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Women's Barefoot Run Bare Access Ultra

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Looking for women’s barefoot road running shoes to give you protection from the pavement while retaining a minimalist design and feel? The new Bare Access Ultra from Merrell is built for barefoot runners like you who want a bit more cushioning to buffer impacts on roads and long distances. This minimalist road shoe for women offers full-foot contact and enhances your natural stride while giving you responsive, uniform toe-to-heel cushioning for softer landings. The supple, breathable upper molds to your foot for a fluid, super-natural fit. Plus, its 0 mm-drop profile with durable M-Bound DST™ midsole delivers sustained impact-absorption on hard surfaces over long distances, and rapidly, efficiently translates feedback from the ground to your foot for faster reaction time, and improved agility and stability. As with any barefoot road shoes for women, results depend on the runner, but we’ve put together a powerful, protective running shoe to help you out run and out perform outside.

UPPER/LINING
• Mesh and TPU upper
• Protective toe cap
• 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

MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE
• 0mm Drop /12mm cushion / 17.2mm stack height
• 4mm lug depth
• M-Bound DST™ midsole provides immediate feedback for accelerated response with sustained cushioning for long distances and hard surface
• Vegan Friendly
• M-Select GRIP tunes each outsole with durable traction that grips when and where you need it

Women’s Weight: 5.4oz (1/2 pair)

8 reviews
Average Rating: 4.5
86% said Sized as Expected
0% said Larger than Expected
14% said Smaller than Expected
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  • These are great for a genuine minimalist/forefoot runner!
  • By Anonymous
  • 10/24/2014
  • 2 of 2 people found this review to be helpful.
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I absolutely love these shoes. I have been training as a forefoot runner since college and have made the transition into road racing/half and full marathons. I used to use the more popular "Free Running" shoes but was disappointed by the lack of cushioning for my long runs and marathons. Once I started using Merrells, I noticed an immediate difference in my foot striking and comfort from the cushioning. This is a great shoe and I'd recommend it for any forefoot runner out there!

Merrell's Reply:

Thanks for the awesome feedback! Merrell helps you hit the ground running!

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Trail Running, Road Running, Long Distance Running, Marathon Racing

  • By Anonymous
  • 10/5/2014
  • 1 of 1 people found this review to be helpful.
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I truly don't realize that I have shoes on my feet when I'm wearing these! They're the first shoes that I actually enjoy wearing. Thank you!

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

I use them for working out and for day trips.

  • So comfy!
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/26/2014
  • 3 of 4 people found this review to be helpful.
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It took me forever and a day to find a sneaker that's animal friendly. So glad I came across these. Not only are they free of animal products, but they're super comfortable. There's times I don't even want to take them off :-) I was lucky enough to try on another Merrell sneaker in a shoe store, so I knew that I needed to get a 1/2 a size up. Highly recommend these to everyone. Extremely happy with my purchase!

Product Size Rating:

Smaller than Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Athletic reasons/walking

  • I LOVE THESE SHOES
  • By Anonymous
  • 9/18/2014
  • 5 of 5 people found this review to be helpful.
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My background... well I love to run. Regular running shoes make my ankles hurt terribly, and when I bought a pair of Merrell's with less cushioning than these in summer 2013, I adored them. I ran on concrete for several months in them, and eventually the padding wore down enough to where I started having to be careful about the distance I ran in them. That is when I decided to buy a pair of the bare access ultra. 0mm drop, but more padding to combat the concrete I run on. I just went for my first run in them, and I am in love! I will update more later.

Product Size Rating:

Sized as Expected

How do you most use this product?:

Running on paved trails/along the road

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  • By Anonymous
  • 9/12/2014
  • 8 of 8 people found this review to be helpful.
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I've been running with my new Bare Access Ultra and I love them. I have about 15 pairs of Merrell sneakers and sandals, so my feet are accustomed to 0 drop. This year I am training for my first Ultra marathon (I have run 2 marathons with the regular Bare Access) so I needed some cushion. I bought the 'Altra Paradigm' and did a couple of 20, 24 milers in them but found them so heavy and 'clunky' that I put them aside and went back to my Bare Access line...then I discovered your Ultra version and they were heaven sent directly to me!!!!! They are super light, good arch support and it feels as if you float from the landing to the toe off! Thank you, I just have one complaint: PLEASE, give us ladies some brighter colors, I need to get another pair!

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Sized as Expected

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