Bare Access Flex 2, Black, dynamic
C$ 88.00 - C$ 125.00
2019-12-08T23:07:18.119Z 2020-12-07T23:07:18.119Z CAD 88.00
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Incredibly comfortable but one big issue - by , Nov 14, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
Super comfortable shoes but quite possibly the most squeaky shoes you could ever buy. I don’t know if it’s the pattern on the sole or what but I just can’t stand the incessant noise. No matter what surface, rough asphalt to tile, the squeak is there on BOTH FEET. Beyond annoying.

Incredibly comfortable but one big issue

Nov 14, 2019
Super comfortable shoes but quite possibly the most squeaky shoes you could ever buy. I don’t know if it’s the pattern on the sole or what but I just can’t stand the incessant noise. No matter what surface, rough asphalt to tile, the squeak is there on BOTH FEET. Beyond annoying.
Merrell's reply

Hi Alexander. Please give the team a buzz at 800.288.3124 or live chat on the website and let's see if we can help.

Great looking and fitting - by , Oct 30, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Looks great, fits great. Would definitely buy again.

Great looking and fitting

Oct 30, 2019
Looks great, fits great. Would definitely buy again.
fit just right - by , Oct 03, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
"Bare access" is almost like "barefoot" they fit very nice but I find they're best-used jogging on a track. I walk my dog roughly 8 mi daily and these shoes aren't ideal for that. I would recommend nonetheless. They fit very nicely and are SUPER lightweight.

fit just right

Oct 03, 2019
"Bare access" is almost like "barefoot" they fit very nice but I find they're best-used jogging on a track. I walk my dog roughly 8 mi daily and these shoes aren't ideal for that. I would recommend nonetheless. They fit very nicely and are SUPER lightweight.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your feedback!

Looking to simulate the sound of balloons rubbing together, you've found the right shoe. - by , Sep 22, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I bought these about two weeks ago. As with most of other Merrell style of shoes, the fit is pretty much exactly what you know and expect. All of my Merrells, other than boots have been 11.5 and the same applied to these, no surprise there. These are my 8th pair of shoes from Merrell and I'm usually satisfied. They look good, they feel good, they are light but...... How in the world do you make the squeaking stop? Is this some for of anti-stalking security feature? From day one the left shoe squeaked, now both do, regardless of what I'm on (road, grass, carpet, wood, tile, cement, dirt) and it's by no means a small, little squeak, every step taken seems to get worse. I'm afraid to wear them near dogs as I feel they will attack my feet thinking the shoes are dog toys. I'm actually embarrassed to wear them out in public.

Looking to simulate the sound of balloons rubbing together, you've found the right shoe.

Sep 22, 2019
I bought these about two weeks ago. As with most of other Merrell style of shoes, the fit is pretty much exactly what you know and expect. All of my Merrells, other than boots have been 11.5 and the same applied to these, no surprise there. These are my 8th pair of shoes from Merrell and I'm usually satisfied. They look good, they feel good, they are light but...... How in the world do you make the squeaking stop? Is this some for of anti-stalking security feature? From day one the left shoe squeaked, now both do, regardless of what I'm on (road, grass, carpet, wood, tile, cement, dirt) and it's by no means a small, little squeak, every step taken seems to get worse. I'm afraid to wear them near dogs as I feel they will attack my feet thinking the shoes are dog toys. I'm actually embarrassed to wear them out in public.
Merrell's reply

We have a fix for that squeaking. Give us a ring at 800.365.7282 , we are here to help!

Excellent shoe! - by , Sep 18, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is the shoe I have been looking for for about five years. I have used several brands of running shoes but non of them gave the exact dimensions I have been looking for. Merriell knocked it out of the park with the level of detail provided about the shoe in order to make an informed decision. The design fits my extra wide feet perfectly while giving much needed arch support. The material is extremely light weight yet durable.

Excellent shoe!

Sep 18, 2019
This is the shoe I have been looking for for about five years. I have used several brands of running shoes but non of them gave the exact dimensions I have been looking for. Merriell knocked it out of the park with the level of detail provided about the shoe in order to make an informed decision. The design fits my extra wide feet perfectly while giving much needed arch support. The material is extremely light weight yet durable.
Merrell's reply

That's awesome! Thanks for your feedback!

Best shoe for sprinting - by , Sep 17, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I use these for walking around the gym I work at and for my weekly sprint sessions. They have held up wonderfully and are the most comfortable sprint shoes I've owned. Highly suggest getting them if you need a barefoot shoe with some cushion for sprints.

