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Women’s Mountain Masochist™ IV Shoe


https://www.columbiasportswear.ca/en/womens-mountain-masochist-iv-shoe-1769391.html 1769391
$ 145.00 CAD


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Style# 1769391
Uses Trail


The perfect blend of traction, support, and flexibility, our classic mountain running shoe gets an update with a new abrasion resistant mesh with 3D printed overlays and an enhanced tongue. The midsole contains exceptional cushioning and technology for stability and a smooth ride on the trail.

  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1769391

  • UPPER:
  • New abrasion resistant mesh with 3D printed overlays for enhanced fit and support are complimented by an updated tongue and speed lacing system.
  • FluidFoam™ midsole for exceptional cushioning, flexibility and support. Patented FluidGuide™ technology for enhanced mid-foot stability and a smooth ride on the trail. Ride heights: 16mm heel/8mm forefoot.
  • Full length Gryptonite™ outsole combined with full length TrailShield™ for ultimate underfoot traction and protection.
Advanced cushioning

More Grip. Less Slip.
Forefoot Protection
Cushioning Midsole

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Advanced cushioning
Versatile midsole with smooth-riding cushion support for road or trail.
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Multi-directional lugs deliver aggressive traction across all surfaces.
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Forefoot Protection
Torsional rigidity and tough forefoot protection.
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Cushioning Midsole
Happier trails with multi-directional support and impact absorbing cushioning.


Women’s Mountain Masochist™ IV Shoe is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Update made for a poor shoe What I have loved about the MM is it's durability (570+ running miles on my last pair of MMIII before the sides starting blowing out); it's ability to accommodate my wide forefoot and still snug up on my heel. I have had 9 pairs of these shoes over the past 4+ years. And am currently scouring the internet to find more as the MM IV's are a poor imitation of what made this model great. 1. If you have a wide forefoot it is very difficult to get your foot into this shoe due to the speed laces. The laces are too short to allow the opening of the shoe to be wide enough to get your foot in 2. There is no ability to heel lock these shoes (also due to the speed laces). This may not be an issue if all you are doing are short walks, but it is a huge issue for runners. Within a few miles of wearing these shoes - and trying to tighten them enough to avoid heel slippage - I had an achilles heel injury that took weeks to resolve. 3. The overlays do not appear to be as durable as the previous webbing. 4. While the quality and materials seem to have gone to the cheaper end of the spectrum the price jumped a bit. I am hoping (praying) Columbia Montrail will go back to the previous design for these shoes. They filled a niche in the trail running (ultra running) community for a stability shoe with good protection for the foot, great grip and longevity. There is no other shoe on the market that offers all of these qualities (trust me - I have been - and will continue to look). I am in the process of trying to hack the speed lacing system so I can use regular laces. Will also mean modifying the shoe for an extra lacing hole. Why go through the effort you ask? Columbia's return policy. Unless the shoes are in pristine, unworn condition they cannot be returned. Even if the size is wrong or they are unsuitable. A far cry from Montrail's policy of working with you to ensure you had the right shoe with no issues. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too much change I have been wearing the masochist line for years and have bought so many pairs. I work 12 hour shifts as a nurse and trail run in this brand, and have loved them. I can't say enough about how perfect they were. But with the last two models, there has been significant change, not for the better. With the MM IV, they run big so I went down half a size but they have stretched out so much now that I have to tie the laces really tight and still my foot moves so much in them. I personally do not like the new laces. I found them to be more of a hassle than the original and more difficult to get a good fit when tying. Also, I found the arches to be less supportive. not sure if that is because the overall fit is different than before. Either way, I'm looking forward to the next model (and some more colors!) and hope Columbia goes back to some of The Masochist's past designs [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not all change is good I've been a loyal fan of the mountain masochist for years. With the model update sizing has changed and I'm no longer a true size 8. The 7.5 is too small, but the 8 is too big, even when I wear my thicker wool hiking socks. I miss the old lace up feature. Sadly I think I'm going to have to find a new trail running shoe because these just don't fit right anymore with all the new updates. I actually created an account to write my first product review in my life- that's how bummed I am about this shoe update. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome stability This shoe is worth every penny. I discovered the masochist line many years ago. I used to wear orthotics for pronation but this shoe negates pronation so well that I haven’t had to wear orthotics in years.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great walking/hiking shoe This has been my go-to shoe for easy trails and mountain hikes. The outsole is sturdy and long lasting, The new lace up feature is a great idea, but what happened to the heel loop on the previous version? Note that the ancient fossil color is actually gold; the blue was more appealing to me. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the old masochist model Have not yet tried this shoe however have worn the masochist outdry for at least the last 10 years... there have been model changes and all left the shoe very functional for me! Love trail running in the masochist! Soft enough for cushion but rigid enough to protect your foot from rocks, roots etc. You can feel the ground without your feet hurting! This model however has quick lacing. I have incredibly narrow heels. All previous models allowed heel lock lacing. This model does not appear to do so. I heel lock all my shoes and know that I will need to do the same with this one. I'm disappointed i will have to try and find a new trail shoe. The shoe is a nice tight fit everywhere else. If you don't have narrow heels would absolutely recommend it!!! Why I've worn them for 10+ years
Date published: 2018-03-02
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Women's Shoes

5 3.5 36 22
5.5 4 36 ⅔ 22.5
6 4.5 37 ⅓ 23
6.5 5 38 23.5
7 5.5 38 ⅔ 24
7.5 6 39 ⅓ 24.5
8 6.5 40 25
8.5 7 40 ⅔ 25.5
9 7.5 41 ⅓ 26
9.5 8 42 26.5
10 8.5 42 ⅔ 27
10.5 9 43 ⅓ 27.5
11 9.5 44 28
12 10.5 45 ⅓ 29

How to Measure

How to Measure

    (Before you begin, put on socks the you will use with the footwear you would like to purchase).
  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.
  • Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Standard $7.00 CAD 2 Business Days: ON, QC
4-10 Business Days: Rest of Canada
Express $18.00 CAD Next Business Day: ON, QC, & most centres
3-4 Business Days: Rest of Canada

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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