Merrell Mix MasterLet your feet really hit the trail with the Mix Master. The Merrell trail shoes give a closer-than-ever experience as you zoom on by. Feel the earth below with a 4 mm drop. Yet give your feet a stable ride with cushioning and arch support. It's perfect for those seeking a minimalist trail shoe with more substance. Never tried a minimalism shoe? Thinking about scoping out Merrell's barefoot line? The Mix Master is a good place to start. Since it is not at zero drop, the Mix Master is not considered a barefoot shoe. The shoe has a drop low enough to be considered an excellent gateway shoe to barefoot. Discover a closer trial run.