Trail Glove 5, Aqua, dynamic
$79.99 - $100.00
2019-12-16T04:25:28.266Z 2020-12-15T04:25:28.266Z USD 79.99
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Decent - by , Oct 14, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
The Trail Glove feels like it's built on a rock climbing shoe platform. The structure forces the foot into a somewhat supinated stance. I have very high arches and extremely narrow feet. Getting the laces tight enough was a challenge. It seems like a simple fix to make any shoe more accommodating by adding an extra row of lacing holes or tethers, not sure why no one has done this yet. In any case, they are very lightweight. I have been wearing the NB Minimus for quite awhile and decided I wanted to give Merrell a try. They both have their pros and cons. I feel that the Trail Glove offers more direct arch support through the sole of the shoe while the Minimus relies on the lacing harness. I cannot speak to the longevity of the soles, but the grip and feel/transfer is excellent. Not a fan of the shoe interior which becomes slippery/slimy with sweat. I prefer not to wear socks in a barefoot runner because BAREfoot runner, so it caused some problems for my personal preference. Overall I like the shoe, it does not translate very well to road surfaces but that's to be expected. I was able to complete mile long sections of road without too much trouble.

Decent

Oct 14, 2019
The Trail Glove feels like it's built on a rock climbing shoe platform. The structure forces the foot into a somewhat supinated stance. I have very high arches and extremely narrow feet. Getting the laces tight enough was a challenge. It seems like a simple fix to make any shoe more accommodating by adding an extra row of lacing holes or tethers, not sure why no one has done this yet. In any case, they are very lightweight. I have been wearing the NB Minimus for quite awhile and decided I wanted to give Merrell a try. They both have their pros and cons. I feel that the Trail Glove offers more direct arch support through the sole of the shoe while the Minimus relies on the lacing harness. I cannot speak to the longevity of the soles, but the grip and feel/transfer is excellent. Not a fan of the shoe interior which becomes slippery/slimy with sweat. I prefer not to wear socks in a barefoot runner because BAREfoot runner, so it caused some problems for my personal preference. Overall I like the shoe, it does not translate very well to road surfaces but that's to be expected. I was able to complete mile long sections of road without too much trouble.
Most comfortable shoe ever! - by , Oct 01, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Based on other reviews, I ordered a 1/2 size smaller than what I normally wear and it fits perfectly. Excellent construction and washes well. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the "barefoot" feel with good arch support.

Most comfortable shoe ever!

Oct 01, 2019
Based on other reviews, I ordered a 1/2 size smaller than what I normally wear and it fits perfectly. Excellent construction and washes well. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the "barefoot" feel with good arch support.
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Love this shoe - by , Sep 27, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I bought this for my partner after enjoying the Men's version so much. I sized mine down a half-size per the recommendation, and the worked great, but we bought her's at her regular size, and it was perfect for her. There is indeed a significant arch in these shoes. I have very flat feet and like to wear "barefoot" shoes, but my chiropractor said I should be wearing shoes with good arch support to help prevent back/posture problems later in life. And these feel great on my flat feet. My partner has very high natural arches, and they also feel great to her. So, shrug!

Love this shoe

Sep 27, 2019
I bought this for my partner after enjoying the Men's version so much. I sized mine down a half-size per the recommendation, and the worked great, but we bought her's at her regular size, and it was perfect for her. There is indeed a significant arch in these shoes. I have very flat feet and like to wear "barefoot" shoes, but my chiropractor said I should be wearing shoes with good arch support to help prevent back/posture problems later in life. And these feel great on my flat feet. My partner has very high natural arches, and they also feel great to her. So, shrug!
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Great hiking shoe! - by , Aug 27, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Bought these in Colorado and hiked to ice lakes the next day. Super comfy right off. I like the feel of the ground under my feet. I wore wool socks. We walked through some rivers and our feet felt dry within moments. Went through Arches also. Love them whole time. Usually I wear size 9-got these in 8.5. Definitely one of my best purchases. Bought another on line when I got home in a different color

Great hiking shoe!

Aug 27, 2019
Bought these in Colorado and hiked to ice lakes the next day. Super comfy right off. I like the feel of the ground under my feet. I wore wool socks. We walked through some rivers and our feet felt dry within moments. Went through Arches also. Love them whole time. Usually I wear size 9-got these in 8.5. Definitely one of my best purchases. Bought another on line when I got home in a different color
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Great for walking and running. Did not cause any joint pain - by , Aug 21, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is my 3rd pair of barefoot shoes. However this pair; with out toes, is a first for me. I love them! Super comfortable and has the right amount of support that I need. Now if Merrell could make a line of solid black barefoot with no shoestrings , I’d tell everyone I work with.

Great for walking and running. Did not cause any joint pain

Aug 21, 2019
This is my 3rd pair of barefoot shoes. However this pair; with out toes, is a first for me. I love them! Super comfortable and has the right amount of support that I need. Now if Merrell could make a line of solid black barefoot with no shoestrings , I’d tell everyone I work with.
This product is very comfortable. - by , Aug 16, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I appreciated the warning that the size ran a little large. I am rehabilitating after a knee injury, and these shoes provide good arch support while encouraging foot and ankle mobility and giving my calf muscles a great workout.

This product is very comfortable.

Aug 16, 2019
I appreciated the warning that the size ran a little large. I am rehabilitating after a knee injury, and these shoes provide good arch support while encouraging foot and ankle mobility and giving my calf muscles a great workout.
Favorite shoe - by , Aug 11, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I love this shoe. I work at a garden center and walk about 6 to 10 miles a day. These shoe are comfortable right out of the box and perform beautifully on all types of indoor and outdoor surfaces. I have purchased several pair in fun colors.

Favorite shoe

Aug 11, 2019
I love this shoe. I work at a garden center and walk about 6 to 10 miles a day. These shoe are comfortable right out of the box and perform beautifully on all types of indoor and outdoor surfaces. I have purchased several pair in fun colors.
Extremely Comfortable - by , Aug 05, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I love my Trail Glove's! This shoe has great arch support and is so comfortable. Would choose these shoes for a busy day or going on a long walk.

Extremely Comfortable

Aug 05, 2019
I love my Trail Glove's! This shoe has great arch support and is so comfortable. Would choose these shoes for a busy day or going on a long walk.
Ordered a half size up and they fit great! - by , Aug 02, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Great shoes...lightweight and very comfortable!

Ordered a half size up and they fit great!

Aug 02, 2019
Great shoes...lightweight and very comfortable!
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Doesn’t Hold Up - by , Jul 25, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
I purchased these shoes three months ago and wear them to work (nursing) and walking around my neighborhood. They get medium use. The fabric is already starting to come apart where the fabric bunches between the coating/design near inner side of the ball of the foot. I used to wear the pace glove and those would hold up over a year with the amount of use I put them through. Super disappointed in the quality of this product. I can’t recommend anyone buy these.

Doesn’t Hold Up

Jul 25, 2019
I purchased these shoes three months ago and wear them to work (nursing) and walking around my neighborhood. They get medium use. The fabric is already starting to come apart where the fabric bunches between the coating/design near inner side of the ball of the foot. I used to wear the pace glove and those would hold up over a year with the amount of use I put them through. Super disappointed in the quality of this product. I can’t recommend anyone buy these.
Merrell's reply

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