Merrell Sizing Chart
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Neck||14.5-15 / 37-38||15.5-16 / 39-40||16.5-17 / 42-43||17.5-18 / 45-46||18-18.5 / 46-47|
|Chest||36-38 / 91-96||39-41 / 99-104||42-44 / 107-112||45-47 / 114-119||48-51 / 122-130|
|Sleeve||33-33.5 / 84-85||34-34.5 / 86-88||35-35.5 / 89-90||36-36.5 / 91-92||37-37.5 / 94-95|
|Waist||28-29 / 71-74||30-32 / 76-81||34-36 / 86-91||38-40 / 96-102||41-42 / 104-107|
|Inside leg||31 / 79||32 / 81||33 / 84||34 / 86||34 / 86|
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Waist||28 / 71||30 / 76||32 / 81||34 / 86||36 / 91||38 / 96||40 / 102|
|Inseam (Short)||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||30 / 76||n/a / n/a|
|Inseam (Regular)||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81|
|Inseam (Long)||n/a / n/a||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86||34 / 86|
|Small||4 - 6 1/2||3 - 5 1/2||36 - 39|
|Medium||7 - 9 1/2||6 - 8 1/2||39.5 - 42.5|
|Large||10 - 12 1/2||9 - 11 1/2||43 - 46|
|X-Large||13 - 15 1/2||12 - 14 1/2||46.5 - 49.5|
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Chest||32-33 / 81-84||34-35 / 86-89||36-37 / 91-94||38-40 / 96-102||41-43 / 104-109|
|Sleeve||29-29.5 / 74-75||30-30.5 / 76-77||31-31.5 / 79-80||32-32.5 / 81-82||33-33.5 / 84-85|
|Waist||25-26 / 64-66||27-28 / 69-71||29-30 / 74-76||31-33 / 79-84||34-36 / 86-91|
|Hip||34-35 / 86-89||36-37 / 91-94||38-39 / 96-99||40-42 / 102-107||43-45 / 109-114|
|Inseam||31 / 79||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||33 / 84|
|in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm||in / cm|
|Waist||26 / 66||27 / 69||28 / 71||29 / 74||30 / 76||32 / 81||33 / 84||36 / 91|
|Inseam||31 / 79||31.5 / 89||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32 / 81||32.5 / 82||33 / 84|
|Small||4 1/2 - 6||3 - 4 1/2||35.5 - 37.5|
|Medium||6 1/2 - 8||5 - 6 1/2||38 - 40|
|Large||8 1/2 - 10||7 - 8 1/2||40.5 - 42.5|
|X-Large||10 1/2 - 12||9 - 10 1/2||43 - 45|
4.7 out of 5
Great Transition Shoe
April 24, 2011
If you are thinking about transitioning to a more minimalist/barefoot style of running then this is the perfect shoe. Zero drop heal to toe, light weight, large toe box and a great quality shoe that will last you a long time. This is my go to shoe for trails or even street running, though I like to wear racing flats for those occasions. You won't regret your purchase.Pros: light, zero heal to toe drop, big toe box
Best Running shoes ever
June 05, 2011
Ive had the shoes a little over a week now and already run a good 50 miles in them. They are very comfortable when running with out socks on and the sock liner hasn't given me and blisters yet. The sole has great traction on it especially in softer trails. Overall a great shoe and I wouldn't hesitate to buy 10 more pairs.Pros: vibram sole, sock liner, looks, comfort
February 18, 2011
Merrell pretty much hit it out of the park with this shoe. My toes thank you. Having a toe box opens up a lot of routes I won't do in VFF. Ride as well on the road as they do on the trail. Fit true to size.
April 07, 2011
This shoe is perfect for trailrunners who want to get very close to running barefoot. Posesses a minimalistic design, but very durable Vibram sole. Be sure to ease your way into running with these. The first time I used them I ran my normal trail. The next day I was very sore!!
