Spring 2013 Running Shoe Review

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  • Published Mar. 26, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM UTC

Merrell Mix Master Move, $95

8.0 oz. (men’s); 7.0 oz. (women’s)

4mm heel-toe offset

FIT: The moderate-volume fit is highlighted by a snug heel, a secure and supportive midfoot and slightly roomier toe box.

FEEL: This is a lightweight everyday trainer with ample semi-firm cushioning while still allowing a sensory connection to the ground. The lightweight upper mesh, easy-flexing chassis and 4mm heel-toe offset help give it an agile, yet comfortable sensation under foot.

RIDE: It’s responsive and nimble, but is it a road shoe or a trail shoe? Our testers branded it as a hybrid, an excellent example of a shoe that can be oblivious to terrain constraints. With a unique array of flat but grippy sticky rubber outsole lugs, this shoe runs as well on smooth to semi-technical trails as it does on roads.

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