Women's Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3

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Women's Bare Access Arc 3

Discover the next iteration in minimalist running with the new Bare Access Arc 3 from Merrell. Our latest long-distance running shoe for women. Lauren from Merrell gives us a closer look at the Merrell Bare Access Arc 3.

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If you’re a distance runner or new on the path to barefoot running, our Bare Access Arc 3 zero drop running shoes give you a barefoot feel by letting your feet land flat, while offering more toe to heel cushioning. The easy-wash breathable mesh upper hugs your feet and keeps them cool and fresh. Reflective details keep you seen on the streets.

• Mesh and TPU upper
• Protective toecap
• Reflective details for increased visibility in low light
• Breathable mesh lining treated with M Select Fresh odor control
• Wash as needed in cold water (gentle cycle) air dry

• 0mm Drop / 8mm cushion / 13.5mm stack height
• EVA midsole
• Vibram® outsole
• Vegan Friendly

Women's Weight: 11oz

41 reviews
Average Rating: 4.3
83% said Sized as Expected
10% said Larger than Expected
7% said Smaller than Expected
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  • An amazing shoe
  • By sstrange80
  • 12/8/2014
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I was introduced to the Arc 3 through my physical therapist about 2 years ago and it has made such a difference in my daily life and comfort level. I have multiple back problems (bulged discs, mild scoliosis among them), and I work at a job that requires I be standing for many hours. Since I began wearing this shoe I can say I am in far less pain than I used to be and can handle standing and walking for much longer time periods. In the past I have spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on shoes, buying all kinds of brands and styles trying to find something that was comfortable and supportive and I could not find anything. I now own 3 pairs of the Arc 3 and have given away all of the other shoes I had bought. I know everyone's bodies are different and what work's for some people might not work for others, but for me personally this is the only shoe I can wear and it has made a remarkable difference in my daily life. I will continue to buy this shoe for as long as it is made, and actually plan on keeping multiple pairs on a "back stock" in my home because I would be pretty devastated if something changed in the make of the shoe that changed the way it fit or offered support. A great shoe worth every penny!

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Sized as Expected

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I wear this shoe almost every single day for work and days off. I do a lot of standing and walking short distances, but it is great for longer distances too.

  • fits like a glove
  • By Anonymous
  • 12/6/2014
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I hunted high and low for my next shoe reviewing multiple companies and different products. Buying any shoe without trying it on was a first for me- and it worked out! Starting to get into the longer distances, this shoe provided enough support, while giving my feet room (especially the toebox!!) to natural expand and shrink with each footfall. Laces are nice, have not come untied yet! Definitely getting a second pair! Chelsea

Merrell's Reply:

You did your research and it paid off! It's great when a plan comes together.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Road running. Half marathon/distance triathlon training

  • By Anonymous
  • 10/20/2014
  • 2 of 3 people found this review to be helpful.
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Great shoes, my second pair. I hiked with them near Moab this last week and won't go back to my old, heavy hiking boots. Great on slick rock and water crossings. I also like the looks. Keep up the good work.

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Sized as Expected

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Walking and hiking. It is great for travel as they don't look as "dorky" as white sneakers.

  • By Anonymous
  • 10/13/2014
  • 4 of 4 people found this review to be helpful.
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I love barefoot. I have longer toes than some people and have to order a half size larger. They fit perfectly. I have the same problem with sketchers brand, but can't get them in 10.5. But after wearing Merrrells who needs them! I was skeptical at first. I'm 64, overweight, and have some knee issues and thought I would need thicker soles. I was wrong, these are very comfortable and I can walk with no discomfort!! Thank you Merrell!

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Smaller than Expected

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  • I walked 36km in 3 days on a business trip!
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/30/2014
  • 1 of 1 people found this review to be helpful.
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I just love them. I tried them on a trail run this morning too and so far so good. Can you make a winter trail running model?

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Sized as Expected

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