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Women's Bare Access Flex

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Powered by FLEXconnect™ for hybrid performance—experience ultimate versatility, comfort, and ground connection on the trail, road, and beyond.
FEATURES
• Mesh and TPU upper
• Traditional lace closure
• Breathable mesh lining
• Hyperlock™ printed TPU heel counter for security during quick descents and sharp turns
• Integrated EVA footbed
• FLEXconnect™ dual directional flex-groove EVA midsole for agility and stability on uneven terrain
• M Select™ GRIP+ outsole with anatomical grooves is sticky and durable for superior grip and traction on wet or dry trails
• Stack height (heel/toe): 14.2/14.2mm; footbed: 0MM; insole: 3MM; midsole: 8/8mm; sole: 1.2mm web, 2mm lugs
• Weight: 5oz/154G (1/2 pair)
Technology
Barefoot Shape. Glove-like Fit.
Zero Drop.
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Secure Fit. Natural Flex.
Serious Grip.
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Outsoles deliver durable, highly
slip-resistant stability on wet and dry
ground, over mixed terrain.
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Vegan Friendly
Our vegan friendly footwear uses
0% animal products.
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Ratings & Reviews (16.0)
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4.25
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56% of reviewers recommend this product

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2 5
New Material Isn't Great I've been running in Merrells since I began barefoot running more than five years ago and have worn everything from the Ascend Gloves (RIP!) to Vapor Arc the Bare Access Arc for zero drop and the Mix Master Move to switch it up and work different muscles. Despite its decreasing selection of minimalist running shoes, I've stayed loyal to Merrell, but had to switch models yet again this year. While the fit is OK, the new fabric is far too stiff on the toes. Unlike other models I've worn that have softer fabric that bends across your foot, when this pair of shoes bends, the top digs right into your feet/toes. I wore them for a few runs, hoping they'd break in, but they only got worse, to the point that it was extremely painful just to walk in them. Am bummed to have to leave the Merrell family, but this new design is a misstep.

New Material Isn't Great

Nov 27, 2017
I've been running in Merrells since I began barefoot running more than five years ago and have worn everything from the Ascend Gloves (RIP!) to Vapor Arc the Bare Access Arc for zero drop and the Mix Master Move to switch it up and work different muscles. Despite its decreasing selection of minimalist running shoes, I've stayed loyal to Merrell, but had to switch models yet again this year. While the fit is OK, the new fabric is far too stiff on the toes. Unlike other models I've worn that have softer fabric that bends across your foot, when this pair of shoes bends, the top digs right into your feet/toes. I wore them for a few runs, hoping they'd break in, but they only got worse, to the point that it was extremely painful just to walk in them. Am bummed to have to leave the Merrell family, but this new design is a misstep.
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3 5
So, so comfortable but... I can't express how much I love the comfort of these shoes but about 3 weeks after wearing them I noticed wear of the fabric at the bend by my large toe. It started small but the fabric has continued to wear at a fast rate. I purchased these in September and now it is November and I am worried that I will have to buy a new pair of shoes already. I only wear them about 3 times a week so the breakdown of fabric is quite concerning.

So, so comfortable but...

Nov 25, 2017
I can't express how much I love the comfort of these shoes but about 3 weeks after wearing them I noticed wear of the fabric at the bend by my large toe. It started small but the fabric has continued to wear at a fast rate. I purchased these in September and now it is November and I am worried that I will have to buy a new pair of shoes already. I only wear them about 3 times a week so the breakdown of fabric is quite concerning.
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1 5
Holes after 8 weeks I bought 3 pairs early 9/2017. I rotated wearing them for the past 8 weeks. Every shoe, all 6 of them have a hole where the shoe bends by the big toe. Not worth the price for the poor quality.

Holes after 8 weeks

Nov 18, 2017
I bought 3 pairs early 9/2017. I rotated wearing them for the past 8 weeks. Every shoe, all 6 of them have a hole where the shoe bends by the big toe. Not worth the price for the poor quality.
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4 5
Nice walking shoe I tried these for walking, as I have recently been thru trying shoes with more cushioning which I thought I needed. But they didn't work out for various reasons: bulky, blisters, etc. These have been working fine and I've worn them immediately on 5-7 mile walks with no issues. I love the light weight, the non-bulky look and the fit with the wide toe box, which does not look bad (no clown feet). I ordered my usual shoe size (9m) not my usual athletic 9.5m, as the shoe runs slightly larger than other Merrells I have had. Even though they just have a hard rubber sole, they have provided me with adequate cushioning. I wear a thin sock and the fit is good.

Nice walking shoe

Oct 09, 2017
I tried these for walking, as I have recently been thru trying shoes with more cushioning which I thought I needed. But they didn't work out for various reasons: bulky, blisters, etc. These have been working fine and I've worn them immediately on 5-7 mile walks with no issues. I love the light weight, the non-bulky look and the fit with the wide toe box, which does not look bad (no clown feet). I ordered my usual shoe size (9m) not my usual athletic 9.5m, as the shoe runs slightly larger than other Merrells I have had. Even though they just have a hard rubber sole, they have provided me with adequate cushioning. I wear a thin sock and the fit is good.
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4 5
I wanted to love them I bought these because I loved my other Merrell running shoes so much the sole is nearly gone! Unfortunately these were too narrow in the middle of my foot and I had to send them back. The wide toe box was great and the look is fantastic but the fit in the middle of my foot was so very narrow it was not workable so I cannot enjoy them.

I wanted to love them

Oct 07, 2017
I bought these because I loved my other Merrell running shoes so much the sole is nearly gone! Unfortunately these were too narrow in the middle of my foot and I had to send them back. The wide toe box was great and the look is fantastic but the fit in the middle of my foot was so very narrow it was not workable so I cannot enjoy them.
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