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Merrell Sonic Glove Barefoot Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

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About Merrell Sonic Glove Barefoot Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

Closeouts. Merrell’s Sonic Glove barefoot trail running shoes have a Vibram® outsole and minimal cushioning underfoot to give you a close-to-the-ground experience that connects you to any terrain.


Specs about Merrell Sonic Glove Barefoot Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

  • Non-Waterproof
  • Upper: Synthetic leather and textile
  • Lining: Textile
  • Midsole: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber
  • Weight (pair): 14.8 oz.
  • Made in China
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  • US shipments only


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4.373493 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 83 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Old Ed from Pgh... Go Pens !! on Thursday, March 28, 2013
Fantastic running shoe without all the bulk.
Gives you that grip to the road like a nice set of high performance tires.
The deals here are great.
Got these babies for half price after applying the coupon I was emailed
I love them so much I ordered a second pair after just one test run.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by MrPrytania from Chicago on Monday, November 10, 2014
    I've been buying and running in every brand of Merrells on STP because they are so much fun (and wear out pretty fast.) These Soc Gloves feel a bit longer than the trail gloves I've been using. Since I like to use these for cross training, gym classes and weight lifting I'm not as much a fan of the extra length. That wouldn't matter at all if I used them only for running. These have a bit more fabric than the usual Merrells so I'm hoping that as the temp drops they will stay warmer. These also have nearly no cushioning so you have to be completely bought into the barefoot thing. I like 4mm of cushioning for just a taste of protection but that is me. Overall these are nice and have good look. If you're just running in them you can buy them w/o reservation.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Black Hills Baby from South Dakota on Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    I love trail running in these. They are comfortable to wear as every-day shoes as well, as long as you don't have to take them off and put them on a lot. They are kind of difficult to put on, especially if you have been wearing them recently and have sweaty feet. Also, they run about half a size too big, even though I got my normal size for shoes.

    Other than those two minor complaints, they work great, and I think they will last me a long time too!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Well-balanced from Midwestern U.S. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    I got these shoes because I read that shoes with too-thick soles can cause you to be less balanced. Why? Because you need to be able to feel the ground in order to deftly keep your balance. I do a lot of active things that require quick balance and found sometimes that my thick soled shoes got in the way. The other advantage is that if you have narrow stairs these make it easier to go up and down them quickly. I do have thin orthotics that I wear sometimes and they fit fine in these shoes, that have a decently wide toebox. I'm a woman and they fit me fine. I have big feet and so frequently buy men's shoes because they fit better, though not all of them do. I don't do running in them, though. I guess the glowing green color is to help with running visibility, but I'm not keen on this color. Wish they'd make these kinds of shoes in regular neutral colors. Who want's to have your feet be the center of attention? I didn't take a star off for this, though I considered it.
  • Reviewed by cfvickers from Arkansas on Monday, June 16, 2014
    I love these shoes, but if you normally wear a medium width shoe, these may be a little tight across the mid section and they don't stretch out much because of the material used in this one. I normally wear a 9.5 M but needed a 10 M in these. I bought mine at a local store, not Sierra, so was able to try them on first, and glad I did. Otherwise they are lightweight and very comfortable and allow you to feel the surface beneath your feet making them great for trails and occasional climbing.
  • Reviewed by AZDweller from Arizona on Saturday, June 7, 2014
    My go-to workout shoe. I can't get enough of these for all my every day activities up to and including my workouts, which range from lifting to cardio to fighting to cross-fit styles. I do like them with a pair of ultra-thin liner socks, but they go either way. Unlike some Merrell glove lines, these actually give a fair amount of room in the toe box for a medium width foot. It's all the benefit of going barefoot without tearing up your feet and smashing your toes.

    I'm truly a convert from traditional running shoes. Love the simplicity and absence of bulk. There's no cushioning here, once your lower extremity muscles are adapted, these are as all-day comfortable as a top of the line pair of cowboy boots. Just perfect.

Question & Answer

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  • “do people tend to prefer this shoe, like most running shoes, in a 1/2 size larger or do they buy them actual sized?”
    Asked by WV golfer from Charleston, wv on 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • According to our fit models these shoes are running true to size and width. Order the size you normally order.
      Answered on 12/10/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “It is said that it was only US shipped. Can this be delivered to Australia since the price is AUD? I really like it, but I live in Australia.”
    Asked by Hana from Newcastle, Australia on 11/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • Item 4847V •US shipments only
      Answered on 11/28/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Lee from Sierra Trading Post
  • “How do I order 3 pairs of Merrell glove trainers in 2 different sizes? And all the discounts and free shipping.”
    Asked by Ken from Oakland ca on 11/6/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • For this type of question it would be best to contact our customer service directly either by phone (1-800-713-4543) or live chat.
      Answered on 11/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
  • “Are they true to size”
    Asked by Becky from Las Vegas, Nevada on 11/6/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • According to our fit models these shoes are running true to size and width.
      Answered on 11/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Do these shoes run true to size or do they run 1/2 size small?”
    Asked by Matt from Unknown on 10/7/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • According to our fit models they run true to size.
      Answered on 10/10/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post

About Merrell

The story of Merrell boots all started with a guy named Randy Merrell, who began handcrafting leather hiking boots back in 1981, shortly after graduating from industrial shoemaking school. By the mid-80s, Randy’s boots had already gained critical acclaim before being named “best boots in the world” by Backpacker Magazine. The next decade saw the arrival of new footwear, including the ever-popular Jungle Moc, which helped launch the after-sport category. Today, Merrell hiking boots, running shoes and sneakers are still among the best on the market, always combining the newest technology, innovative designs and outstanding comfort. Whether you hike, run, walk or just appreciate high-quality shoes and boots, we’re confident that you’ll love Merrell shoes.