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Merrell
Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's)

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Less is definitely more exploring with our Vibram-soled Trail Glove natural adventure shoe. All the protection your feet need from rocks and roots, and an ultra-lightweight upper with a synthetic leather foot sling for stability fits like a glove.

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Features

  • Merrell Omni-Fit™ lacing system secured with welded TPU provides a precise, glove-like fit
  • Fused rubber toe bumper provides ultimate durability
  • Synthetic leather rear foot sling provides stability
  • Flexible plate in the forefoot protects the foot from stone bruises
  • 4mm compression molded EVA midsole cushions
  • 1mm forefoot shock absorption plate maintains forefoot flexibility and protects the foot by distributing pressure
  • 0mm ball to heel drop keeps you connected to your terrain
  • Wash as needed in cold water, gentle cycle and air dry


Gender: Men's
Shoe Upper: Microfiber and breathable air mesh upper
Shoe Lining: Microfiber footbed, Aegis antimicrobial
Shoe Sole: Vibram Trail Glove Sole
Season: S13
Vendor ProductId: J85521
Review ProductId: 25474

Rock/Creekers are running in Merrell Barefoot shoes. Are you?
"When the Merrell Trail Glove and Merrell Pace Glove first arrived, we looked forward to hearing first impressions from trail runners. As we’ve sold them, we’ve asked for feedback; now that we’ve heard from our runners, that feedback is sounding really positive, across the board..."

"Beyond the sole, the upper of the shoe is as minimal as possible; the name is an apt one, as the Merrell Trail Glove fits the foot… well, just like a glove. In fact, other than securely holding the soles to your feet, the upper does a great job of staying out of the way. You could just superglue a pair of Vibram soles to your feet, but Merrell Barefoot has saved you the trouble...."

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"Two of the hottest new trail running shoes on the market, the Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove/Pace Glove and Salomon XR Crossmax, have received “best debut” honors in a Runner’s World review of trail runners. Here at Rock/Creek, we are pretty passionate about trail running, and both shoes are among the lineup of trail running shoes we’re carrying for this season...."

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
MerrellBarefoot Trail Glove (Men's)
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Casual/ recreational (3)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      4.0

      More weather resistent than FiveFingers

      By Melanie

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Recreational Walker/Hiker

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Excellent stride
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Water Resistant
      • Tight midfoot

      Best Uses

      • Grass
      • Mixed Terrain
      • Paved Trails
      • Rocky/Unstable Terrain

      Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

      I got these shoes because my toes get cold in my Five Fingers if the temp is below 50. I was hoping I could wear wool socks in these and get a better trail experience while still having warm feet. This worked exactly how I hoped, and I can now get that minimalist feeling while still having warm toes. I'm anticipating this being nice in the summer, too, actually, since I think it might even breathe better than the five fingers, and it will insulate against hot pavement better.

      These shoes give an excellent, natural stride, similar to what I experience with the komodosports or bare feet. They're good on a very wide variety of surfaces.

      The fit, however, is strange. It's very tight around the midfoot, beginning at the top of the arch and ending at the first knuckles of my toes. This compresses the soft part of my foot and feels very weird while standing still or sitting. I don't mind it while walking. I believe this is to prevent your toes from bumping into the end of the shoe, and it works, but I don't think it will be comfortable to anyone with high arches. My husband has these shoes too, and he thinks the pressure irritates his plantar fascitis.

      That, combined with the fact that loosening the shoe in order to put it on is very slow and complicated, made me give it only 4 stars instead of five. But, on the whole, I am happy with these shoes. I enjoy the feel of the trail and the ability to comfortably withstand a wider range of weather without having to resort to traditional shoes.

      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Bearfoot Heaven

      By Chase

      from Hixson,Tennessee.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Traction
      • No Break-in

      Cons

      • Not Water Resistant

      Best Uses

      • Day hikes
      • Everyday

      Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

      These shoes have a prowlness about them.

      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Shoes with Chemo

      By chemo guy

      from warner robins ga

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 11 12
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

      I am going thru chemo and my feet have been hurting real bad and these shoes do the trick. Very comfortable. Thanks. Price is high almost had to take a loan out for them.

