The Merrell Mix Master 2 is here to get the party started. The sticky rubber outsole and 3.5 mm lugs on this puppy will keep you upright on any surface, even the glorious polished concrete of a roller rink. A 4 mm heel to toe drop gives you the added benefit of a close connection to the ground without sacrificing some decent cushioning underneath your feet, so you can spin your favorite 90's ballads all night long. The upper is super lightweight, but you won't have to be concerned about pebbles and stuff because the bellows tongue keeps all the riffraff out. It won't filter out the incessant Journey song requests, though. Sorry. Take it out for a night on the town or a day on the trail, the Mix Master will groove to any tune.
DECENT FEATURES of the Merrell Men's Mix Master 2 Shoe
Strobel construction offers flexibility and comfort
Synthetic leather and air mesh upper
2mm EVA insole for comfort and shock absorption
TPU overlay provides a secure fit
Bellows tongue keeps debris out
Reflective elements on the heel and forefoot for added visibility
EVA anatomical footbed treated with Aegis
Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
Forefoot shock absorption pad provides metatarsal protection
Weight: 8.1 oz (1/2 Pair)
4mm Drop / 9mm Cush / 20mm Stack Height
Merrell Float midsole is 10% thinner and 25% lighter to provide more feel and ground control
Nice lightweight trail shoe. If you are thinking about transitioning into the barefoot running style this would be a great way to start. Wide toe box, minimal heel drop. These breathe well. I use them backpacking with an ultralight set-up with no problems. I would not use them for a heavy load though.