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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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4 5
Second Best These are pretty decent sneakers that need some initial breaking in, but are fairly comfy afterwards. They don't feel as much like a barefoot sneaker as I would like and I highly prefer my Trail Gloves. These seem to have more support to them that actually adds unwanted pressure to my feet, but overall they're a good shoe.

Second Best

Feb 17, 2018
These are pretty decent sneakers that need some initial breaking in, but are fairly comfy afterwards. They don't feel as much like a barefoot sneaker as I would like and I highly prefer my Trail Gloves. These seem to have more support to them that actually adds unwanted pressure to my feet, but overall they're a good shoe.
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4 5
Comfortable and great fit! This shoe is so lightweight and comfortable. It fits perfect and I have narrow feet (usually most shoes fit in length but are too wide.) Awesome arch support too! Highly recommend this shoe.

Comfortable and great fit!

Feb 13, 2018
This shoe is so lightweight and comfortable. It fits perfect and I have narrow feet (usually most shoes fit in length but are too wide.) Awesome arch support too! Highly recommend this shoe.
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3 5
Smaller than my old (same size) Merrells I ordered the Bare Access Flex as a replacement for my current Merrells and was sadly disappointed. Ordered my usual size but could barely get them on. When I held them up to my old Merrells (same size), they were a full inch shorter! And narrower. And alas, nowhere near as flexible at the arch. Merrell has always been my go-to brand - I'm puzzled and sad that I'll have to look elsewhere now.

Smaller than my old (same size) Merrells

Feb 13, 2018
I ordered the Bare Access Flex as a replacement for my current Merrells and was sadly disappointed. Ordered my usual size but could barely get them on. When I held them up to my old Merrells (same size), they were a full inch shorter! And narrower. And alas, nowhere near as flexible at the arch. Merrell has always been my go-to brand - I'm puzzled and sad that I'll have to look elsewhere now.
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5 5
Love These Shoes I stumbled upon these shoes when I needed new workout shoes because I was having really bad shin splints. I knew I needed something with great arch support, since I have really high arches, and my shin splints were a result of a lack of an arch. These shoes didn't look like they would give me enough support, but they were light and I tried them on. Also, I wear a 10.5 and therefore, I am limited in my selection of shoes I can wear as it is. Upon slipping these on my feet, they were satisfied with the length and roomy toe box. I think I have usually weird shaped feet, but I'm probably not alone. Anyhow, large ball, narrow heel, and really high arch. I supinate when I walk and my heels turn inward a little as well. I did not notice any of my weird feet issues when I put these shoes on! After lacing them up, I was really surprised at how much of an arch support there really is - and just how well they conform to my feet! The ultimate test, though, was how well they felt after a workout. I know these are primarily for trail running, but I use them for my workouts at OrangeTheory and I wear them every day out and about! After ONE week of wearing them to the gym, my shin splints disappeared!! I couldn't believe it, because I'd had shin splints for a long time! I was so impressed with my first pair, that I bought another pair, and am about to buy 3 more! I love these shoes and I really hope Merrell never discontinues them as it's really difficult for me to find shoes that work with all my weird feet issues, and these do!

Love These Shoes

Feb 06, 2018
I stumbled upon these shoes when I needed new workout shoes because I was having really bad shin splints. I knew I needed something with great arch support, since I have really high arches, and my shin splints were a result of a lack of an arch. These shoes didn't look like they would give me enough support, but they were light and I tried them on. Also, I wear a 10.5 and therefore, I am limited in my selection of shoes I can wear as it is. Upon slipping these on my feet, they were satisfied with the length and roomy toe box. I think I have usually weird shaped feet, but I'm probably not alone. Anyhow, large ball, narrow heel, and really high arch. I supinate when I walk and my heels turn inward a little as well. I did not notice any of my weird feet issues when I put these shoes on! After lacing them up, I was really surprised at how much of an arch support there really is - and just how well they conform to my feet! The ultimate test, though, was how well they felt after a workout. I know these are primarily for trail running, but I use them for my workouts at OrangeTheory and I wear them every day out and about! After ONE week of wearing them to the gym, my shin splints disappeared!! I couldn't believe it, because I'd had shin splints for a long time! I was so impressed with my first pair, that I bought another pair, and am about to buy 3 more! I love these shoes and I really hope Merrell never discontinues them as it's really difficult for me to find shoes that work with all my weird feet issues, and these do!
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5 5
Amazing Shoes I'm freshly into running and buying Bare Flex was a game changer for me. No more pain issues that I used to have with other shoes so now I'm out almost every day, having super comfy loooooong runs. I guess, my only slight concern is the inner mesh showing signs of wear at the heel after a month of usage.

Amazing Shoes

Feb 05, 2018
I'm freshly into running and buying Bare Flex was a game changer for me. No more pain issues that I used to have with other shoes so now I'm out almost every day, having super comfy loooooong runs. I guess, my only slight concern is the inner mesh showing signs of wear at the heel after a month of usage.
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