      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great barefoot option

      By Pursuing Him

      from Chattanooga, TN

      Pros

      • Good Looking
      • Great Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • cross training
        • Strengthening
        • Trail running

        Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

        These shoes are a great barefoot SHOE option that still gives all the benefits of being barefoot but has a wonderful vibram tread that is in just the needed areas for great grip yet sensitivity on or off the trail. I love it as a cross trainer to incorporate in my normal training runs and exercises.

         
        5.0

        great lightweight shoe

        By climb high

        from chattanooga, tn

        Pros

        • Cross fit
        • Light running
        • Walking

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

            these are great for short hikes where you want a sensitive shoe

             
            5.0

            Great Minimal/Barefoot Running Shoe

            By Boone

            from Chattanooga, TN

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Design
            • Hybrid
            • Minimal Shoe Sensation
            • Ultra Lightweight
            • Vibrant colors
            • Wear Sock or Barefoot

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Feet Leg Strengthening
              • Minimal Shoe Run or Walk
              • Recreational
              • Road
              • Trail
              • Training

              Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

              This shoe performs exceptionally well on trails and paved areas alike. It has been a great tool in foot and leg strengthening for me, and is a great alternative to going barefoot. I feel more confident to run on trails without fear of injuring my toes on rocks and roots, while maintaining the minimal shoe/barefoot sensation. The toebox has ample room for toe separation.

               
              5.0

              Barefoot Runner

              By Lex Cutioner

              from The Mountains, NC

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • 'Glove Fit'
              • Actually a Barefoot SHOE
              • Sensitive
              • Vibram sole

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trail Trainer

                Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

                I believe in barefoot running........and, this is the first barefoot SHOE with a vibram sole. I'm in........and use this shoe regularly for trail training--
                Highly recommended--

                 
                4.0

                Great trainer

                By Foul Weather Foe

                from Chattanooga, TN

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great tread
                • Roomy toe box
                • Simulates barefooting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trail running
                  • Workouts

                  Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

                  This shoe is great to use as a tool to strengthen your legs and feet and alleviate knee pain while running. They recommend using it only 10% of what you are used to doing at a time. I'll use them for the first mile or so of a run and then switch them out for a pair of shoes that I am carrying in a backpack. Still working my way up. I like them because they are an alternative to finger shoes!

                   
                  5.0

                  Quick, Fast, and In a Hurry

                  By Nick Gooden

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Grippy
                  • Light
                  • Sheds mud and dirt well
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                  • Not made for lounging
                  • zero cushion

                  Best Uses

                  • Barefoot running
                  • Hiking
                  • Racing
                  • Trail racing
                  • Training

                  Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

                  I bought these shoes the same week as the Rock Creek River Gorge Trail race. I credit my performance to these shoes almost entirely. They performed better than I could have imagined. Although they are certainly not waterproof, they do not seem to get as heavy after soaking and also seem to shed water fairly quickly. They are a great introduction shoe to barefoot running and I could not be more pleased with them. They fit any foot well with their lacing system and toe box. They have 5mm of rubber outsole which is just enough protection from the big stuff. I will keep coming back to these for more races in the future.

                   
                  5.0

                  A true Moc

                  By Selbo

                  from Chattanooga

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • All conditions trail shoe
                  • Better than 5 Fingers
                  • BF running protection
                  • Huge toe box
                  • Light weight good tread
                  • No sliding around inside
                  • Snug Fit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bummin' around
                    • Canoeing kayaking
                    • Hiking
                    • Swimming
                    • Trail running racing

                    Comments about Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove (Men's):

                    I ran 7 miles a little hard in them right when I bought them. They felt great. On trails they are perfect. I could feel gravel a bit, but that's the way I wanted it. On roads, if you are a heel striker you're done, but I toe strike and my stride smoothed out while on roads.
                    I just raced the River Gorge 10.2 in them also - conditions: mud, streams, puddles, rocks, boulders, rain, leaves, sticks on mostly on single track, a bit on jeep track. The shoe performed perfectly. And I can honestly say my feet feel great right now, just hours later.

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