Vapor Glove 4, Black, dynamic
$55.99 - $80.00
2019-09-18T09:54:20.756Z 2020-09-17T09:54:20.756Z USD 55.99
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Best shoes so far - by , Sep 09, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is the best Merrel shoes I have bought specifically for its Vibram sole which really feels like walking barefoot. I thought I would never get the same feel and quality from the old one I had that is worned out beyond use, LOL.

Best shoes so far

Sep 09, 2019
This is the best Merrel shoes I have bought specifically for its Vibram sole which really feels like walking barefoot. I thought I would never get the same feel and quality from the old one I had that is worned out beyond use, LOL.
Overall great barefoot shoe. - by , Sep 06, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is a great barefoot shoe. Definitely give yourself some time to adjust if this is your intro into minimalist shoes. The shoes run a but small. I had to order a whole size down. Other than that, they're perfect.

Overall great barefoot shoe.

Sep 06, 2019
This is a great barefoot shoe. Definitely give yourself some time to adjust if this is your intro into minimalist shoes. The shoes run a but small. I had to order a whole size down. Other than that, they're perfect.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Great product - by , Sep 06, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Love wearing these outdoors when I’m out walking and fishing.

Great product

Sep 06, 2019
Love wearing these outdoors when I’m out walking and fishing.
Very comfortable and would like to buy another one. Fits well easy to wash - by , Sep 05, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
Got it fast by mail. Very comfortable and light. Bought another pair. Strongly recommend

Very comfortable and would like to buy another one. Fits well easy to wash

Sep 05, 2019
Got it fast by mail. Very comfortable and light. Bought another pair. Strongly recommend
Something Smells - by , Sep 04, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I purchased 2 pair of these as I wore Trail Gloves for years and loved them. Every thing about the shoes are great from a "bare-foot" perspective as well as a good value perspective. That is, quality, durability, design. HOWEVER, these shoes smell! After wearing them for only a short while they began to smell. I am sure it is from my feet, however I have never had this problem with ANY other shoes. Washing them in the washing machine did not get all of the smell out, though it did get better. So, there is something about the insole that is not up to the older Merrell standards.

Something Smells

Sep 04, 2019
I purchased 2 pair of these as I wore Trail Gloves for years and loved them. Every thing about the shoes are great from a "bare-foot" perspective as well as a good value perspective. That is, quality, durability, design. HOWEVER, these shoes smell! After wearing them for only a short while they began to smell. I am sure it is from my feet, however I have never had this problem with ANY other shoes. Washing them in the washing machine did not get all of the smell out, though it did get better. So, there is something about the insole that is not up to the older Merrell standards.
Merrell's reply

Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? 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!

essentially the shoes are advertized - by , Sep 03, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
lightweight, good fit and comfortable to wear. definite bare foot feel and the uninitiated may wish to spend time getting used to feeling the ground under your feet. color as expected from web pictures easy to travel with and looks good with most outfits.

essentially the shoes are advertized

Sep 03, 2019
lightweight, good fit and comfortable to wear. definite bare foot feel and the uninitiated may wish to spend time getting used to feeling the ground under your feet. color as expected from web pictures easy to travel with and looks good with most outfits.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your feedback!

Minimalist - by , Sep 03, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I have yet to test them on the trail to discern full quality, however the lettering on the insole immediately wore off. I'm not experiencing any drop, but a half size smaller would have fit perfectly. Overall, I'm satisfied.

Minimalist

Sep 03, 2019
I have yet to test them on the trail to discern full quality, however the lettering on the insole immediately wore off. I'm not experiencing any drop, but a half size smaller would have fit perfectly. Overall, I'm satisfied.
Very light to feel - by , Sep 02, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
It was really light weighted. When they said it would feel so bare footed it does so too!!