Very comfortable, like fast slippers
February 18, 2011
In the last week, I've run in my trail gloves on trails and roads, and through snow, mud, and wet grass. They are exceptionally comfortable, dry very quickly and have decent traction on most surfaces (I feel a little insecure on wet rocks and similar smooth wet surfaces). The zero-drop heel is wonderful (if you like to run on your mid or forefoot), and the very light weight is joyful. The large toe box allows your toes to splay out, but the glove like fit around the mid-foot and heel keeps the shoes firmly in place (its like a gentle hug around the back two-thirds of your foot). The shoes are so comfortable to walk around in, that I don't want to take them off after a run. I would give five-stars, except for the toe-claws. The ends of these shoes are equipped with very pronounced and protruding cleats. I find that on hard surfaces (roads, sidewalks, hard trails) these claws ram into my toes (this happens, because the sole is so thin and flexible that when the cleats hit the ground they just drive up into the toes). In my one-week trial I haven't had any bruising, but I haven't run very far, either (no more than 5k at any time). I am somewhat concerned that over 10k or more distances it could really begin to hurt. OR, it could be the sort of thing that I stop noticing........Pros: excellent minimalist shoe, light weight, comfort, Cons: toe claws
Great Shoes Esp. for First Time Minimalist
September 07, 2011
This is my first pair of minimalist shoes and I've put about 20 miles on them now. They feel great. I went straight from my Mizuno Wave Rider 13s to these with hardly any more complications than switching running shoes normally involves. If you weren't a mid/fore foot striker before I'd definitely suggest giving your calves some time to adjust. I haven't experienced the the initial foot pain others have described, but I'm also the distant relative of a primate. The first thing I noticed on most reviews was the varied sizing suggestions. I wear a 9.5 and bought a 9. Going down a half size was probably a mistake. My big toes are right on the cusp of being too close to the toe of the shoe. Otherwise the shoe fits great (heel/arch/ball).
Fit like a glove
February 09, 2012
The toebox is the perfect width and the shoe overall fits perfectly. I wear size 15 (6'8" and 270 lbs), so getting a shoe that fits this well is quite difficult. The shoe also looks great. Running in the shoe is a delight, it is so light that it is easy to forget that it is there.Pros: fit, look, weight
Possibly My Favorite Thing I Ever Put On My Feet
September 20, 2012
What a fun shoe! It delivers on its promise to help you connect to the terrain. It immediately brought a couple of stride issues to my attention; issues that have been causing me problems but remained below my consciousness with other shoes. Thanks Merrel! Sizing was accurate and construction is tops.
best minimalist shoe
March 10, 2011
The Merrell Trail Gloves are everything my Five Fingers aren't and more! I always felt the FF constricted the splaying of the toes. The toe box in the barefoot shoe is huge, so the toes can spread out as they wish without fighting the shoe. The sole seems a bit thicker, which for me is a good thing. You don't have less feel for the ground, but the treads on the Barefoot give it a more comfortable ride. The interior is a little more comfortable for sockless wear. The lacing system is innovative and allows you to snug the shoes up nicely. I LOVE the Trail Gloves.
Excellent barefoot style
October 19, 2013
These are now the only shoes I wear when running outside. Admittedly it takes a little getting used to at first, I went cold turkey from your standard Neekay cross trainers. Very little, if any, cushion is not a problem when running on trails/grass/dirt, I never run on concrete anymore, bad knees. Wear sans socks, and seem to fit true to size, though maybe if you're not accustomed to wearing shoes where your toes are right up on the toe box go 1/2 size smaller. Anyways, great shoes, very durable, you won't regret purchase if you are taking the plunge to minimalist style.Pros: fit great, durable, easy to clean
March 28, 2011
This is my first barefoot-style shoe and it has met expectations so far. As other reviewers point out, the style isn't too extreme to wear around, but the experience of wearing and running is definitely different. After a couple of days taking it easy and staying local, I went back to running the usual routes with reasonable confidence. The sizing was about right. I'm 5-4 and 155lbs and usually wear an 8D, sometimes an 8.5D. For these I ordered an 8 and the length and width were fine. I could see considering sizing up half size if I was a more aggressive on the steep slopes maybe, but I have no complaints.
November 16, 2011
These are great. It takes a little while to get used to them if you are not a barefooter already. They get a little stinky but are machine washable. I have thrown mine in the washer many times with no problems.Pros: really good
May 11, 2011
This is the shoe I've been looking for. Minimalist style, but cool enough to walk around in...was running in Nike Frees but those obviously still had too much support and cushioning...these are as close as i have come to running barefoot in a shoe. (no, i have not tried the Vibram 5 Fingers...but the Merrell's i bought do have a Vibram sole.) So, get these...they're a blast to run in, and feel great just bumming around in as a pedestrian.
