Vapor Glove 4, Black, dynamic
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2020-06-02T12:02:06.961Z 2021-06-02T12:02:06.961Z USD 63.99
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So Minimal - by , May 18, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
I have been running with fairly minimal running shoes, but these were a little more minimal than perhaps my feet are ready for. I had gotten into the routine of mostly running on a treadmill and my previous pair of shoes were a bit less minimal than these. The shoes I had been running in also began to fall apart faster as covid-19 drove me outside. The new Merrills are so thin that I am developing callouses on my feet. I think this may be a good thing long term, but I am coming to the conclusion I can't run in them every day until my feet adjust. The shoes fit like a dream and I set a personal record the first time I wore them.

So Minimal

May 18, 2020
I have been running with fairly minimal running shoes, but these were a little more minimal than perhaps my feet are ready for. I had gotten into the routine of mostly running on a treadmill and my previous pair of shoes were a bit less minimal than these. The shoes I had been running in also began to fall apart faster as covid-19 drove me outside. The new Merrills are so thin that I am developing callouses on my feet. I think this may be a good thing long term, but I am coming to the conclusion I can't run in them every day until my feet adjust. The shoes fit like a dream and I set a personal record the first time I wore them.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your review! We'd be very happy to assist in helping you find the right pair of Merrells. Please feel free to reach out to the team at (800) 288-3124.

Frustrating that Merrill's sizing runs differently from style to style - by , May 16, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
I love the Trail Gloves and when those weren't available in my size I ordered a pair of the Vapor Gloves but they run bigger. I found this to be the case in the past when I ordered another style that wasn't the Vapor Glove. Trail Gloves are also sturdier and better for walking / running. Will send the Vapor Gloves back and wait for the Trail Gloves. It would be so nice if sizing (in length) ran true in all the Merrell styles.

Frustrating that Merrill's sizing runs differently from style to style

May 16, 2020
I love the Trail Gloves and when those weren't available in my size I ordered a pair of the Vapor Gloves but they run bigger. I found this to be the case in the past when I ordered another style that wasn't the Vapor Glove. Trail Gloves are also sturdier and better for walking / running. Will send the Vapor Gloves back and wait for the Trail Gloves. It would be so nice if sizing (in length) ran true in all the Merrell styles.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your feedback as well as knowing what you are looking for in our footwear. We'd also be very happy to assist in any way we are able. Please feel free to reach out to the team at (800) 288-3124.

Super comfortable shoes - by , May 12, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
These are truly barefoot. They are super comfortable shoes, and you can feel everything that is underneath your feet. If you want to feel like you have socks with sole, these are the shoes for you. I use them around the house and for work. I work standing and walking for 8:30 hours straight, and they have proven to be superior. At first you need to train your calf for endurance. After you reach that point, it will be all joy. You cannot go wrong with them.

Super comfortable shoes

May 12, 2020
These are truly barefoot. They are super comfortable shoes, and you can feel everything that is underneath your feet. If you want to feel like you have socks with sole, these are the shoes for you. I use them around the house and for work. I work standing and walking for 8:30 hours straight, and they have proven to be superior. At first you need to train your calf for endurance. After you reach that point, it will be all joy. You cannot go wrong with them.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your review!

Great fit & feel, poor durability - by , May 11, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
The fit and feel of these Vapor Glove 4’s have been the best of any minimalist shoe I’ve used since I began wearing them in 2008/2009. As great as they are fit-wise the vapor gloves have been steadily diminishing in their durability compared to their Road Glove predecessor. I average 25-30 miles per week, on road with lots of hills and my pair of VG 4’s started to wear through in about 6 weeks. I’m sure the downhill portion of the paved hills I run play a significant role in that. If you’re looking for a true glove like fit and minimalist feel than these are it, just don’t expect much durability.

