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Merrell Trail Glove Barefoot Trail Running Shoes - Minimalist (For Men)

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About Merrell Trail Glove Barefoot Trail Running Shoes - Minimalist (For Men)

Closeouts. Runner's World Magazine's pick for "Best Debut" for 2011, Merrell's Barefoot Trail Glove trail running shoes offer exceptional flexibility and support from the glove-like fit of an ultralight upper. These also latch to dynamic trail surfaces with a responsive Vibram® Trail Glove TC-1 rubber compound outsole.


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

  • Non-Waterproof
  • Upper: Synthetic leather and mesh
  • Lining: Mesh
  • Midsole: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Outsole: Rubber
  • Weight (pair): 14.4 oz.
  • Made in China
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  • US shipments only


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4.530612 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 98 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by JT from Florida on Friday, December 27, 2013
I have been using these shoes for a couple of years for running. As they are a 0-rise shoe, I use a minimalist (barefoot running) type of stride to which I had to initially and gradually adjust in order to get up to the higher mileage (4-5 miles for me). I started out in Vibram 5 Fingers and will ... Read More
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  • Reviewed by SSFTR from New York on Monday, December 15, 2014
    Seemed like a good shoe, but they're shorter than any other merrell shoe I've worn. I can pretty confidently wear a 10 of the rack, but these shoes were short. I had to return them, I would have ordered the next size up, but STP was sold out of that size already.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Scout from Houston on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Finding a good fitting shoe is like playing a game of Goldilocks. Too narrow, too squishy, too stiff, not enough arch support, or Just Plain Ugly. These are light, flexible, just the right amount of cushion to protect the tender parts of your foot. The toe box is roomy, no crunched toe nails. The Vibram sole takes a lot of abuse whether you're running, hiking or chasing a kid through the mall. They stay grippy in the wet too. They are a little thin for walking/running on gravel, you'll feel every stone. I use them as my daily shoe, have used them as my running shoes and even did some trial hiking with them a few times. I've lost track of how many pairs I've worn out over the last couple years. Sizing is close but very consistent, I buy a half size larger than my typical casual shoe.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jake from Western New York AND Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 28, 2014
    This is the shoe that converted me. I thought about getting the 5-finger but that shoe only works if your toes fit it perfectly. This shoe has the same effect with a wide toe-box without the individual toes. I love it. I wore through my previous pair (it quickly became the only shoe I wore). There are some small changes but I still love my new pair. Only problem is hiking with it over smooth-wet rocks. It is more slippery than my conventional hiking shoe. Having said that I wear it all the time in the city and on my last trip I didn't even bring by hiking boots.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by mkan from Colorado on Monday, September 22, 2014
    I purchased some Merrell mocs and loved the barefoot feel, so I decided to get some regular running shoes. Both are primarily for everyday use. The mocs have a really comfortable fit. Unfortunately, the trail shoes don't fit so well. The inside part of the ankle opening seems to be too big so there is a fairly large opening when I stand. It's weird, I've never had that happen before. Also the laces attach to a mechanism that pulls down on the tongue. This provides a nice tight fit, but at the cost of flexibility.

    The construction of the shoe is first rate, and I really like the Vibram outsole.

    I also noticed that both of my Merrell barefoot shoes seem to run a bit big compared to other running shoes.
  • Reviewed by Anonymous from Colorado on Friday, September 12, 2014
    Best shoes I have ever owned. I have had a pair for a year and put many many miles on them. I tried to use a traditional pair of running shoes a few days ago, and I don't think I could go back. I bought two more pairs of this shoe because I like them so much and I want backups for when I wear my first pair out!

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  • “bonjour
    j'habite en France
    je souhaite savoir si vous expédiez vers la France et si oui quels sont les couts d'envoi en supplément?
    je chausse du 42, cela correspond bien à la taille 8?
    Asked by le pyrénéen from france on 5/11/2014 1:43:45 AM
    • Oui, nous faisons navire de France. Il ya un lien pour l'expédition au fond de notre page web. Le prix de l'expédition dépend du dollar totale monter pour votre commande. Nous ne gérons pas l'un des droits de douane ou, vous pourriez être tenu de payer les à la livraison. Nous ne savons pas ce qu'ils seront avant la main.
      La ligne Q & A est conçu pour être utilisé pour des questions sur des produits spécifiques, et peuvent prendre jusqu'à 72 heures ou plus pour une réponse. Pour un service plus immédiat s'il vous plaît diriger toutes les autres questions, y compris commande et d'expédition des questions au service client via en ligne 24/7 chat en ligne, par e-mail:
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      Answered on 5/20/2014 4:49:02 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
  • “Do these run "true to size"? (I'm an 11) I have merrell barefoot access which is very roomy in the toe box and would love to try these.”
    Asked by MrPrytania from Chicago on 3/4/2014 5:27:42 PM
    • I am an 11 too. Normal width. Yes, the toe box is roomy. I tried on the NB Minimus and my fore foot and toes felt cramped. Love the open toe feeling with the Trail Glove. The TG holds your foot and lets the toes do what they do. Awesome shoe.
      Answered on 3/5/2014 1:32:08 AM by Chris from Maui
  • “I want to get these shoes but am unsure about the size. I've tried on a size 12 and my toes are close enough to the end there isn't a thumbs width but still super comfortable. So...should I go with a 12 or a 13...I would go for a 12.5 if they had but it, no 12.5. ”
    Asked by Tom from Northern Utah on 3/19/2013 10:55:03 PM
    • I think the size 12 should work.
      Answered on 3/20/2013 3:00:56 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Do you wear socks with this shoe?”
    Asked by active family from Billings, MT on 6/24/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • I don't wear socks with these shoes. If you do, wear very thin socks.
      Answered on 7/9/2012 12:00:00 AM by Outdoor enthusiast from MA

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.