August 07, 2011
This is my first pair of "barefoot" shoes. I thought the 5-fingers toe shoes looked silly so I decided to try these. I have lower back issues and I had heard barefoot shoes were more natural for posture. I wear them to the gym and everywhere on my days off work. I must say it took me awhile to get used to wearing shoes that dont feel like shoes (no cushioning) and Iwanted to wait a few months to see how they would hold up and they seem to be holding up well. I had to learn how to walk-run-jog on the ball of my feet as opposed to heel-toe like with normal running shoes.
Well worth every dollar
June 17, 2011
I wanted to give the "Barefoot" trend a go, and I'm glad I did. I do alot of running and speed/agility work for hockey training on all types of surfaces. No shoe has held up better to tough transitioning and traction control than these. They literally feel as if they're an extension of your foot, but provide optimum comfort and traction as well. Highly recommend these! Well done Merrell
May 29, 2011
Great flexible vibram sole and flexible upper. Great shoe for running and everyday wear. Plan to get more colors! ran a little big for my husband and true to size for me.
merrell trail glove
August 29, 2011
Great shoes. These are my first barefoot shoes and I love them. The order arrived on time and a good 15 or so dollars cheaper than any other website. Two of my friends also just got these shoes and they feel the same way.
August 06, 2011
Excellent shoe. Lite and comfortable. Purchased shoe for moderate trail hiking/running. Offers good protection while maintaining barefoot feel. Lives up to Merril standards.
Better than expected
March 12, 2011
I purchased these after a friend recommended them and love them. I did order them 1/2 size smaller as I saw they run a tad large and to get the true feeling out of them it is recommended (11 normally-10.5 in these). I am still acclimating to the barefoot shoe experience but have to say these are my first choice when heading out the door. Great fit/feel and feels like slipper with traction-comfy. Will be ordering another pair.
Good, and looking forward to really breaking in.
June 05, 2011
They are not kidding when they say you need to ease into using these. Great protection with the Vibram soles, but your arches feel engaged as soon as you step in. I went 1/2 size down and it fits like great. Reminds me of wearing soccer cleats, just enough to get foot in...once in you forget you have them on. I have a fairly wide forefoot, have trouble with a lot of narrow brands but this pair fit great. Will take my time and build up some time in these. When i do, to the trails i go!Pros: comfort, style, Cons: Cost
Incredible shoes, my feet are happy!
July 15, 2011
This is the first pair of Barefoot shoes I've ever ordered, and once I put them on I knew I was never going back. Lightweight, extremely comfortable, and the toe box is a great addition to a wonderful shoe. I was skeptical of the olympic color (blue) but they are pretty sick! The only thing to watch out for is sizing...I usually wear a 9-9.5 in mens, but I ordered a 8.5 in these and they fit PERFECT. Make sure to measure your foot from heel to the tip of your big toe in cm. (Inchesx2.54cm=...) Then you will find the TRUE fit and there shouldn't be an issue.
Great minimalist shoe, compared to VFF
February 25, 2011
This is a very nice minimalist shoe, not too far off from the benefits of the vibram five fingers--the comparison/contrast the purchaser might be interested to know about. The Trail Glove size runs just a little long in my case, but the slight extra room in front of my toes is comfortable, especially on decline; my feet are 11 in, and I bought size 45 Euro. This is in contrast to the VFF KSO, for which I'm perfectly fitted with a 43 Euro. By comparison with the VFF, the Trail Glove has a thicker sole, and a little loss in sensitivity is the result. But the extra padding is nice on the rocky trail, and the design of the sole still discourages heal-striking. The one draw back is how dirty these shoes got on the inside after my first outing on the trail. The top above the toes seems to let in finer particles and doesn't "keep stuff out" as effectively as the KSOs. Nevertheless, this is a great shoe for the minimalist-minded trail traveler, and I would buy this product again.
February 23, 2011
They seem to be of good quality. Sadly, I have not yet run in them because they are too big. I usually wear a 10 or a 10.5. I bought a 9.5. Waiting on the 9s. . .
So far so good!
June 06, 2011
Just received these a week ago- haven't taken them on the trail but have worn them around town quite a bit. They take a little getting used to- they just feel very different from my usual footwear. But I love the way they fit my feet (I have fairly wide feet but with the adjustable laces the fit is great in the midfoot and heel) and the room they give in the toebox. My only concern is whether they'll hold up over time- looking forward to putting them to many tests.Pros: lightweight
Extremely happy with the shoes!
