18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Barefoot shoes made for the road,
I need to add the caveat that I'm not a "real" barefoot runner; Merrell barefoot shoes are the closest I've come to barefoot running...so far. Like a previous reviewer, I am also a big fan of the trail gloves (I'm ashamed to admit, but I own 4 pairs!). In agreement with a previous reviewer, the road glove does have a more noticeable feel of an arch than the trail gloves.
The one thing I don't like about the trail gloves is...running on the road. When road running with them, the "pounding" I feel on my feet is much more pronounced than when running on trails - that's probably why they're called "trail" gloves. The road glove solves that problem! The different fit of the road glove (i.e. the arch "support") has made road running a much more enjoyable experience for me. I don't know how, or why it works, but it does...at least for me. And for me, the arch is quite comfortable.
The shoes aren't as obnoxious looking in person as they are in the pictures. My shoe size is the same for both models.