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Men's Barefoot Run Vapor Glove



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Give your feet a breath of fresh air on the run with the barefoot breathability of our Vapor Glove. Zero drop cushioning lands your foot pancake flat for full ground contact, merged with its all mesh upper (washable!) that molds to your foot while ventilating heat and moisture.

• Barefoot construction
• Breathable mesh upper
• External TPU heel sling for contoured support
• M-Select FRESH naturally prevents odor before it starts for fresh smelling feet
• Reflective details for increased visibility in low light
• Integrated microfiber footbed treated with Aegis®
• Wash as needed in cold water (gentle cycle). Air dry

• 0mm Drop / 0mm Cush / 5.5mm Stack Height
• Vibram® outsole

Men’s Weight: 5oz (1/2 pair)

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Average Rating: 4.3
40% said Sized as Expected
56% said Larger than Expected
4% said Smaller than Expected
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  • The best
  • By Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014
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First pair Of Merrell vapor glove that I bought. Have already purchased another pair of Merrell Ascend gloves. These shoes Blowout the competition. Got rid if my Nike and Puma's and will get rid if my converse as well. As far as fit and comfort. There is no comparisons to these shoe. You don't realize that you have them on. Light, comfortable and attractive. Hope that Merrell doesn't stop making them. Please don't hesitate to buy these.

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Sized as Expected

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Work, Caual, running. All around great shoe

  • Incredible Shoe
  • By Anonymous
  • 7/27/2014
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Not to be cliché, but these shoes are one of a kind. The simple facts that these shoes come as close to barefoot, as well, being barefoot, and the fact that these shoes wear slower than any other shoe I've tried is unbelievable. I currently have 2 pairs, and while my first pair, size 13, were a little big, when I sized down to a 12, the sizing was near perfect. Since I currently work at a summer camp, where I walk everywhere, and I wear these, well, everywhere, I am incredibly impressed with the durability. The soles of my Vapor Gloves, while showing only a small amount of wear, have lasted longer than countless other counselors shoes, worn half as much. My earlier caveat to a near perfect fit is however, my one problem with this shoe. The soles are not wide enough. I ended up wearing holes in the sides of my shoes, through the fabric by my little toe. My one and only suggestion to Merrell is to have the sole wrap around the side of the foot a little more from about the styloid process to around the 5th metatarsal head. That being said, the shoes were still massively comfortable, especially when worn without socks. The airflow on my feet is wonderful, and the fact that these shoes let my toes splay when I walk and run makes me smile, where almost any other shoe would make me grimace. The other thing that should be said for these shoes is their versatility, they are a top notch road running shoe, while also being versatile enough for me to feel comfortable hiking, trail running, and bouldering/climbing (they aren't the best climbing shoes, but the toe guard is very protective, especially when jamming the shoe into holds, while the grippiness of the rubber also helps a ton.) Merrell has made an incredibly unique shoe, and I hope other brands start rip offs of this shoe, because it is one of my all time favorite shoes.

Merrell's Reply:

Wow, thanks for the awesome review!

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Larger than Expected

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I use it for everything

  • Best Minimalist Shoe Ever!
  • By Anonymous
  • 7/25/2014
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I am a former barefoot runner who switched to the Vapor Glove; the transition felt shockingly natural and did not modify my gait. Unlike Five Fingers, these shoes allow my toes to remain together, which enhances the natural feel: my toes can bend and the pocket is wide and comfortable. The sole of the shoe offers adequate protection, yet the bottom of my foot is still capable of feeling the ground. I applaud Merrell for creating a lightweight shoe that provides durability without diminishing the barefoot experience. Most importantly, they did not change my time. In fact, I PRed twice in my Vapor Gloves. Merrell does not list these shoes as vegan on their website; however, after calling them, they assured me all of their gloves are vegan--an added bonus. (They are also lawsuit free and easy put on!) My only caveat is that if you are not accustomed to barefoot or ultra-light running, this shoe may be too light and require preparatory time. All in all, I am satisfied with this product and Merrell as a company.

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  • my 3rd pair of shoes
  • By Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014
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3 years ago i have the first version of Trail glove then other brands of shoes road/trail running. Until i was diagnose PF Plantar Facitise u know the muscle of your forefoot need to be stretch always.The Doctor recommend to wear the Orthotics insert freakin expensive and also unfortunately it does not work for me and not for everyone. But this Amazing Merrell Vapor Glove it does works brilliantly i used it every day work run gym casual.Its amazing !!!!!! No more plantar facilitis PL and back pain. But Please before you try go first the 4mm drop then transition to zero drop and go easy and listen to your body. I like the vapor glove toe box with toe guard design its fantastics. Suggestion: the Trail glove 3 needs to design like Vapor glove outsole for more flexibility and contact. Note:Before you buy just go to the store near you that carry Merrell brands because this sizing is totally different from your usual shoes. I wear 9.5 regular running shoe any brand, but the Vapor glove i use 8.5 with socks (thin running) or without.

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  • By Anonymous
  • 7/17/2014
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I ordered my first pair of vapor gloves a little over a year ago and recently received my 2nd pair. Love these shoes. They weigh nothing, are very breathable, and have great toe room. They are as close to barefoot as you can get and still have some protection from pebbles, glass, etc. You do need to order a half size smaller than any other Merrell shoe. I hope they don't change this shoe but would like to see Merrell offer a similar shoe with some cushioning for those times you might want some. I have tried the Flux and the Road Glove but they cause foot pain when I run in them.

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Sized as Expected

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running and casual wear

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