The Mountain Masochist’s came in for test recently and I’ve had them on a couple of trips. They’re surprisingly different in feel to the Streak’s which have been glued to my feet this past year, even with the same sole unit. The upper is very different and consequently the whole shoes flexes differently, and it’s a slightly different shaped last too. They’re still kinda in the same area though, so I think whichever fits your foot best could probably supply a similar performance.
That all said it’s early days, and I haven’t done any long trips in the Masochists so something might well become apparent to make a bigger distinction between the application and maybe the durability of the two models.
Below we have the first look at the new Montrail models which will be unveiled at Outdoor in Friedrichshafen. The top two as his and hers Rockridge’s and below are the same genders Sabino’s.
The Rockridge’s look like Hardrock-Lite’s and the Sabino’s look like they’re moving into Inov8 territory. It’s interesting when an original innovator takes cues from the new boys.
It’s good to see Montrail still coming out with fresh stuff, and the soles look plenty aggressive. Salomon are you seeing this? Unlikely…