19.11.13

Review: Merrell Mix Master Move Glide

I feel like a very lucky girl - right at my running low, I got offered the chance to try out a fab pair of running shoes. I even got to choose which shoes, making this much more fun and more authentic of course.

These are what caught my eye right away.


I'm sure you know I love a bit of pink so I decided to go for something a little different. Different and bright. These are the Merrell Mix Master Move Glide Womens Running shoes.

When they arrived on my doorstep I was in the middle of "resting" my knee so I couldn't run right away. It's funny how when I am more than able to run, I'm not motivated to but the minute I physically can't run I am itching to get out there and pound the pavement!

So the first time I tried them out was on my cycle commute to work! Same effects, less impact :)

These shoes are quoted as having 'breathable mesh lining' ...which was evident from the first pedal! I've never worn a shoe that is so breathable! I could literally feel the wind between my toes!

Another reason I chose this shoe was for the support. Although they are very light, they have a cushion in the heel to absorb shock and add stability. This they did do. I felt natural running in them...oh yes...I did get out and run in them! A few times actually.

Once, at a Nike Training Club 'Run to Train' session and again at a Fitness Playground session.

run out to our training spot 

running back

Fitness Playground

Part of the reason I enjoyed wearing this shoe is that I don't remember much about wearing the shoe! As in, I didn't have to fiddle with undone laces, I didn't have toes rubbing (I usually always get a blister in the same place when I run), no knee pain, no clunking, no plodding...I just got to get on with the task at hand...to run.

One thing I was conscious of though was grip. The ground was wet and I would be cautious wearing any shoe. I didn't ever lose my footing, but I did make a real effort to ensure I could feel the grip between the shoe and the ground...which I could because of the way this shoe is constructed.

couldn't get the best pic of me in the shoes...

Brand: Merrell
Model: Mix Master Move Glide
Gender: Women's 
RRP: £80.95 

Me and these shoes will definitely be friends for a while to come and I'm pretty sure they'll be my race day choice in future. Which is when?! ...race planning is underway! 

Next up, I will be on the hunt for some trail running shoes...anyoe have any recommendations or favourites?! 


Elle :) x

p.s This is not a sponsored post; I was provided with the shoes to test...but all opinions are my own :) 

8 comments:

  1. I love the look of them! Thanks for the review!

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    1. They have some fab colours too! Was just looking again and wondering why I didn't choose the lime green! They would be distinctive!

      Elle :) x

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  2. I feel the same way about motivation- when I'm perfectly healthy I'll be like ehh I'm tired but as soon as I'm sick or something I'm so depressed that I can't just get out and run!

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    1. Glad I'm not alone there :)

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie :) x

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  3. Beautiful shoes! I'm guessing they are more of a minimalist shoe?

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    1. Hey Alicia! I know they look quite minimalist but they are actually quite supportive including cushioning in the heel! ...I'm not one to run in minimalist shoes too often and these work for me! :) x

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  4. Great post. As for trail shoes - I just recently tried the Nike Terra Kiger and love them! I ran my first trail race in them this last weekend and they had great traction and support.

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    1. Oooo I will defo check those out! I'm looking forward to trying out trail running! Need to find myself a buddy mad enough to do it with me ;) x

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