February 18, 2011
**Before I start the review, these shoes do size on the big side. Measure your foot, while putting weight on it, from the back of your heel bone, to the end of your big toe. Measure in cm (inches x2.54), and then look at the Trail Glove sizing chart to find your size. I'm normally a 10-10.5, but my foot measured at 27.3cm so I was a 9 1/2 in these. They fit perfectly. Right when i picked up the box i knew these shoes were something special. They weigh nothing! The blue looks WAY better in real life then it does in pictures, in my opinion. I was a little worried that i was going to wish i had gotten the black/yellow version, but i am very happy with my choice. The toe box is very wide and it allows for full splaying of your toes. It's very interesting how they feel on, they are nice and snug around your heel, arch, and the top of your foot, but very roomy in the toes. The inside of the shoe is made of a very soft, slick material that seems like it will really hold up well even if your feet get very sweaty. Also, the upper material is very breathable. I am used to Vibram Five-Fingers, so the ground feel isn't quite as good as say the Kso Treks. This is due to the added 4mm EVA midsole. The extra thickness is hardly noticeable on trails though. In fact, it really helps when you are running on trails that have a lot of rocks. I have already read reviews where people have ran 300+ miles in them and they aren't showing any signs of wear, and they become even more comfortable once broken in. Overall I am very happy with these shoes, I am looking forward to buying more Merrell Barefoot shoes in the future (I have seen that they are working on a waterproof, Gore-tex version hopefully available in fall 2011.)Pros: comfortable, look great, very light weight, wide toe box, zero heel-toe drop, very breathable
So far so good!
June 06, 2011
Just received these a week ago- haven't taken them on the trail but have worn them around town quite a bit. They take a little getting used to- they just feel very different from my usual footwear. But I love the way they fit my feet (I have fairly wide feet but with the adjustable laces the fit is great in the midfoot and heel) and the room they give in the toebox. My only concern is whether they'll hold up over time- looking forward to putting them to many tests.Pros: good traction
Excellent minimalist trail running shoe
March 15, 2011
This shoe is merrill's "barefoot" style minimalist running shoe. This model is a trail runner with adequate tread for off road use. It has a very wide toe box, allowing a "barefoot' feel to it. It is not as padded feeling as a Nike free 5.0 shoe, but seems much more "barefoot-like" to me...closer to a vibram five finger. In fact, that's not a bad description...it's like a cross between a Nike free and a Vibram five fingers. I like it so far and recommend it.
The best overall shoe
June 25, 2011
These shoes are fantastic for running, weight lifting, box jumps, double unders and anything else you could think of without having to change depending on the workout. I do wear thin socks with them and it doesn't affect sizing. I'd tell anyone to buy them for their versitility!Pros: light weight, full support for anything, thin, Cons: i'd wear thin socks
A MUST Have!
June 07, 2011
This is my second pair of Merrell Barefoot series shoes. My first pair were the Tough Gloves. After only putting 26 miles on my Tough Gloves, I felt the need to start obtaining more styles. My wife has the Trail Gloves and they are sharp looking (yes, she wears mens shoes - she came from a family of circus attractions...haha!). She loves them enough to convince me to buy a pair. Again, same with the Tough Glove, I wear a 10.5 in Nike Shox and I wear a 10 in these Trail Gloves. Even with a running sock. I found that the Tough Glove looks fine aesthetically when running or casually in pants, but, should I find myself going around town casually in shorts, the all leather Tough Glove presents an ensemble disaster. The athletic appearance of the Trail Glove to me is more desirable for wearing when I am not running - all the while, I have a second pair of running shoes. Lastly, the sole of the Trail Gloves are 12mm front and 12mm back - 0 heel rise = perfect. 12mm is equivalent to .47" (less than 1/2 inch) The VFF KSO are 8mm I believe. The VFF Bikilas are 7mm. This is a difference of only 4mm-5mm, which is only a fraction over 1/8 of an inch. I say this because I have read, "Merrell's soles are too thick and the VFF's are more true Minimalist..." The difference is ever so slight and negligible in my opinion. Shipping from Altrec was extremely fast and I will most definitely be purchasing from Altrec in the future.Pros: very snug lacing system
Great product minor flaws
February 25, 2011
