Merrell Mix Master Move 2

7.0
7.0 score
[Editors rating (7.0) + Users rating (8.0)] / 2 = Runnerclick score (7.0)/10

Our RunnerClick score is based on our editors overall rating compared to the user ratings in order to generate the most accurate and unbiased score of each product we review.

If there are less than 10 user reviews for the product in total, the weight of user reviews is decreased from 50% to 25% to make sure that new products are not rated too high.
0
Editor rating: 7.0 / 10
User's rating: based on 1 user ratings
1 star
0%
2 star
0%
3 star
0%
4 star
100%
5 star
0%
Add your Rating
All Merrell Shoes
Merrell Mix Master Move 2 Review Facts

The Merrell Mix Master Move 2 has a few upgrades from the original, the most considerable being the  mesh upper.  Runners noted that the shoe has a more appealing appearance than the previous version. The upper has more holes for added airflow, allowing for better breathability. This version doesn’t use as much stitching as the original, so the overlay system has a thinner fit.

The comfortable cushioning inside the shoe provides good shock absorption for a more protective ride. Additionally, the lining of the Mix Master Move fights off moisture to ensure dry feet.  Another plus to this model is the removable foot bed for those who would like to customize the shoe with insoles of their choice.

Pros
  • Multiple cushioning technologies for maximum comfort
  • Extremely breathable mesh upper
  • Removable foot bed for those with orthotics
Cons
  • Slightly narrow for some users
  • Not too flexible
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Merrell Mix Master 2 has a specialized outsole for solid grip on multiple surfaces. The M-Select Grip technology also provides solid protection. The outsole is also slip-resistant.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Merrell Mix Master 2 features MBound cushioning technology which delivers the shoe’s responsive qualities. These qualities will ensure a smoother and more enjoyable ride regardless of terrain. Another great addition to the Merrell Mix Master 2 is in the Air Cushion located in the heel which creates the shock absorption protection needed for off-road running. Throughout the gait cycle, runners will experience comfortability and supportiveness.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper on the Merrell Mix Master 2 has been redone. It implements a distinctive material that separates this shoe from its competitors. It includes a mix of synthetic rubber and air mesh components for a lightweight and extremely breathable feel. The seamless design ensures your feet will not experience any irritation while providing a protective cover for trail runs. The TPU cushioning system is connected with the lacing system which delivers a snug fit, especially on the mid portion of the foot.

Additionally, the upper has a mesh lining that is engineered to fight off moisture and has integrated M-Select Fresh technology that will fight off odor causing bacteria inside the shoe. On the toe is additional rubber to protect your feet from road debris. Lastly, Merrell has implemented a sock liner that also features the M-Select Fresh technology.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Merrell Mix Master 2 is a great option if you are looking for a lightweight shoe. You aren’t going to feel like you are wearing bulky shoes nor will you experience any drag in your strides. If you are looking for a great mix of speed and traction this is a great option. Men’s versions weighs in at 8.4 ounces while the women’s version weighs 6.9 ounces.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The breathability of this trail running shoe is what makes it very popular among users. The breathable upper and mesh liner will keep your feet feeling dry and fresh. The M-Select Fresh treatment is a great addition that will fight off bacteria and odors inside the shoe. The shoe also shed excess water well when running through puddles or streams.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

A majority of users state that the Merrell Mix Master 2 provides a sufficient amount of comfort. The MBound cushioning provides a responsive feedback and more efficient strides. Its Air Cushion on the heel portion of the shoe absorbs the shock of impact. The upper contains lightweight mesh material that hugs the foot for maximum comfort and flexibility.
Style
Style

