THE M-CONNECT SERIES IS A RANGE OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR AND LIGHTWEIGHT APPAREL DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU BETTER CONNECTION TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
Designed specifically for athletic outdoor purist, M-Connect fuses Merrell’s outdoor expertise with a lighter, minimalist approach. Whether running on or off road, training or speed hiking, the M-Connect footwear range provides a natural, glove like fit to deliver enhanced ground connection allowing for greater agility and movement.
The M-Connect Series includes four collections shaped by activity-specific use – from Barefoot and Bare Access running to multi-terrain run Mix Master and multi-hike Proterra.
The products range from zero to 4mm heel to toe drop and all have graded cushioning for enhanced ground response and necessary protection dependent on the terrain to be used.
The Merrell Barefoot range is developed further with the introduction of the Vapor Glove, its most minimalist shoe yet. With just 2mm of EVA cushioning and weighing a mere 159g, Merrell’s Vapor Glove is truly Barefoot!
A completely new version of the popular Bare Access is also launched in the Spring 13 season. With a new sole unit for greater ground connection and a light breathable mesh upper it provides all the benefits of a minimal and zero drop shoe with 8mm of M Bound™ cushioning, suitable to those new to barefoot running and ideal for running longer distances or on harder surfaces.
For multi-run activities, the fast, flexible and light, Mix Master collection is expanded with several new styles. Built on a 4mm drop the Mix Master is a durable and highly adaptable option suitable to a range of adventures and combination of terrains.
The Mix Master Tuff GORE-TEX® has a GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort Footwear lining, whilst the Mix Master Tuff Mid Waterproof, complete with a higher collar, employs a waterproof membrane to offer lightweight protection from the elements.
Merrell Proterra is a brand new multi-hike collection combining Merrell’s 30 year heritage at the forefront of Outdoor innovation and more recent Barefoot developments. Proterra is built on a 4mm drop and offers improved stability through its upper that uses Stratafuse™ technology. Stratafuse™ injects the foot cage into the mesh upper, fusing it together without seams or stitching for a lightweight, natural fit and agile, responsive feel.
The Merrell M-Connect series is completed by an equally high performance apparel collection that complements its corresponding footwear. The lightweight clothing features styles for any outdoors activity with technical design details including wicking, reflection, and adjustability to fit different body types. Merrell Opti-Wick™ fabric Tops and Bottoms capture moisture and move it away from your skin. Whilst midlayers and jackets incorporate Merrell Aeroblock™ technology that creates a lightweight barrier that is breathable, wind resistant and offers high mobility for enhanced freedom of movement. Whether trail running, cross training or hiking the versatile collection performs effortlessly in the most testing environments.
Merrell – Mix Master Move Glide
A minimalist running shoe designed with the road in mind, our Mix Master Move Glide creates a softer ride for your stride. 8mm of heel cushioning to 4mm under the ball of the foot creates a cushioned, 4mm platform over a thinner Float™ midsole that gives you greater ground feel and control with less impact. The low profile vegan friendly, breathable mesh upper keeps your feet feeling light and dry.
Women’s Sizes: 5-11
Women’s Weight: 7oz (1/2 pair)
Product Review – Merrell – Mix Master Move Glide – By Claire R4W Forum member.
CUSHIONING – OK but not as soft as some trainers (never tried barefoot shoes before) Score 3/5
COMFORT – Comfortable and very light, didn’t feel like I had them on my feet. Score 4/5
GRIP/RESPONSIVENESS – My training run was very muddy and I didn’t slip at all. Score 4/5
STABILITY – Very good, my feet felt supported and comfortable. Score 5/5
OVERALL – A very good running shoe, I would definitely recommend them. Score 4.5/5
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