Overall these shoes have been amazing. I average 4-6 miles a day in V5F Bikilas and there's was absolutely no transition period; I opened the box and took them on a 6 mile trail run. Pros: good-great ground feel. A little less than V5F and certainly a lot less than barefoot, but perfect for road/trail areas that require a little padding for that rock or stump you didn't see. They look great. Lace system allows great fit variety from super tight for sprinting to loose and comfy for wearing with jeans. Sole is holding up great after the first hundred or so miles. Cons: some of the interior lining shredded after the first ten miles. It didn't have any affect on fit or feel but for a hundred plus dollars it's a little disconcerting. The biggest problem is a rough patch of stitching where the tounge meets the lacing on top of the big toe joint which caused a blister. Also, plan on sizing down a half to full size what you normally wear.Pros: good-great ground feel, they look great, durable sole, super light, flexible lacing system, roomy toe box, Cons: sized .5-1 full sizes big, one rough stitch patch
Only shoes I wear
March 12, 2013
Shoes are absolutely the best I've worn. I wish they would last a little longer, but I have always had issues running and my feet hurting later. These have completely stopped that because now my feel down roll out as they do with big padded shoes like what a nike would feel like.Pros: comfort, Cons: longevity
Great for trails
February 23, 2011
I've been waiting for a shoe like this for a long time. Really outstanding on trails - from rough and technical to smoother singletrack. Excellent stability, traction, and just enough protection. I haven't gone farther than 10 miles yet, so I don't know how well the lack of cushion will work for longer distances. I've done one road run in these and probably won't do it again. It would be great if Merrell would produce a road-specific version with a less gnarly sole and lighter upper. I was under the impression that the True Glove was supposed to fill that role, but it seems to have the same sole as the Trail Glove and weighs more. As others have said, these shoes run a bit large.Pros: light weight, low profile, zero drop, wide forefoot, flexible upper, Cons: sized large, not great for pavement
Alternative to Fivefingers
June 15, 2011
The trail glove is the best true minimalist trail shoe I have ever worn! The functional characteristics of this shoe are as close to perfect as a shoe can probably get. Street or trail, these are excellent for all terrain. The toe box is quite large. 1/2 smaller than I typically purchase. I also wear these at my standing job. They have nearly reversed my pain from plantar fasciitis.
August 01, 2011
My wife has been using a pair of Five Finger shoes from Vibram for a while now and saw these and really liked them, so we both thought that we could give them a try. She loves this shoe and feels like it has a bit more protection, a bit of a thicker sole than her VFF shoes, so there is that to consider whether that is a desirable aspect for you or not. I have been using some lightweight trail running shoes and for most of the last year have been running on the balls of my feet in an effort to transition to barefoot style running, and plan to try these shoes for running, but I like them for backpacking. Because of their construction, and how lightweight they are, they make for a great back up shoe for hiking, significantly, I used them yesterday for a difficult river crossing. So for difficult water crossings (Cascade mountains in Washington State) and possibly a camp shoe to put on after a long day, these seem like a good shoe. I'll see how they are for running. Personally I like that they have a sole which offers good protection from underfoot and the traction and fit of the shoe is remarkable. They are very comfortable. I typically wear a 9-9.5 and I like the 9.5 in these as there is enough room for a medium weight sock if I desire and they stay perfectly snug without socks as well.Pros: lightweight, Cons: expensive
Comfortable and Light
July 24, 2013
These shoes are amazing. They are lightweight and can be worn with or without socks. Perfect for camping. The shoes dry out quickly when I get in and out of the water. I wear a 13.5 shoe, got the 13 and they fit great.Pros: light weight, quick drying, great for camping
March 21, 2012
Merrell is really on to something with their barefoot running shoes and sneakers. I really am more of a fast walker than a runner and my course is Central Park. Their footware design has taken alot of stress off both my back and knees.
Still getting used to it
October 14, 2011
Bought these, like a lot of people I suspect, after wearing and really liking Vibram FFs, but wanting something a bit more traditional looking. Out of the box, I think the FFs a more comfortable, but these are still pretty good. I think they're also a great travel show, given how light and flexible they are. I'm currently on a long motorcycle trip in Africa and these are the only shoes I've brought, aside from my riding boots, so they will see a lot of use. More protective than the FFs, but the toe box does take some getting use to as my toes scrape the top of the shoe. For that reason, I pref to wear light socks with these shoes whereas I prefer to go barefoot in the FFs. Ultimately, I prefer the FFs, but think these will be 90% as good, while looking 100% like a normal shoe.
luv merrell barefoot shoes
November 05, 2012
These are my 2nd pair. I love the feel of these shoes even though it makes me feel shorter. I like them so much that I have also purchase the tough glove and am planning on purchasing the slip on ones for casual events.
