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These shoes are good for weight lifting and squats - by , Mar 05, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing vapor glove shoes for several years, and I buy at least three pairs every year. Good for workout. The colors are nice, I wear them to work too. Will keep buying them as long as they still make them.

These shoes are good for weight lifting and squats

Mar 05, 2019
I have been wearing vapor glove shoes for several years, and I buy at least three pairs every year. Good for workout. The colors are nice, I wear them to work too. Will keep buying them as long as they still make them.
Merrell's reply

You can count on us to keep them coming for you! Thanks for your purchase!

Great Update - by , Apr 09, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I have been wearing Vapor Gloves for tarmac running for the past few years. The previous models commonly had wear and breakdown of the upper materials. The updated upper material on this model seems much more durable. Great job Merrell. Please keep these coming!

Great Update

Apr 09, 2019
I have been wearing Vapor Gloves for tarmac running for the past few years. The previous models commonly had wear and breakdown of the upper materials. The updated upper material on this model seems much more durable. Great job Merrell. Please keep these coming!
Merrell's reply

We strive to deliver the very best! Thank you!

Very comfortable with wide toe box - by , Apr 11, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is my third pair of vapor gloves along with an equal number of trail gloves. The most practical running shoes once your stride and foot musculature have adequately adapted.

Very comfortable with wide toe box

Apr 11, 2019
This is my third pair of vapor gloves along with an equal number of trail gloves. The most practical running shoes once your stride and foot musculature have adequately adapted.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for the great feedback! #RunningOn

my fourth pair - by , Apr 13, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I hike with these shoes it almost like being barefoot

my fourth pair

Apr 13, 2019
I hike with these shoes it almost like being barefoot
Vapor Glove May 2019 review - by , May 02, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Summary: I really like this shoe. Will update on durability. Details: I was looking for a minimalist shoe to do a number of things in, mostly workout, but also all around use when I needed something more than a flip flop but less than a full shoe such as light hiking or athletic activities. Although I was not planning in regular use in water, I desired something that would dry quickly if it became wet or had to be used in water unplanned. I did not like the construction of most of the water shoes, they were too rubbery and warm causing the foot to sweat. I needed something with zero drop for squatting and other training. Like: Wearing the shoe is like going barefoot but with protection, it is light and I can feel the ground without hurting my foot from stepping on something pointed, hard, etc. Material, not cotton but feels like cotton, does not make my feet overheat or sweat, but will breath and dry out quickly. Grip, cleats are big enough to provide proper traction when needed but not too big to interfere with training, squating or wearing for other normal activities. So far, this seems to be the perfect shoe based on what I was looking for. Dislike: The shoe ran a little large, I wear a size 10 but the 10 was too large and I exchanged for a 9.5 which fit well. Exchange process was easy. I do not particularly like the color swirl and would prefer a solid color i.e. straight black or blue. Open: Durability, at this point I have been wearing these shoes for about 6 weeks, so I have yet to see how well they will hold up. I have read a few past reports about the earlier versions of this shoe wearing out quickly and will update this review with photos in 6 to 9 months as based on indoor use only, the shoe is still relatively new at this time.

Vapor Glove May 2019 review

May 02, 2019
Summary: I really like this shoe. Will update on durability. Details: I was looking for a minimalist shoe to do a number of things in, mostly workout, but also all around use when I needed something more than a flip flop but less than a full shoe such as light hiking or athletic activities. Although I was not planning in regular use in water, I desired something that would dry quickly if it became wet or had to be used in water unplanned. I did not like the construction of most of the water shoes, they were too rubbery and warm causing the foot to sweat. I needed something with zero drop for squatting and other training. Like: Wearing the shoe is like going barefoot but with protection, it is light and I can feel the ground without hurting my foot from stepping on something pointed, hard, etc. Material, not cotton but feels like cotton, does not make my feet overheat or sweat, but will breath and dry out quickly. Grip, cleats are big enough to provide proper traction when needed but not too big to interfere with training, squating or wearing for other normal activities. So far, this seems to be the perfect shoe based on what I was looking for. Dislike: The shoe ran a little large, I wear a size 10 but the 10 was too large and I exchanged for a 9.5 which fit well. Exchange process was easy. I do not particularly like the color swirl and would prefer a solid color i.e. straight black or blue. Open: Durability, at this point I have been wearing these shoes for about 6 weeks, so I have yet to see how well they will hold up. I have read a few past reports about the earlier versions of this shoe wearing out quickly and will update this review with photos in 6 to 9 months as based on indoor use only, the shoe is still relatively new at this time.
Merrell's reply

We truly appreciate your thorough feedback. Thank you! 😊

I wish this was the only shoe I needed - by , May 12, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
For real if there was a cold weather version of this shoe I would wear that since New England winter is the only thing that prevents from wearing them year round. If sneakers were acceptable as a part of a professional outfit, I would wear them daily to work too. This is the at least the third pair I've bought even though my last pair isn't worn out yet. I wear them not just to run but to walk around all day on concrete. The sole takes forever to wear out, I think my oldest pair lasted a little over 2.5 years of 9 months/year, daily and day long wear walking around on concrete. For a sole that's only a few millimeters of thickness that's impressive. My feet feel great at the end of the day, with or without socks. They're so airy and light but provide just enough protection from rough ground. I wear them straight into rivers and can walk around afterward comfortably without worrying about the shoe being wrecked. I walked 5 miles on concrete in them yesterday and they're brilliant. As long as Merrell keeps making these I'm going to keep getting them.

I wish this was the only shoe I needed

May 12, 2019
For real if there was a cold weather version of this shoe I would wear that since New England winter is the only thing that prevents from wearing them year round. If sneakers were acceptable as a part of a professional outfit, I would wear them daily to work too. This is the at least the third pair I've bought even though my last pair isn't worn out yet. I wear them not just to run but to walk around all day on concrete. The sole takes forever to wear out, I think my oldest pair lasted a little over 2.5 years of 9 months/year, daily and day long wear walking around on concrete. For a sole that's only a few millimeters of thickness that's impressive. My feet feel great at the end of the day, with or without socks. They're so airy and light but provide just enough protection from rough ground. I wear them straight into rivers and can walk around afterward comfortably without worrying about the shoe being wrecked. I walked 5 miles on concrete in them yesterday and they're brilliant. As long as Merrell keeps making these I'm going to keep getting them.
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!

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!

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!

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.