system for an exceptional fit; the gusseted tongue and full-length Trail Shield™ protect the foot from rocks and debris. FluidPost technology for customized pronation control and support on any terrain. Big, angled blades in the forefoot of the Gryptonite™ rubber outsole dig deep for exceptional grip in the Montrail Mountain Masochist II™ trail shoe.

Support and Cushioning:

  • FluidPost for cutomized support on any terrain


  • Built-in stability control comfortably helps correct over pronation, using Montrail's FluidPost™ technology


  • Webbing and strap closure system ensures a snug fit from ankle to toe
  • Webbing and strap closure system provides exceptional fit and comfort for the long run

Lining and Layers:

  • Smooth lining and cushioned insole


  • Gusseted tongue construction keeps out dirt and moisture


  • Compression-molded EVA midsole utilizes a low profile for responsiveness while still targeting pressure points for comfort


  • Breathable mesh upper and gusseted tongue manage moisture and encourage ventilation
  • Breathable mesh and synthetic leather upper in a casual trail shoe style with a round toe

Traction and Grip:

  • Digging lugs provide grip on mud, gravel, and other loose surfaces.
  • Gryptonite(TM) out sole for great traction and exceptional durability
  • Angled forefoot texturing gets a deep and secure grip even on rough or steep terrain
  • Big, angled blades at the forefoot dig deep for grip on loose or muddy terrain


  • Full foot Trail Shield protects the foot from rocks and trail debris

Light hiking and trail running are exactly what the Mountain Masochist II from Montrail has in mind. Lightweight and responsive, the Mountain Masochist II uses FluidPost™ to give you customized support on any terrain. Gryptonite™ rubber outsole is sticky for optimal grip while the lugs dig into the surface to help keep you upright.

FEATURES of the Mountain Men's Masochist II Shoe.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountain Men's Masochist II Shoe.
Montrail's Mountain Masochist II Trail Running Shoe makes no bones about leg-loathing mountain excursions. You don't run because it's easy (if it were easy, it would be walking). You run for the adventure and the rush, and this pain-loving shoe utilizes savvy mountain tech to get you from A to B.
Let the durable construction and grippy outsole of the Montrail® Mountain Masochist II take on the rough part of the trail, so you can just enjoy yourself without all the rocks and debris interrupting your hike.
Open mesh and synthetic upper for superb breathability.
Synthetic leather overlays provide lightweight, durable support.
for the long run.
Big, angled blades located at the forefoot dig deep for a grip on loose or muddy terrain.
Cushioned textile footbed for extra comfort and support.
Compression molded EVA and low-profile midsole is lightweight for a responsive ride.
FluidPost™ midsole construction offers instant pronation control and easily adapts to the changing surface. Soft cushioning on the heel strike smoothly progresses into denser, more supportive material on the medial side, slowing the rate of pronation for each step.
Full foot Trail Shield™ protects the foot from rocks and trail debris.
Gryptonite™ outsole for great traction and exceptional durability.
Digging lugs provide grip on loose surfaces like mud and gravel.
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With these shoes on, you will soar over mountain tops and break land speed records without even becoming winded. So what are you waiting for? Make the call today to have your new pair of Montrail's Mountain Masochist II sent out for your next run.
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The men's Montrail Mountain Masochist II Running Shoe is lightweight and responsive, with FluidPost™ for customized support on any terrain.

Montrail's Mountain Masochist II shoe is a lightweight shoe that is very responsive. It has FluidPost, a medical posting, for customized support and stability on any terrain. Top 25 Category Product
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Also available for: Women
Country Of Origin:Asia
Durometer:55 Asker-65 Asker C (AA±3 degrees) FluidPost
Durometer Rating:55 Asker - 65 Asker C (+/-3 degrees)-FluidPost™
Fit:Snug midfoot and open toe box-Stability
Fit Notes:Snug midfoot and open toe box
Footwear Type:Hiking/Backpacking, Trail Runners
Heel Stack Height:16mm
Heel to Toe Differential:8mm
Midsole:Single-denisty molded EVA with FluidPost™ stabilizing technology
Outsole:Gryptonite™ - IntegrafitToe Counter
Protection:Full length Trail Shield
Ride Height:20 mm heel, 10 mm forefootProtection
Shoe Stability:Stability
Shoe Width:Medium
Sole:Gryptonite Integrafit
Toe Counter:Synthetic overlay
Toe Stack Height:8mm
Upper:Webbing and strap closure system
Weight:10.8 oz / 306 g
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Montrail Mountain Masochist II Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

The Mountain Masochist II has a number of things in it's favor. The front toe guard and underfoot rock guard are both strong, yet flexible. The collar and the tongue are both well padded, some might even think it is too thick. I find it to be very comfortable. The toe box is quite roomy, the mid shoe is tight enough to hold the foot is place without being overly tight, and the heel shank is strong and stiff. The construction seems quite good. Having had to cross flooded trails, I have found that they also drain/dry fairly well, which surprised me, given the thickness of the collar. Where they really excel is the grip. The lugs give it more then adequate footing on technical or sloppy trails. I think if I ran in cold or very technical conditions, I would appreciate the shoe even more. The only drawback I have noticed is the hot spotting on the ball of my feet, which I start to feel around mile 6 or 7. It isn't a problem for me, as that is the top end of my current distance, but as I begin to stretch the long runs I hope it doesn't become an issue.
I believe that the mark of a good shoe is if you think about it while you running. Or better yet, if you don't. I noticed that was especially true today, as I had this review in mind at the beginning of my run, yet barely thought about the shoe while I was running.