Style

The Merrell Mix Master 2 is currently available in five color choices. The two-toned color schemes include gray, black, red, orange and blue. Reflective details on the sides of the shoe provide a sense of style while also assisting in visibility during night runs. As for casual wear, I don’t think they would really go well with jeans, but as for athletic wear, you will be good to go.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The overall durability of the shoe is solid. On the front side of the Merrell Mix Master 2 is a protective toe cap that will withstand abrasions and protects the foot from debris such as small rocks when running on trails. The rubber compound components on the outsole and varied grip underneath the shoe are long lasting. Although the upper is made out of somewhat thin material, it still provides an ample amount of durable, breathable coverage.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The added toe cap protects you toes during trail runs. Midsole cushioning technologies assist the foot in comfort and added protection. The outsole features the M-Select Grip which provides traction and serves as a protective agent against high wear and tear areas. This reliable unit can easily take on the rugged, technical trails.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The midsole of the Merrell Mix Master 2 has responsive cushioning that will take your run to the next level. Its MBound technology provides a great amount of feedback whether taking on wet, soft, hard or uneven surfaces. The lightweight mesh upper provides a solid amount of flexibility which helps the shoe to be responsive. These features will promote better strides while providing a smoother and more adaptable foot strike.
Support
Support

Support

According to reviewers, the Merrell Mix Master 2 does a good job providing support. The lightweight platform supports the foot while the mesh upper hugs the foot, providing a secure fit while maintaining maximum breathability and flexibility. Cushioning technologies in the midsole and on the heel deliver a comfortable and well-supported run through the the entirety of the gait cycle.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Merrell Mix Master 2 is noted to adapt well on both road and trail terrains. This makes for a very versatile shoe that can deliver performance on just about any surface you can think of. Merrell’s specialized grip on the outsole allows runners to run over wet and slippery surfaces with ease. Users also noted that shoe does a great job at shedding water when encountering streams and puddles.
Price
Price

Price

This is a reliable shoe that offers a good amount of comfort and breathability while maintaining a solid amount of grip on a variety of surfaces. That being said, it is moderately priced. Expect to spend about $100 for these shoes. Although it may seem a little steep, you are getting versatility, since the shoe is able to transition well on both road and trail terrains.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The M-Select Grip rubber outsole provides good traction. The outsole is slip-resistant and is able to grip both wet and dry surfaces alike. Take on softer dirt trails or rocky surfaces and experience a solid grip with every stride.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Merrell Mix Master 2’s flexibility is predominately in the upper of the shoe. This iteration features a lighter and thinner upper construction that provides the shoe with its adaptability. Additionally, this shoe uses a bit less stitching allowing the material to flex easier. The overlay system on the upper has a central focus on the midfoot area which allows the user’s foot to have more natural movement with each stride.

When it comes to the midsole and outsole, some users have noted that it is slightly stiff in nature. That being said the Merrell Mix Master 2 has a moderate amount of flexibility overall, but a solid amount on the upper.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Merrell Mix Master 2 offers a good amount of stability thanks to the cushioning technologies in this shoe. The Air Cushion located in the heel of the shoe provides stability on heel strikes. Merrell has also implemented additional cushioning on the inner part of the shoe where the heel touches the material for a more stable ride.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The heel to toe drop is 4 millimeters for both men and women. This drop is very low compared to other running shoes. Because of this low drop, it creates a more natural foot strike while running.
Key Features of the Merrell Mix Master Move 2
Key Features of the Merrell Mix Master Move 2

Key Features of the Merrell Mix Master Move 2

• MBound cushioning for great feedback
• M-Select Grip for superior traction
• Air Cushion on the heel for maximum comfort
• Toe cap for added protection on trail runs
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Merrell Mix Master 2 is a versatile running shoe that can adapt well to a variety of road and trail surfaces. The upper is constructed of a top-quality mesh that is not only flexible, but also delivers top-of-the-line airflow so your foot will stay cool throughout the entirety of any run. Additionally, the lining of the upper and the shoe itself has a specialized technology to fight off bacteria and unwanted odors.

The outsole provides great traction on wet, dry, hard and soft surfaces with ease. The M-Select Grip component gives this shoe its adaptable qualities. Style is somewhat generic, yet its performance will not let you down. For the price, the Merrell Mix Master 2 seems to be a quality buy for almost any of your running needs.