Easy Returns & Free Exchanges Always.

Men's Barefoot Run Trail Glove 2

$100.00

Select Color:

Select Size: Size Chart

Select Width:

You Have Selected:
Black/Silver
 
Add To Cart
 

Details

Race through the trees, splash through streams and inhale the fresh, clean air of the wilderness with the men’s Trail Glove 2 from Merrell. These men’s barefoot running shoes are an enhancement of our previous model. They’re super lightweight and flexible with a low profile, anti-microbial lining, and thin mid- and outsole. With a subtle change to the rock plate for a flattened forefoot and soft fabric upper, a great shoe just got greater. There’s more flexibility for an amped up workout and better protection against rocks and roots. A proven lightweight running shoe on the trail, the Trail Glove 2 delivers a reliable, close to the ground fit while protecting feet from cold conditions and rough terrain. When you’re looking for a men’s minimalist running shoe that’s durable, fits like a glove and has strong Vibram traction on both wet and dry surfaces, choose the Trail Glove 2 from Merrell.

UPPER/LINING
• Fabric and synthetic upper
• Merrell Omni-Fit™ lacing System provides a precise, glove-like fit
• Breathable mesh lining wicks to keep feet dry wicks to keep feet dry
• M-Select FRESH naturally prevents odor before it starts for fresh smelling feet
• Reflective details for increased visibility in low light
• Wash as needed in cold water (gentle cycle). Air dry.

MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE
• 0mm Drop / 4mm Cush / 9.5mm Stack Height
• TrailProtect pad in the forefoot offers additional support off road
• Non-marking outsole
• Vibram® outsole
• Vegan friendly footwear

Men’s Weight: 7ozs (1/2 pair)

59 reviews
Average Rating: 4.1
80% said Sized as Expected
11% said Larger than Expected
9% said Smaller than Expected
  • By Lawrence Smith
  • 3/31/2013
  • 9 of 9 people found this review to be helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? /
  • Most Helpful Positive Review

This is a subtle, and in my judgment, successful update of my favorite trail shoe. Merrell has wisely chosen to make only minor changes to the most popular minimalist trail shoe on the market. If you are, like many “barefoot” runners, like the heroine of the Princess and the Pea, you’ll be pleased with the most significant improvement. The rock plate no longer feels like a bulge in the forefoot part of the sole. I had to put the old version on one foot, and the new model on the other, to fully appreciate the difference. The outsole looks exactly the same (I believe it is), but the change to the rock plate means that the sole flattens out more in the forefoot, and one no longer feels like the rock plate is something one must run over. Further, as the sole now feels less laterally rounded, the upper, made from a new, silkier fabric, allows for more forefoot width as the sole spreads out. So, while the width of the sole hasn’t changed, the shoe feels wider in the forefoot. The base of the lace box is also wider, so there is more width across the metatarsals. Merrell has eliminated the lower pairs of Omnifit lace closures. I really like these closures and the snug midfoot fit they provide, but the remaining upper two pair are more than adequate for accomplishing this. So: Likes: Disappearing rock plate Softer fabric upper, wider across the forefoot Mixed Omnifit and standard lacing system. Dislike: Nutten. A great shoe just got better! Note: my first impression is that the new shoes feel less slippery than did their predecessor. More flex in the forefoot, both lateral and longitudinal, seems to be the only reason for this. The old shoe felt like one was landing on a ball (or, at least, on a slightly rounded outsole), with only a small portion of the forefoot outsole firmly on the ground when one was running on a flat surface. The new rock plate lets the sole flatten or wrap around rocks or lumps in the running surface, while still giving adequate protection.

Merrell's Reply:

We are thrilled you love the minor improvements to this Barefoot style and that we were able to make a great shoe even better in your eyes. We appreciate your comparisons between the old and new version. Enjoy your "barefoot" running with adequate protection!

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Trail running

  • Best shoes and worst colors
  • By Carson
  • 3/31/2013
  • 5 of 36 people found this review to be helpful.
  • Was this review helpful? /
  • Most Helpful Critical Review

This is the biggest abomination of a hiking shoe I have ever seen. You some how manage to make the best trail shoe on the planet and then color it in the ugliest colors known to man. I ended up with a pair of these in the lime green and I won't even wear them outside of the house. Its a real shame cause the fit and feel of these shoes are amazing. Who ever is in charge of the color schemes for this shoe has to go. Not one of your other hiking shoes looks like a 5 year old colored them in. But beyond the hideous colors these shoes are miles ahead of any other trail shoe on the market. It's a smooth transition between the previous model of trail glove. This shoe seems to be everything the last one wanted to be as far as fit and form. You will feel less of the seams in the shoe and more of your terrain. I would definitely recommend these if you are into the whole new neon fad shoe. But hopefully for the Hikers that have supported this company for years they can get back to what they do best and leave the hideous neon shoes to Nike.

Merrell's Reply:

We are thrilled you like the minor improvements we have made to the Run Trail Glove 2 and think they are the best Barefoot trail style out there. Thank you for your feedback on the color options this style has. We will be passing along your input to our design team.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

I ended up with a pair of silver and black but I won't wear these till you come out

  • love the trail glove 2
  • By Anonymous
  • 8/15/2014
  • Was this review helpful? /

This was my first pair and I love them. the size was perfect and they feel great. I use them for walking and for exercise. I want to get another pair and on Amazon selected Crimson as the color... that has said not currently available for some time. I don't know if you ever had that color but would like to see it brought back or introduced. Thanks for the great shoe

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

  • Barefoot Run Trail glove 2
  • By johnniegoldfish
  • 8/9/2014
  • Was this review helpful? /

Excellent in minimalist style, have used for 2 years on very mountainous terrain, great color, Merrell keep the vibrant colors coming

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

  • Love It
  • By Anonymous
  • 7/29/2014
  • Was this review helpful? /

Love this shoe, little looser at the heel than my old pair. Great for running minimalist.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Trail Running

Login / Signup

Write a Review