cdbp131955 at on 12/21/2012

This review is for the previous version of the shoe, as I believe Montrail has now released a newer version for 2012.
So this is my first pair of Montrail shoes and I purchased them because of user-submitted reviews, so I figured I'd do my part by adding to the community. I like to try my gear out for several months before writing a review, since longevity is a crucial factor in determining overall performance and quality. I've beaten these shoes up on rocky, steep terrain in the Cleveland National Forest, the San Gabriel Mountains, the San Bernardino Mountains, and the Sierra Nevadas. I've worn them on muddy trails, in rainstorms, and while scrambling over granite boulders.
I've logged hundreds of miles using them as both a running shoe and a hiking shoe. I'm not sure about the prevailing wisdom on this, but I've used them for overnight hikes and week-long backpacking trips and loved the grip. These shoes give me confidence when I'm hiking straight up a rocky mountainside or when I'm sliding down on my backside. They also fit true to size. I wear a size eleven and these shoes are perfect for me. I wore them straight out of the box on a 14-mile day-hike in Cleveland NF. I highly recommend this product to anybody!

Joseph Antos at on 03/28/2012

What makes a good shoe is highly subjective. I like to run in lightweight shoes with minimal structure. I also race regularly, and as much as possible, like to to train in the shoes I'm going to use in a race.
My favorite race shoes for the last couple of seasons have been Montrail Rogue Racers. However, these are definitely not for everyone: they are ultralight with minimal structure and with very little protection from from rocks in the forefoot. And as races get longer and/or rockier, I find they're not even for me, either! At the end of a particularly rubbly 50k, I my feet were tired and aching. And my brain was tired from the effort of placing my feet carefully.
So for longer races, casual training, and just all-round use, I love the Mountain Masochists. They are only a little heavier (680g vs 505g), but provide much more support, more rock protection, better traction, and more durability.
The Mountain Masochist is a well-rounded thoroughbred of a trail shoe that I would recommend to almost anyone for any use. The only exception I can think of is if you have narrow feet. The MM runs a little wide.

Dominick Layfield at on 09/25/2012

Been waiting to rough these up a little before reviewing. I bought these for something to wear on the concrete at work, and while the fit was a little tight at first, they have since surprised me. This is quite a comfortable shoe. Having spent a while running in minimalist shoes I expected an awkward transition to the MM II. I don't seem to have much trouble on my forefoot in them. The sole is super aggressive and feels secure on loose terrain. The quality of the shoelaces also stood out a lot and i'm not entirely sure why. They feel nice and are easy to tie. All in all, great shoe so far and I have a new appreciation for Montrail.

Zachary Preston at on 02/05/2013
Got these shoes for my husband for his birthday because he was jealous of the pair that I have. He absolutely loves them. They are super light weight - and look great with jeans or shorts. He has a really wide foot and normally wears an 11.5. I ordered the 12 because they didn't have an 11.5 and it ended up being the perfect size. Would definitely recommend these shoes. I'm wearing mine right now and I love them. They can be worn for a trail run, to the gym, or to whatever event you happen to be attending and what to wear tennis shoes for. Super versatile!
Anonymous - customer at on 06/12/2012
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 trail middle distance (marathons)and longer.
Jimmy M - customer at on 03/26/2012

These are very comfortable shoes and if you are looking for a great road/ rough terrain running shoe this is definitely one to look at. The arch support is definitely more of a neutral based shoe, and so I decided to get their custom molded insoles that you can put in the oven to get a proper fitted insole to put in your shoes. You will love them and enjoy every mile you put on them.

Eric Plath at on 05/18/2012
Fit was good. However, am disappointed with shoe. I walk on Dirt, sand and gravel dike/levee near my home. I can feel every small rock on forefoot even with gel insoles. Pronation control appears to be missing. My feet hurt. Shoes are light weight, which is nice. I miss my Montrail Vitesse shoes which were fantastic, but no longer being produced--bummer.
Anonymous - customer at on 04/30/2012

Ok, maybe a bit over dramatic but these are great shoes. They're true to size, I'm a 9.5. They feel great, they make me feel like I should be running (if I feel like it or not). They stay cool and they just are a thousand times better than my last pair.

James Sanders at on 06/12/2012
This has become my go-to shoe, but it has one problem. I need a tube of Shoe Goo to go along with it. It's been years since I've seen soles wear as rapidly as these do.
Bob C - customer at on 03/25/2012

Negative Reviews:

May be okay for jogging on smooth dirt trails but not for hiking on rocky mountain trails. Took a moderate 6 mile hike in the Smokies with a light day pack. The last mile coming back the bottom of my feet were fatigued.
RCoker - customer at on 05/05/2012

Neutral Reviews:

I bought these because I wanted extremely breathable and lugged-out trail runners for rocky trail running. These breathe very well and have the rugged bottoms that I was aiming for, plus they've protected my feet from sharp rock.
My state of slightly-bummed-out-hood is with the quality of the pair I own: Before hitting 300 miles the bottom lugs pulled away from the footbed. For the price, I would have liked to get double that mileage. Ok, maybe that's a little greedy, but I was bummed to see the bottoms peel because they perform well shoe-goo at their age is too soon.

Ryan Conklin at on 09/06/2013