On Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:14:07 UTC+2, Jason Robillard wrote:
> They got me through Grindstone without issues... but I had to wear socks. > The shoes would be infinitely better if they were made on an anatomical > last.
Did you take out the insole Jason? I almost left mine in, the fit was really good, but I prefer a lower stack so whipped 'em out. The material inside the shoe under the insole has a very strange feel to it compared to any other shoe I've worn, almost rubbery. It freaked me out a bit when I first tried them un-socked, but with socks on - no problem. It's sock season now anyway.
No, I left them in. I took the insole out of the original MMs I had and it caused significant blistering on my arch in a 50k. I was sockless, though. I also wanted the extra protection... GS was rocky as Hell. I did enough training on the course to acclimate to the stack height, but there was a definite learning curve compared to the Trail Glove stack height.
On Thursday, October 11, 2012 8:01:34 AM UTC-4, Nick J wrote:
> On Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:14:07 UTC+2, Jason Robillard wrote:
>> They got me through Grindstone without issues... but I had to wear socks. >> The shoes would be infinitely better if they were made on an anatomical >> last.
> Did you take out the insole Jason? I almost left mine in, the fit was > really good, but I prefer a lower stack so whipped 'em out. The material > inside the shoe under the insole has a very strange feel to it compared to > any other shoe I've worn, almost rubbery. It freaked me out a bit when I > first tried them un-socked, but with socks on - no problem. It's sock > season now anyway.
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 7:56 AM, Sean Butler <s...@2sparrows.org> wrote:
> I love mine too but on a long paved downhill (yuck!) they really made my
> ITB buggy. But overall it's the closest all terrain shoe I've found.
> On Oct 10, 2012, at 7:47 PM, Nick J <nick.je...@gmail.com> wrote:
It's not an actual goal. Sizing down or up needlessly is not at all
I just found an ok deal for the MM2 half a size down.
I hope you mind the ensuing rant.
In my tiny little speck of earth (Portugal), there are quite a few
Merrell stores and for some reason it's Merrell policy not to carry
the TG above a 11 and the MM Aeroblock above a 10.5. I've complained
once or twice before to Merrell and they very nicely advised me to
look for online retailers.
To add insult to injury, my local Decathlon, which is large chain of
sporting goods stores, currently have the TG on sale for 40 Eur
(~52USD, that's down from 109 Euro which is odd but alright with me)
but only up to size 11.5 which is a no go. Anyhow, such a sweet deal,
dear Jesus save me!
Yes I realize this is probably a non issue in the US.
But I hate Merrell's dainty fruity smug elitist guts and I'm at this
moment masterminding a terrorist attack on Merrell headquarters, where
I show up bare chested Bruce Lee style with a bandanna Rambo style and
crusty putrid funk cheddar cheese ridden bare feet and roundhouse kick
everyone in sight, mercilessly hard and in the face.
Where I live in the Pyrenees there is a decathlon and they have nothing except Salomon and well, that's it, they have a few other brands but nothing notable. I have to mail order anything that I consider worth having and use wiggle.co.uk who ship to France for free in 5-7 days. I think that they ship free to the whole of Europe. They certainly have the mix master in your size.
I would advise not sizing down in the Mix Master unless your feet are a bit in between sizes. The UK10 fit's me well. If I went down a half size It'd be a proper toe cruncher. As they are they are near perfect in toe dept - much better than the MT110's and a much better shoe for fast rocky downhill bombs.
I've only got praise for them at the moment. Time will tell though.