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Merrell Wins Runner's World Best Debut Award
Here at Merrell, we’ve been lucky enough to win awards for our footwear in the past. We get very excited when our shoes and clothing make gear guides or get recognition from somewhere that our products stood out about the rest. Recently, we received word that the Merrell Trail Glove and Pace Glove were given the honor of the Best Debut award from Runner’s World for their Trail Guide issue. Needless to say, we were psyched, honored, humbled and proud. Really, really proud.
Bill Dodge, VP of Product Development for Merrell, summed it up best when he said “We are thrilled with this honor from Runner’s World. From design to development to testing we have put a lot of time, energy and heart into the Merrell Barefoot program. From marketing our focus has been on education, our barefoot microsite and our new iPhone training app, all of which provide people with the proper information to get the best start in barefoot shoes. We hope our barefoot program will inspire more people to get outside.”
Bill hit the nail on the head. We’ve worked really hard to bring you a Barefoot collection that really stands out above the rest. We’ve stayed true to barefoot running by making a shoe with a zero degree drop, giving you the nearest experience to actually being barefoot, without having to worry about a stick impaling your big toe.
To receive such an award from Runner’s World for our Barefoot collection debut is a great honor. And it makes us that much more excited to continue bringing quality Barefoot shoes to the market. So what are you waiting for? Grab your Trail Glove or Pace Glove and get started on your Barefoot adventure!