great minimalist shoe
March 23, 2011
I have only had them for just over a week but they are everything I had hoped for and more. Took just a couple of days to break them in so they feel right for road running. The shoe fits snug but not tight around midfoot with a big toebox to allow for toe splay. I haven't had too much trail opportunities since the Michigan weather has been in thaw after a long winter so trails are very muddy and the cold has returned. Felt great on the one semi-solid trail run, cleats in front gave great traction. They look normal enough to wear out casually and feel fine to walk in. I am thinking of getting the Tough Glove for casual wear as well. I even used them on mountain bike and the cleats locked in the toe clips nicely. I did buy a half size down as I had read they are sized larger and got a perfect fit.
these shoes are a great idea
October 30, 2012
the whole 'barefoot' idea was new to me. it works. no more orthotics like i have to use in all my other shoes. the Merrells are super comfortable and are true to the size your foot measures. next up is a pair of Merrell barefoot leather shoes.
Great All-Around Minimalist Trail Shoe
February 22, 2011
The Trail Glove kind of flew under the radar for me, being overshadowed by the New Balance Minimus in the media. Therefore, it caught me by surprise when it was released to very positive marks from many of the media/blog outlets that I frequent. I've since used the trail glove in a couple of muddy runs in the Pacific Northwest and can say that Merrell got many things right: 1. Great zero-drop (no difference in height from heel to forefoot), lightweight shoe. 2. Very good sole from Vibram that is light, flexible and yet provides good traction. 3. The interior is relatively stitch free and provides a good sock-like feel as well as providing good room in the forefoot for the toes to splay and move freely. Unknowns: Durability...Merrell and Vibram both have good reputations for their respective product, so I expect good things, but haven't put the time in to insure they are able to withstand the abuse of long--term trail usePros: lightweight
June 05, 2011
Would like to see the price drop. Merrell Trail Glove is a good product, but is a bit pricey. It should be priced at $60. The shoe does fit half-to-one size up. I am US 11 for regular shoes. Bought 10.5, but 10 would be ideal for sockless fit.
February 22, 2012
This is actually my 2nd pair of trail gloves. I bought a pair a few weeks ago and had been wearing them all day. I decided to get a 2nd pair specifically for trail running because they're so comfortable. These shoes weigh almost nothing, fit nicely, and when you're out on the trails, you can feel everything beneath your feet without worrying about cutting your foot open on a sharp rock or something.
Great Shoes - Great Option to Five Fingers
March 21, 2011
I wear a size 10, but I ordered these in a 9.5 and they fit with a little bit of extra room in the toe box. I think a size 9 would be too small. The lacing system works great, so they're very secure on my feet. I also use Five Fingers (FF), and I agree these don't get the strange looks I get when wearing my FFs. There's more sole to these than the FFs, but I've often wanted more protection on trails than the FFs provide. Very light weight and breathe well. I'm very pleased with the product. I think Merrell hit a home run with these. They are very versatile. I'm a happy customer.Pros: quality, lacing system, comfort, appearance
Excellent barefoot running shoes
August 15, 2011
So far I really like my Merrell Trail Glove shoes. I ordered the same size shoe as I wear in Asics traditional running shoes. The shoes fit great and feel good without wearing socks. They look good on your feet and look more like a traditional shoe than the Vibram 5 Fingers. Since this shoe is designed for barefoot running they are very light and it feels like there's nothing on your feet. I've been slowly working my mileage back up, and am now about 50% barefoot running with my Merrell shoes and 50% running with my old Asics. I can already tell that my stride is improving with these shoes.
Merrell Shoes Men's Trail Glove Barefoot Running S
June 11, 2011
I started barefoot style running 6 months ago with the VFF shoes. I liked it but shoe would slip on my heel. I had to put band aids on my heels before my 3 to 4 mile runs. I have had the Merrell Trail Gloves for a little over a week now and all I can say is wow, what an improvement. No heel slip, easy to put on. The lacing is in the right place to make the shoe fit without being too tight. You also do not get all the strange looks and question about those funny looking shoes. The shoe did size like other reviewers said. I wear a 9 but ordered an 8.5, fit great. The toe area will be pretty open and roomy so your toes can spread out. I will be ordering more of the Merrell products.Pros: good fit, looks good, wears great
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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10, size 10.5, size 11, size 11.5, size 12, size 12.5, size 13, size 14, size 15 and size 16: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15, 16.