Great fit & feel, poor durability

May 11, 2020
The fit and feel of these Vapor Glove 4’s have been the best of any minimalist shoe I’ve used since I began wearing them in 2008/2009. As great as they are fit-wise the vapor gloves have been steadily diminishing in their durability compared to their Road Glove predecessor. I average 25-30 miles per week, on road with lots of hills and my pair of VG 4’s started to wear through in about 6 weeks. I’m sure the downhill portion of the paved hills I run play a significant role in that. If you’re looking for a true glove like fit and minimalist feel than these are it, just don’t expect much durability.
Merrell's reply

We're sorry to hear about your experience. Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? Give the Merrell team a ring at (800) 288-3124.

Good product out of the box - by , May 10, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
Good minimalist shoe so far a week in. Feels a touch larger than other same size Merrells, but only when I think about it. The laces are more elastic than my past shoes, but they are holding up with only a few miles on them so far.

Good product out of the box

May 10, 2020
Good minimalist shoe so far a week in. Feels a touch larger than other same size Merrells, but only when I think about it. The laces are more elastic than my past shoes, but they are holding up with only a few miles on them so far.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for sharing!

Most comfortable shoes I’ve worn in years - by , May 08, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
These shoes are amazing. I’ve been dealing with sural nerve pain and unable to get comfortable in nearly any shoe for almost six years. I’ve had little to know pain since I received these. These shoes feel so good I’d probably pay three or four times what they cost.

Most comfortable shoes I’ve worn in years

May 08, 2020
These shoes are amazing. I’ve been dealing with sural nerve pain and unable to get comfortable in nearly any shoe for almost six years. I’ve had little to know pain since I received these. These shoes feel so good I’d probably pay three or four times what they cost.
Merrell's reply

So glad to hear they are keeping your feet comfortable, Ben!

Great Shoe! - by , May 08, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I ordered 1/2 size down based on previous reviews. They fit perfectly and are comfortable all day.

Great Shoe!

May 08, 2020
I ordered 1/2 size down based on previous reviews. They fit perfectly and are comfortable all day.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for sharing!

Works for me - by , May 07, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I have had trouble with the women’s shoe pressing on the top of my big toe. The men’s version has more room in the toe box and works for me. I wear these for long hikes and they are holding up well.

Works for me

May 07, 2020
I have had trouble with the women’s shoe pressing on the top of my big toe. The men’s version has more room in the toe box and works for me. I wear these for long hikes and they are holding up well.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for sharing your experience with Merrells! I'm sure it will be helpful to future customers!

i consider it merrells only barefoot shoe - by , May 06, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
these are superb a cut above the rest of merrells "barefoot" shoes. These offer the closest to barefoot you can get from merrell everything else has way too much padding under my foot i cant stand the trail gloves and although i love my luna 3 leathers i would never run trails in them (theyre for work). I want the rocks cutting thru my soles and these are the only ones that offer me this. Also the fit are perfect if you know your actual shoe size. I have to get a few more pairs before these become unavailable and i become limited to luna sandals for running.

i consider it merrells only barefoot shoe

May 06, 2020
these are superb a cut above the rest of merrells "barefoot" shoes. These offer the closest to barefoot you can get from merrell everything else has way too much padding under my foot i cant stand the trail gloves and although i love my luna 3 leathers i would never run trails in them (theyre for work). I want the rocks cutting thru my soles and these are the only ones that offer me this. Also the fit are perfect if you know your actual shoe size. I have to get a few more pairs before these become unavailable and i become limited to luna sandals for running.
Merrell's reply

Thank you for your review!

Very cool looking shoe - by , May 02, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
My daughter has enjoyed her trail gloves for quite a some time now and once my crazy-growing son can figure out what size he is, I think he'll love his, too!

Very cool looking shoe

May 02, 2020
My daughter has enjoyed her trail gloves for quite a some time now and once my crazy-growing son can figure out what size he is, I think he'll love his, too!
Merrell's reply

Thank you for sharing! We hope he loves them, too!