Posts tagged outdoors
Gear Review: Merrell Mix Master Tuff Mid


As part of the new Mconnect line Merrell introduced a minimalist hiking shoe. the Mix Master Tuff Mid.

From Merrell,

A little extra ankle support and durability does not equate extra bulk with our Mix Master Tough Mid. This super lightweight minimalist hiking shoe delivers an agile ride with its pared-down profile and 4mm drop for better ground feel. Its reinforced upper’s waterproof membrane keeps feet dry, and the sticky lugs propel you on pavement and packed trails.”

This shoe is a game-changer for me. For years I’ve hiked/trekked/approached in trail-runners simply because I could never justify the extra weight and bulk associated with a hiking boot. These shoes offer all of the benefits of a trail running shoe (lightweight, comfortable) while providing valuable ankle support. When on a long approach like the trek into Everest Base Camp or Aconcagua, one twisted ankle can ruin an entire expedition. This shoe will ensure that you arrive at base camp healthy and ready to climb. It has solved the difficult equation of comfort, functionality, and performance; it wears like a shoe and performs like a boot. 

I’ll be wearing these on my trek into Everest Base Camp in a few weeks. 

Price: $140

Get yourself a pair here.



Let's Get Outside: A new partnership with MERRELL


Excited to be joining the Merrell team as an Alpha in “The Pack,” a community of outdoor athletes seeking adventure, excitement and togetherness! A brand that truly embodies the adventurer lifestyle, Merrell understands the needs of those of us who make it a priority to get outside and go!

Over the next year I’ll be working with the Merrell team to help inspire people to step out of their comfort zone, realize their potential, endure, and improve. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people accomplish what they once thought impossible! Let’s Get Outside!