Very light to feel

Sep 02, 2019
It was really light weighted. When they said it would feel so bare footed it does so too!!
A Great Introduction to Minimalist Footwear - by , Aug 30, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
TLDR at the bottom If you wanted a detailed review of this shoe then you've arrived at the correct comment. This is the second type of minimalist shoe I've ever owned and the So, let's start from the bottom and move up from there. The outsole is incredibly flexible and I have minimal difficulty feeling the ground beneath my feet as I'm walking about. I have not run much in them yet. But, from the running I have done, I am able to grip the ground with my toes much better than a normal shoe and I feel that the sole flexes with me instead of against me. The insole is a great mixture of smooth/comfortable and supportive as needed. My first day wearing these I walked through heavy rain and that kept my feet pretty wet for the rest of the day. However, I was sitting in class for several hours so I couldn't easily air them out. That was the only time where I felt like I couldn't get a good grip on the insole as I was walking around. I've also noticed that the inner arch of the shoe can almost act as an arch support depending on how you move your foot. But, nothing to write home about. The upper is where I hang onto a star. I love how comfortable it feels against the top of my foot and how it doesn't interfere with normal movement. However, it's incredibly warm if you're out and about in the humid summer weather. Also, in the gym I've noticed my feet get rather warm/sweaty whenever I'm really putting in some work. So, I would have liked to see better ventilation. Last note: double check your sizing and make sure it feels comfortable. I normally wear 10-11s so I tried on a 10.5 and right where the laces started is where my toe crease started and that made it incredibly uncomfortable to walk/run. However, the 11s fit perfectly with about a thumb width between the tip of my toe and the front of the shoe. No further issues here! Finally, the laces are awesome and I love how secure they are. I feel a bit like they're going to rip prematurely on me because of the material they're made out of. But, for now I plan to enjoy them. Overall, awesome shoes and I'm so glad I got them as some of my first minimalist shoes. I loved these so much that I ordered another pair before the sale ended. TLDR: awesome shoes, do well when wet, secure and comfy, get a bit warm without great ventilation, liked them so much I bought 2 pairs.

A Great Introduction to Minimalist Footwear

Aug 30, 2019
TLDR at the bottom If you wanted a detailed review of this shoe then you've arrived at the correct comment. This is the second type of minimalist shoe I've ever owned and the So, let's start from the bottom and move up from there. The outsole is incredibly flexible and I have minimal difficulty feeling the ground beneath my feet as I'm walking about. I have not run much in them yet. But, from the running I have done, I am able to grip the ground with my toes much better than a normal shoe and I feel that the sole flexes with me instead of against me. The insole is a great mixture of smooth/comfortable and supportive as needed. My first day wearing these I walked through heavy rain and that kept my feet pretty wet for the rest of the day. However, I was sitting in class for several hours so I couldn't easily air them out. That was the only time where I felt like I couldn't get a good grip on the insole as I was walking around. I've also noticed that the inner arch of the shoe can almost act as an arch support depending on how you move your foot. But, nothing to write home about. The upper is where I hang onto a star. I love how comfortable it feels against the top of my foot and how it doesn't interfere with normal movement. However, it's incredibly warm if you're out and about in the humid summer weather. Also, in the gym I've noticed my feet get rather warm/sweaty whenever I'm really putting in some work. So, I would have liked to see better ventilation. Last note: double check your sizing and make sure it feels comfortable. I normally wear 10-11s so I tried on a 10.5 and right where the laces started is where my toe crease started and that made it incredibly uncomfortable to walk/run. However, the 11s fit perfectly with about a thumb width between the tip of my toe and the front of the shoe. No further issues here! Finally, the laces are awesome and I love how secure they are. I feel a bit like they're going to rip prematurely on me because of the material they're made out of. But, for now I plan to enjoy them. Overall, awesome shoes and I'm so glad I got them as some of my first minimalist shoes. I loved these so much that I ordered another pair before the sale ended. TLDR: awesome shoes, do well when wet, secure and comfy, get a bit warm without great ventilation, liked them so much I bought 2 pairs.
Merrell's reply

Thanks for your awesome feedback!

My new favorite OCR shoes! - by , Aug 29, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I recently tried the vapor glove 4 for the first time, and wore them to an obstacle course race. I have been looking for a comfortable shoe that has a barefoot feel to them (I personally need this option for balance obstacles), and flexibility and grip- these shoes definitely fit the bill! I love these shoes, and I’ll definitely be buying some more for ninja warrior training and obstacle course racing!

My new favorite OCR shoes!

Aug 29, 2019
I recently tried the vapor glove 4 for the first time, and wore them to an obstacle course race. I have been looking for a comfortable shoe that has a barefoot feel to them (I personally need this option for balance obstacles), and flexibility and grip- these shoes definitely fit the bill! I love these shoes, and I’ll definitely be buying some more for ninja warrior training and obstacle course racing!
Merrell's reply

This is awesome! Thanks for the great review!