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Merrell Men's Ascend Glove Minimal Running Shoe


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Wild Dove
  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Vibram sole
  • 0mm heel-to-toe drop / 6mm Cush / 10.5mm Stack Height
  • MotionMesh optimizes breathability and range of motion
  • TrailProtect pad offers additional support
  • M-Select FRESH odor prevention
  • Wash as needed in cold water, air dry

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Merrell Men's Ascend Glove Trail Running Shoe


Ascend Glove


Shoe
Vibram
Fresh

Cushioned for longer runs and more demanding terrain, our lightweight and durable Ascend Glove shoe stays true to your natural stride with its barefoot profile. Charge over mountains and rocky terrain with its aggressive, grabby lug design and TrailProtect pad for extra off-road support.

  • ASIN: B00D7CHPI8
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 5 inches; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: Trail Running Shoe-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    So light and very comfortable.
    G. Clements
    They're my first barefoot running shoe and they felt great.
    thegoodlife
    Love the trail glove zero drop series shoes!
    Russell D.

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    30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Tully on June 9, 2013
    Color Name: RacerSize Name: 10.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I have been eagerly awaiting the release of these for a couple of months now. I fell in love with the original Merrell Barefoot Trail Gloves soon after trying them out and put well over 500 miles on them over the last 5 months or so. However I began graduating to longer distances and rougher terrain and began seeking out shoes with a bit more padding and protection. I originally opted for the Inov-8 Trailroc 235s because these had yet to come out. Unfortunately those really caused me a lot of foot pain and I couldn't avoid blisters in them despite using duct tape and 2 pairs of socks.

    Once I learned about these I was only too happy to throw my Inov-8s behind. After breaking them in for a week (I know I was glutton for punishment) I ran my first 50k over a very rocky and muddy course. I honestly couldn't believe how well they performed. I didn't have a single blister at the end of the race and experienced no discomfort whatsoever. I utilized no pre-blister treatment before or during the race, just one pair of injinji trail socks and I was set for the whole race (which took a staggering 7:26 thanks to some muddy conditions).

    In all fairness they do have a small downside in that they lack some traction that other shoes in this class have. But given how comfortable they are and how well they fit compared to some of those other shoes in that class it's really a no-brainer for me.

    In summary, if you've enjoyed the Merrell Trail Gloves or M-Connect series and are looking for something a bit tougher or with a bit more cushioning; these are the EXACT shoes for you.

    Update 3/19/14:

    Ended up using these for a cold marathon in late October in Canada and was still thoroughly impressed with the comfort they provided.
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    25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By bigfoot on September 7, 2013
    Color Name: RacerSize Name: 15 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I've had my ascend gloves for a while now and really like their wide forefoot fit. The sole is much grippier than Merrell's trail glove and affords much more protection from rocks and roots while still keeping a nice minimal feel. The one MAJOR drawback is the durability of the upper. I have minimal sole wear, but the uppers are already falling apart. They are made of a flimsy, cheap looking mesh that is at its weakest on either side of the forefoot. Whether you under or overpronate these uppers are likely to blow out.

    I really don't know what Merrell's designers were thinking with these uppers. With a more durable design these would be the perfect trail shoe for me.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melatoninlol on May 20, 2014
    Color Name: Horizon Blue/LimeSize Name: 13 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    This is my second pair of Merrell Trail-Running shoes, and I'm now fully convinced that these are not really shoes, but the remolded and chopped off feet of wizards. They fit my foot perfectly, I barely even feel like I'm wearing shoes (which in turns makes me more mischievous), and I swear that if I tried hard enough, I could probably levitate. 5 stars.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mercuryman on September 10, 2013
    Color Name: Black/TangaSize Name: 10.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I love Merrells! I have been wearing Merrells for 12 to 14 years for work and play. Decided to take a chance on the new ascends for trail running and they did not disappoint great traction when climbing or descending. Very grippy when jumping from rock to rock.
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    11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By dore Thornton on March 24, 2014
    Color Name: Wild DoveSize Name: 10 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    Coming from the OG trail glove, which I run in exclusively, I was very pleased. There was nothing to get used to or tweak with these. My running terrain is usually very rocky and steep and I appreciated the couple extra millimeters of cushion on these, big difference. We will see how long they last. So far good shoes.
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    11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Laval on November 10, 2013
    Color Name: Black/TangaSize Name: 10.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I've been using Merrell's minimal running shoes for about three years. I used them for training and running two marathons. I have not had a single blister. This is the third pair I bought mainly for winter conditions. The first time I put them on for a day long hiking, and they worked well.
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    21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By N. Cadle on October 8, 2013
    Color Name: Black/TangaSize Name: 7 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    The Ascend is a a bit stiffer than the Trail Glove, which is still my favorite-fitting shoe ever. However, it also has better grip which I really notice on slippery rocky paths. The rock plates give protection from loose and pointy rocks, which I appreciate. For someone not used to minimalist shoes it would probably feel incredibly light and comfortable. For someone used to minimalist footwear, it feels good and safe, while still being light and fairly flexible. These are for the places where Trail Gloves start to be not quite aggressive enough.
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    7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Baxter on April 7, 2014
    Color Name: RacerSize Name: 9 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I've seen a couple people complain about the large toe area, but I think I've figured out it's purpose.
    It's not that someone at Merrell has large feet, it's that this is what barefoot running is supposed to feel like!

    The shoe lets your toes splay out as they hit the ground. They can curl this way and that. It makes the experience similar to that of barefoot on flat ground.
    It also grips your angle very well. Maybe you were thinking that with all that toe room your feet would be flopping around, think again! It's a great snug fit, not too tight, and truly holds the shoe on like a "glove".

    Only reason I'm docking a star is because the shoe actually does feel like your wearing a shoe. I haven't experimented with other Merrell shoes yet, but this one has enough padding for you to really notice the show on your foot. For some people this is desired, but for others looking for that true minimal feel, I suggest going with a different Merrell shoe or a different shoe altogether.
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