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Merrell Women's Bare Access Arc 3 Trail Running Shoe


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Great smooth runs, super comfortable shoes, no break in needed and fit true to size.
Scott Kline | Fit: As expected
It fits perfectly, requires no break in time, is light weight, and still offers some cushion.
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I like these shoes because they fit me well, and are comfortable to wear all day.
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Black/Silver
  • Synthetic
  • Imported
  • Vibram sole
  • Weight: 11 oz
  • 0mm heel-to-toe drop / 8mm cushion / 13.5mm stack height
  • M Select Fresh odor control-treated mesh lining
  • Machine washable in cold water (gentle cycle, air dry
  • For long-distance runners and those new to zero drop footwear, Merrell infuses the Arc 3 with extra toe and heel cushion.

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Product Description

Merrell Women's Bare Access Arc 3 Trail Running Shoe


Bare Access Arc 3


Shoe
Vibram
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If you’re a distance runner or new on the path to barefoot running, our Bare Access Arc 3 zero drop running shoes give you a barefoot feel by letting your feet land flat, while offering more toe to heel cushioning. The easy-wash breathable mesh upper hugs your feet and keeps them cool and fresh. Reflective details keep you seen on the streets.

  • ASIN: B00E8FPTD6
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 5 inches; 6.1 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: BARE ACCESS ARC 3-W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Shoe are very light and comfortable.
    aheff
    One reason for this I think is because the toe box is wide enough that my foot has room to spread.
    sandy1beach
    There is more support in the arch than I'm used to, but I like it!
    Rachel

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Crystal on April 9, 2014
    Color Name: Sleet/Scuba BlueSize Name: 9 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    The Merrell Women's Bare Access Arc 3 Trail Running Shoe was a great purchase! I have worn different types of Merrell athletic shoes in the past... and all of them are great, but these are fabulous! I love everything about them - the fit, the color, the durability - it's all good. These shoes are great for those who want the "barefoot" feel without going 100% barefoot. I wear these shoes for walking/running on pavement and dirt trails. There is just enough support to be comfortable, but thin enough to feel somewhat barefoot. Great fit all around. I do have narrow heels and high arches, and they fit my foot perfectly... so someone with a wide and/or flat foot may not be quite as comfortable.
    I may just order another pair as a back-up when these get worn out!
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    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By sarahbeeeee on June 17, 2014
    Color Name: Purple/GrenadineSize Name: 7.5 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    Just got these shoes a few days ago. I've already taken a few walks in them and they are so adorable. As for comfort and support, there's really not much to them. I can't tell much difference between wearing these and wearing my Old Navy flip flops that cost a couple bucks, so if I was a runner using these everyday for running, it might be a different story. But I just use them for walking around the neighborhood, plus sheer looks and adorableness, and for that purpose, they are perfect. :) About the size - I'm usually either a 7.5 or 8. In these shoes, the 7.5 fit perfectly and the 8 I tried on in a store was actually too big. I know some other reviewers commented that they had to size up, but not for me (and I usually do size up for Merrell too). One last thing - the price for these fluctuates a lot on here. If you watch it for a week or so, you'll probably get a great price. These sell in the store for about $90. They're normally on Amazon for around $75, but the price occasionally drops to around $55 which is when I bought them. Super score! ;)
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joni K on August 25, 2014
    Color Name: Ice/Paradise PinkSize Name: 7.5 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    I have serious arthritis in my feet and getting shoes that fit and are comfortable is difficult. These are amazing. I have them in 4 different colors and wear them all the time. It takes a few moments t get used to the "barefoot" fit rather than the soft gel fit of many runners, but these are truly comfortable for me. Each foot is different. but this sure works for me.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Laurent on June 13, 2014
    Color Name: Purple/GrenadineSize Name: 11 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    Finally, a shoe with enough room in the toe box and a minimalist fit. This is my second pair and my knees are happier than ever with these shoes. I believe they allow a natural gait and a good feel for the ground so your feet stay strong!
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    15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By KMN on March 31, 2014
    Color Name: Ice/Paradise PinkSize Name: 8.5 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    These are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They seem to put a little spring in my step. Super lightweight and responsive. The color is grey/light grey, not as light as in the photo. The "neon coral" is true to the color in the photo. The toebed of the shoe is larger than most... room to wiggle your toes without being overly wide. The shoe hugs the middle of the foot, making your foot look smaller than usual. The arch is quite pronounced in this shoe. When I tie the laces less tightly, it feels better. If you don't have much of an arch, I would avoid this shoe. My arches are fairly high, so it's good for me.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bob-o-link on August 28, 2014
    Color Name: High Viz/PurpleSize Name: 8 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    I usually love Merrell shoes so I bought a pair of these in my normal running shoe size 8 as most people thought they fit true to size. When they arrived I was happy to see that the magenta is a bit more of an accent than apparent in the pictures, I thought they looked adorable and really attractive. I was excited about going for a run with them, I haven't done much zero-drop running but have a few pairs of Vibram Fivefingers that I love wearing so I figured it wouldn't be so much of a transition.

    Unfortunately, I never got out of the door with them because they have a very oddly shaped last (i.e. shape) that doesn't work with my feet at all. There was more than a thumbs' width between my big toe and the front but my third and fourth toes were rubbing against the front of the shoe just while standing. I figured that would make for an extremely uncomfortable run. There was also a bit more room on the inside of my foot than I'm used to in a sneaker but the outside of my foot was rubbing against the entire length of the sole. In other words, it's as if they took a regular sneaker, cut it at the arch, and rotated the toe box inward (quite significantly imo). I have high arches but I imagine someone flatfooted would find the fit even more awkward. Overall very disappointing, especially as I've never had a problem like this with athletic shoes before and wasn't expecting to have to ship them back.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Terri Keehan on February 28, 2014
    Color Name: Black/SilverSize Name: 8 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    These shoes are light weight and arch supporting. I wear size 7.5 or 8 and bought these in an 8; they for great. Stylish and comfortable. I will be getting a second pair in the future.
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    11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dana L. Beck on April 24, 2014
    Color Name: High Viz/PurpleSize Name: 9 B(M) US Verified Purchase
    These fit exactly as do the Bare Access Arc 2's. Scads of toe room, both in width and height. Merrell's seem to be consistently sized, as I have several pairs of Bare Access Arc 2's and some Mix Master's, and I feel I can confidently order my size, knowing that when I get it, it will, in fact, be my size. Convoluted sentence, but maybe you get my point.
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