Trail Glove 5, Black, dynamic
$69.99 - $100.00
2020-07-07T16:25:44.843Z 2021-07-07T16:25:44.843Z USD 69.99
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Not quite the as good as previous versions. - by , Jun 17, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
I have worn out 4 pairs of previous versions of this shoe and was a bit disappointed at first when I put these on. They are a bit oversized and just didn’t have that fits like a glove feel of the previous versions. After three days in a row of putting over 20k steps on them I was convinced that they are still a good shoe. The soles are a bit stiffer on these shoes than previous versions, but still flexible enough to let my feet move with the contour under them. The stiffer sole may be to help these shoes last longer, but I’d rather have a shoe that my feet can wear out than one that wears out my feet.

Not quite the as good as previous versions.

Jun 17, 2020
I have worn out 4 pairs of previous versions of this shoe and was a bit disappointed at first when I put these on. They are a bit oversized and just didn’t have that fits like a glove feel of the previous versions. After three days in a row of putting over 20k steps on them I was convinced that they are still a good shoe. The soles are a bit stiffer on these shoes than previous versions, but still flexible enough to let my feet move with the contour under them. The stiffer sole may be to help these shoes last longer, but I’d rather have a shoe that my feet can wear out than one that wears out my feet.
Satisfied Customer - by , Jun 17, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
These are great shoes! They definitely have a little more cushion than my previous pair of barefoot’s, but not too much. I really like the arch support, but my arches are somewhat high. I took the recommendation of ordering 1/2 size larger and it worked out perfectly. Those are my 4 takeaways for this review. Hopefully it will be helpful for someone considering the trail glove 5.

Satisfied Customer

Jun 17, 2020
These are great shoes! They definitely have a little more cushion than my previous pair of barefoot’s, but not too much. I really like the arch support, but my arches are somewhat high. I took the recommendation of ordering 1/2 size larger and it worked out perfectly. Those are my 4 takeaways for this review. Hopefully it will be helpful for someone considering the trail glove 5.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your feedback and the recommendation!

Merrell let me down - by , Jun 15, 2020
1/ 5 Stars
My trail glove 3s (I think) were perfect in fit, form, and function. The materials and workmanship were very good and I have beaten them up and still love them. Although the soles have worn down, I still can use them and the shoe literally fits like a glove (but not like a literal glove on my foot because that would be awkward and probably wouldn't fit very well). This new shoe was at least 1/2 size to big. The toe box was so large that when I tightened the laces, the fabric puckered and felt uncomfortable. There was also significantly less of a secure feel over my foot and the shoe moved around during my run such that my road feel was hindered. Also, after the run in them, my feet hurt in a way I have never felt with my older gloves. The next issue was the laces. First, they have an elastic property which is totally not desirable in a 'glove' type shoe. You want no give when you're done tying. Second, there were seriously 14 inches of lace on each side of the shoe (that's 4 total 'sides' of extra lace). Once you tied your shoe, you have huge loops of lace which, despite double knotting, still hung down like basset hound ears all flopping along while you try to run.

Merrell let me down

Jun 15, 2020
My trail glove 3s (I think) were perfect in fit, form, and function. The materials and workmanship were very good and I have beaten them up and still love them. Although the soles have worn down, I still can use them and the shoe literally fits like a glove (but not like a literal glove on my foot because that would be awkward and probably wouldn't fit very well). This new shoe was at least 1/2 size to big. The toe box was so large that when I tightened the laces, the fabric puckered and felt uncomfortable. There was also significantly less of a secure feel over my foot and the shoe moved around during my run such that my road feel was hindered. Also, after the run in them, my feet hurt in a way I have never felt with my older gloves. The next issue was the laces. First, they have an elastic property which is totally not desirable in a 'glove' type shoe. You want no give when you're done tying. Second, there were seriously 14 inches of lace on each side of the shoe (that's 4 total 'sides' of extra lace). Once you tied your shoe, you have huge loops of lace which, despite double knotting, still hung down like basset hound ears all flopping along while you try to run.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your Merrell footwear was not what you expected. Please give our customer service team a call at 800-288-3124.

Light weight. Very comfortable. Sharp looking shoe - by , Jun 15, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
Great shoe

Light weight. Very comfortable. Sharp looking shoe

Jun 15, 2020
Great shoe
Merrell's reply

We think so, too!

They do exactly as they are advertised. Amazing shoes - by , Jun 14, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I absolutely love these shoes. They're exactly as advertised

They do exactly as they are advertised. Amazing shoes

Jun 14, 2020
I absolutely love these shoes. They're exactly as advertised
Merrell's reply

Terrific!

Perfect Shor for Erging! - by , Jun 14, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
This show is like being barefoot on a Concept 2 erg, without the discomfort of strapping your barefeet in. They are flexible, and comfortable and when walking around before and after the row, feel like i am walking barefoot with better traction. I recommend these for anyone looking for a comfortable shoe to wear while erging.

Perfect Shor for Erging!

Jun 14, 2020
This show is like being barefoot on a Concept 2 erg, without the discomfort of strapping your barefeet in. They are flexible, and comfortable and when walking around before and after the row, feel like i am walking barefoot with better traction. I recommend these for anyone looking for a comfortable shoe to wear while erging.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your feedback!

Excellent shoes - by , Jun 14, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I really love this shoes, you feel like you are wearing nothing, very light and like the design.

Excellent shoes

Jun 14, 2020
I really love this shoes, you feel like you are wearing nothing, very light and like the design.
Merrell's reply

That's is wonderful! Thank you for your review!

Fits great - by , Jun 13, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
Fit is great. Very lightweight and comfortable

Fits great

Jun 13, 2020
Fit is great. Very lightweight and comfortable
Merrell's reply

Terrific!

Outstanding Comfort and Flexibility - by , Jun 13, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Every new generation of Trail Glove seems to improve on the last. It’s mesh makes it well-ventilated, yet it is also quite durable. Pretty good grip on wet surfaces. This is a great barefoot style shoe.

Outstanding Comfort and Flexibility

Jun 13, 2020
Every new generation of Trail Glove seems to improve on the last. It’s mesh makes it well-ventilated, yet it is also quite durable. Pretty good grip on wet surfaces. This is a great barefoot style shoe.
Merrell's reply

We agree!

Miss the old model - by , Jun 13, 2020
2/ 5 Stars
Ordered the 1/2 size smaller and the length was perfect. However, these have been drastically changed. As others have mentioned the arch seems exceedingly elevated though that could be comfortable in the long term. I had to return them as there was a secondary arch in the inner front of the shoe that was applying pressure in a very awkward position. Wish Merrell hadnt messed with a good thing and simply updated colors for this model. Now Im searching for a new trail shoe including alternate brands.

Miss the old model

Jun 13, 2020
Ordered the 1/2 size smaller and the length was perfect. However, these have been drastically changed. As others have mentioned the arch seems exceedingly elevated though that could be comfortable in the long term. I had to return them as there was a secondary arch in the inner front of the shoe that was applying pressure in a very awkward position. Wish Merrell hadnt messed with a good thing and simply updated colors for this model. Now Im searching for a new trail shoe including alternate brands.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your feedback, Aaron. We’d be very happy to assist in helping you find the right pair of Merrells for you. Please feel free to reach out to the team at 800-288-3124.