Best shoe for sprinting

Sep 17, 2019
I use these for walking around the gym I work at and for my weekly sprint sessions. They have held up wonderfully and are the most comfortable sprint shoes I've owned. Highly suggest getting them if you need a barefoot shoe with some cushion for sprints.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your awesome feedback!

Comfortable and as expected - by , Aug 30, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
These are the perfect work shoes - comfortable, great support, great look.

Comfortable and as expected

Aug 30, 2019
These are the perfect work shoes - comfortable, great support, great look.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Nice shoes for using no socks. - by , Aug 28, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Shoes are nice and fit very well without socks. Was hoping that they were able to accommodate socks, as that was what I was looking for. A little too tight for socks, but I will still use them around the house and for casual walks and hikes. I have other Merrells for hiking. I should have realized that "barefoot" really means no socks. I have lots of Merrell shoes and these were just as nice. Love the brand.

Nice shoes for using no socks.

Aug 28, 2019
Shoes are nice and fit very well without socks. Was hoping that they were able to accommodate socks, as that was what I was looking for. A little too tight for socks, but I will still use them around the house and for casual walks and hikes. I have other Merrells for hiking. I should have realized that "barefoot" really means no socks. I have lots of Merrell shoes and these were just as nice. Love the brand.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Great, comfy, multipurpose shoe; but both pairs squeak - by , Aug 13, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
The fit and feel of these shoes is great. Certainly not a full minimal shoe, but excellent if you want something with 0 heel-toe drop and a little bit of foam. I started using them for everything (daily city, running, weight training), so I bought a second pair for light duty / to keep cleaner. The first pair are holding up fairly well considering heavier usage, around expectations. Toebox and arch are great even though I tend to have narrower feet. The little rocker/flip at the back of the sole under the heel is nice touch as well. My only real complaint about the shoe is that both pairs have developed (or came with?) a somewhat annoying squeaking sound -- it doesn't matter if the surface is carpet, wood, cement, tile, or a rug...they squeak. I'm guessing there is an issue with adhesion quality between the rubber outsole and the foam that results in some small area of delamination internally, so possibly you get an area of foam that rubs against rubber when the shoe deforms, resulting in the sound. This is not a total dealbreaker, but I also have never had a shoe with this noticeable of a sound; at this price-point, manufacturing standards should be higher. Please fix this for version 3!

Great, comfy, multipurpose shoe; but both pairs squeak

Aug 13, 2019
The fit and feel of these shoes is great. Certainly not a full minimal shoe, but excellent if you want something with 0 heel-toe drop and a little bit of foam. I started using them for everything (daily city, running, weight training), so I bought a second pair for light duty / to keep cleaner. The first pair are holding up fairly well considering heavier usage, around expectations. Toebox and arch are great even though I tend to have narrower feet. The little rocker/flip at the back of the sole under the heel is nice touch as well. My only real complaint about the shoe is that both pairs have developed (or came with?) a somewhat annoying squeaking sound -- it doesn't matter if the surface is carpet, wood, cement, tile, or a rug...they squeak. I'm guessing there is an issue with adhesion quality between the rubber outsole and the foam that results in some small area of delamination internally, so possibly you get an area of foam that rubs against rubber when the shoe deforms, resulting in the sound. This is not a total dealbreaker, but I also have never had a shoe with this noticeable of a sound; at this price-point, manufacturing standards should be higher. Please fix this for version 3!
Merrell's reply

We'd love the opportunity to help. Please give us a call at 800.288.3124.

Can’t hear anything over the squeaking. - by , Jul 31, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
I was very excited about these shOes. I have worn the barefoot line for the last 8 years and have owned almost every style Merrells has made, the goretex version, even the leather slip on. These started out great, but about a month in, they started to develop a squeak. And now it is unbearable. They squeak ALL THE TIME. Pretty bummed about it.

Can’t hear anything over the squeaking.

Jul 31, 2019
I was very excited about these shOes. I have worn the barefoot line for the last 8 years and have owned almost every style Merrells has made, the goretex version, even the leather slip on. These started out great, but about a month in, they started to develop a squeak. And now it is unbearable. They squeak ALL THE TIME. Pretty bummed about it.
Merrell's reply

Sorry to hear that. We'd be happy to help, give us a call at 800-288-3124!