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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: 11ozs

34 reviews
Average Rating: 4.4
79% said Sized as Expected
12% said Larger than Expected
9% said Smaller than Expected
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  • By Anonymous
  • 10/13/2014
  • 2 of 2 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
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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

  • So comfortable!
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/27/2014
  • 1 of 1 people found this review to be helpful.
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Lightweight, comfortable and breathable. Makes it easy to walk or hike long days without feeling pain. The colors are awesome as well! Would definitely buy again!

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Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

work and leisure

  • just bought my 4th pair!
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/22/2014
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This shoe is perfect for me--super light weight,decent arch support, and a sole that cushions while still allowing my feet to feel what's under them. I have worn them on long days of walking as a tourist in cities and towns, on well tended trails, and throughout any typical day as I do errands, take walks, cook, and am otherwise on my feet. My feet never feel particularly tired or sore. I have worn them nearly constantly in warm weather for the past 2 years. I did initially try a very similar Merrill barefoot shoe which wasn't as good a fit for me. This one felt just right as soon as I put it on. It helps to be in a local retail setting, since not all lasts are identical.

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Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

daily wear, being a tourist, light hiking, long distance walking

  • Happy Feet!!!
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/18/2014
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I've been having foot problems from fallen arches since last summer and my podiatrist said I would need to wear special arch supports for the rest of my life. I am so grateful that my personal trainer suggested I check out minimalist shoes in order to gain more stability and balance. After putting them on, I was INSTANTLY standing comfortably with my spine aligned. I walked out of the store feeling a greater connection to the earth. The next day, I woke up 2 hours earlier, went for a hike and had so much energy that I went for a bike ride after that!!! I love the 0 drop. These shoes have literally changed my life. I purchased 2 more right away to make sure I have them when I need to wash them or when they wear out. I am also eagerly awaiting my order for the Barefoot Jungle Mocs to wear around the house without having to deal with laces. I hope they are as comfortable. My only problem is that winter is fast approaching and I want keep my feet happy. Merrell has not yet made barefoot shoes for winter wear. These will not work in the snow!!! Please make them soon Merrell! Thank you so much!

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

daily use, hikes, personal training

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