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These Vapor Gloves are Wonderful - by , Jul 05, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
These shoes are ideal for my active lifestyle. I’m a personal trainer and I also run in ultra marathons. The Vapor Gloves have a barefoot feel and therefore allow for natural movements and maximum mobility. I don’t get fatigued when wearing these shoes.

These Vapor Gloves are Wonderful

Jul 05, 2019
These shoes are ideal for my active lifestyle. I’m a personal trainer and I also run in ultra marathons. The Vapor Gloves have a barefoot feel and therefore allow for natural movements and maximum mobility. I don’t get fatigued when wearing these shoes.
Fits nicely, walks worse - by , Jul 01, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
The shoes fit and feel nicely and lightly around my feet. Sizing is fine, and so are the materials and craftmanship. I enjoy walking barefoot, both inside and outside. However, after 5 minutes in these vapors, my feet hurt. The sole in the middle of my feet is thicker than at the sides (and I have even narrow feet). It feels like I am standing and walking at a narrow ridge. Not a barefoot-experience in my case. To bad, because I like these shoes. I returned then nevertheless.

Fits nicely, walks worse

Jul 01, 2019
The shoes fit and feel nicely and lightly around my feet. Sizing is fine, and so are the materials and craftmanship. I enjoy walking barefoot, both inside and outside. However, after 5 minutes in these vapors, my feet hurt. The sole in the middle of my feet is thicker than at the sides (and I have even narrow feet). It feels like I am standing and walking at a narrow ridge. Not a barefoot-experience in my case. To bad, because I like these shoes. I returned then nevertheless.
Merrell's reply

We're sorry to hear these weren't the ones for you. We hope you'll give us another chance!

Very light but durable - by , Jun 26, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Great ground feel. They can handle moderate trails and even gravel as long as it’s tight compacted gravel. If it’s loosely spaced gravel, it’s going to be painful as they truly have a barefoot feel. Durability seems to be better with this than previous models. These ran true to size for me.

Very light but durable

Jun 26, 2019
Great ground feel. They can handle moderate trails and even gravel as long as it’s tight compacted gravel. If it’s loosely spaced gravel, it’s going to be painful as they truly have a barefoot feel. Durability seems to be better with this than previous models. These ran true to size for me.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Super comfortable but very poor durability. - by , Jun 23, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I purchased these through a different retailer, but figured it was worth putting the review here as well. I bought these to replace my Trail Glove 4s that I have had over a year and loved. I'd thought about the Vapor Gloves in the past, but many reviews stated poor durability of the uppers as an issue which kept me from trying them out. When the Vapor Glove 4s came out, however, I decided to give them a shot. The good: Most comfortable, best foot/road feel, lightest weight, and favorite shoes I've ever worn. Sizing was perfect for me with thin running socks (I normally wear a 12 and stuck with a 12 for these). They are a little large the couple of times I ran without socks, but I could tighten them up a little and they still work great. Durability of the uppers is great. I've only run on road with them, so they haven't been beat up too much, but there was not even a hint of the upper separating or pulling apart like my TG4s did after a few months. If not for the bad below, I would say these are the greatest shoes ever made. The bad: After only ~120 miles of running plus a couple days of wearing them at work I wore a hole completely through the sole of the left shoe and ~95% of the way through the right shoe, both on the outer sides of the shoes under the ball of the foot. After wearing a hole in the sole, it split ~3/4 of an inch where the sole and side of the shoe meet. The right sole is paper thin and I could probably have pushed through it easily. Fortunately, the company I bought them from's return policy and staff are amazing and they replaced the shoes no questions asked. I contemplated trying different shoes, but I really, really want these shoes to work out so I got the same shoes again. I'm really hoping the first pair was a fluke and these will hold up better. If they last a lot longer I will gladly update these to 5 stars, but if these new shoes struggle with durability also, I'll have to try something new to replace them.

Super comfortable but very poor durability.

