Make the Switch to Merrell Bareform


  • Opens your chest to make it easier to breath
  • Helps relax your body
  • Creates focus on muscles in your core


  • Spread out the absorption of the energy your body creates vs. focusing it all in your heel
  • Greater stability and balance in movement
  • Natural way your foot was meant to land


  • Faster cadence prevents over striding
  • More efficient. Smaller, shorter strides conserve energy
  • Uses the body's natural propulsion system (ligament, tendons) to power you forward

What People Are Saying

  • Get the Merrell Barefoot Training Plan
    Don't have an iPhone? Download a PDF version of the Barefoot Challenge App, featuring all the tips and training you need to get started.
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  • Christopher McDougall
    In his international best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall investigates Mexico's Tarahumara Indians to learn the secret behind their ability to run long...
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  • Get the Merrell Barefoot Playlist
    One of the keys to mastering Barefoot is cadence. Run at 180 steps per minute with the help of our 180-beat-per-minute playlist
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  • Dan Lieberman
    Dr. Daniel Lieberman, of Harvard University combines experimental biology and paleontology to discover why the human body looks and...
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  • The New York Times
    "Are We Built to Run Barefoot?" Read the full article discussing the merits of going Barefoot running.
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  • Competitors
    The online source for active lifestyle features our very own Jason Robillard
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  • The Wall Street Journal
    Read "Is Barefoot Better?" to learn why some athletes believe running barefoot is beneficial to their performance.
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    See what North Carolin's older newspaper reports about going Barefoot.
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  • Runner's World Best Debut
    Merrell Barefoot (Trail and Pace Glove) name Best Debut by Runner's World Magazine, April 2011.
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  • Shape Winners Shoe Awards 2011
    Shape magazine names Merrell's Barefoot Pace Glove the best trail running shoe.
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  • National Geographic Gear of the Year
    The Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove is honored by National Geographic as the best minimalist shoe.
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