Jun 23, 2019
I purchased these through a different retailer, but figured it was worth putting the review here as well. I bought these to replace my Trail Glove 4s that I have had over a year and loved. I'd thought about the Vapor Gloves in the past, but many reviews stated poor durability of the uppers as an issue which kept me from trying them out. When the Vapor Glove 4s came out, however, I decided to give them a shot. The good: Most comfortable, best foot/road feel, lightest weight, and favorite shoes I've ever worn. Sizing was perfect for me with thin running socks (I normally wear a 12 and stuck with a 12 for these). They are a little large the couple of times I ran without socks, but I could tighten them up a little and they still work great. Durability of the uppers is great. I've only run on road with them, so they haven't been beat up too much, but there was not even a hint of the upper separating or pulling apart like my TG4s did after a few months. If not for the bad below, I would say these are the greatest shoes ever made. The bad: After only ~120 miles of running plus a couple days of wearing them at work I wore a hole completely through the sole of the left shoe and ~95% of the way through the right shoe, both on the outer sides of the shoes under the ball of the foot. After wearing a hole in the sole, it split ~3/4 of an inch where the sole and side of the shoe meet. The right sole is paper thin and I could probably have pushed through it easily. Fortunately, the company I bought them from's return policy and staff are amazing and they replaced the shoes no questions asked. I contemplated trying different shoes, but I really, really want these shoes to work out so I got the same shoes again. I'm really hoping the first pair was a fluke and these will hold up better. If they last a lot longer I will gladly update these to 5 stars, but if these new shoes struggle with durability also, I'll have to try something new to replace them.
Merrell's reply

We would love the opportunity to do all we can to help. To quickly start the warranty process, please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page link here and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form give the team a call at 800.288.3124. Thank you.

Awesome fit and feel - by , Jun 17, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
My go to shoes for every day. Running is comfortable with a good amount of road feel without bulk or restrictions. They dry pretty quickly when I jump into a bog on the trail.

Awesome fit and feel

Jun 17, 2019
My go to shoes for every day. Running is comfortable with a good amount of road feel without bulk or restrictions. They dry pretty quickly when I jump into a bog on the trail.
Merrell's reply

We appreciate your purchase. Thanks for choosing Merrell!

Comfortable - by , Jun 17, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Shoe works great for walking and running, feels like walking barefeet

Comfortable

Jun 17, 2019
Shoe works great for walking and running, feels like walking barefeet
Merrell's reply

We appreciate your purchase. Thank you!

Big fan, great shoe - by , May 20, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I loved the vapor glove 2 what an amazing shoe. The 4 is great but the sole and the material of the 2 will always be my standard I look for. Nonetheless I am very happy.

Big fan, great shoe

May 20, 2019
I loved the vapor glove 2 what an amazing shoe. The 4 is great but the sole and the material of the 2 will always be my standard I look for. Nonetheless I am very happy.
Merrell's reply

We appreciate your loyalty for our Vapor Glove series!

A hole in the sole after 53 miles - by , May 20, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
Been happy with the VG2 and 3. My 3s lasted almost 600 miles before a hole appeared in the sole. Just got these VG 4s a few weeks ago and there's a hole in both soles with less than 60 miles on the shoe. Very disappointed.

A hole in the sole after 53 miles

May 20, 2019
Been happy with the VG2 and 3. My 3s lasted almost 600 miles before a hole appeared in the sole. Just got these VG 4s a few weeks ago and there's a hole in both soles with less than 60 miles on the shoe. Very disappointed.
Merrell's reply

We stand behind our products and we would love the opportunity to help. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form, give the team a call at 800.288.3124. Thank you.

My new favorite shoe - by , May 16, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I can wear them all day at work. I feel great at the end of the day. Very comfortable.

My new favorite shoe

May 16, 2019
I can wear them all day at work. I feel great at the end of the day. Very comfortable.
Merrell's reply

We love being your favorite!

Lightweight and comfortable - by , May 15, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
Very lightweight and comfortable. A lot of room in the toe box, so very comfortable. The only issue is, it's not as stable feeling in the heel as the vapor glove 3, though it is lighter weight and more comfortable in the upper than the vapor glove 3.

Lightweight and comfortable

May 15, 2019
Very lightweight and comfortable. A lot of room in the toe box, so very comfortable. The only issue is, it's not as stable feeling in the heel as the vapor glove 3, though it is lighter weight and more comfortable in the upper than the vapor glove 3.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your feedback Michael! Give us a buzz at 800.288.3124 if there's anything we can do.