Merrell Women's Barefoot Bare Access Arc

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I think Merrell makes a wonderful product and while some may think them pricey, I am happy to pay for such good quality.
It's been a month since I got these and I want to order another pair, just to have them on hand for when these wear out.
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MINIMALIST / BAREFOOT SHOES For distance runners and those new on the path to barefoot running, Merrell's Bare Access Arc 0mm drop running shoe gives you a barefoot feel, with added toe to heel cushioning. Still allowing your foot to land flat and follow its own natural motion, its cushioning protects from sustained impacts due to longer runs or a new barefoot training program. The upper is treated with a layer of water repellent treatment and reflective detail for increased visibility in low light conditions, the synthetic leather and mesh upper promotes durability and breathability keeping your feet cool. The midsole comes with an 8mm M BoundTM allows for cushioned entry into BareformTM movement and a 0mm ball to heel drop keeps you connected to your terrain.

Mother Nature is your workout companion with this lightweight trail runner from Merrell. The Barefoot Bare Access Arc features a synthetic upper with mesh panels for increased air flow and greater flexibility. A lace-up vamp makes for a snug fit, while the manmade sole digs deep to give you the traction you need while on the run.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005XJIVDQ
  • Item model number: Barefoot Bare Access Arc
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 12, 2011
  • Domestic 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Average Customer Review:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
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Size: 9 B(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
I started the coach to 5k program to get myself out there and running again. It' s been 25 years since I actually ran, that is not to say that I haven't exercised, just haven't run. So I started out with a pair of Nike running shoes, spent a lot of $$$ on them and still felt weighed down and just didn't feel I was running right because of my shoes. I read an article on barefoot running shoes did some research and found these merrells. Truly they were worth every cent. First they are super light, they practically weigh nothing. Your foot feels naturally comfortable the moment you put them on. Now for usage, for me there was no breaking in period, they were perfect right out of the box. True to size. I am a 9 and ordered a 9 and the fit was spot on. My warm up after a stretch is a 5 minute brisk walk, this ismwhere my nikes started hurting. Not so with these shoes! Wow, i felt very springy and really wanted to get into the running portion of my program. To me my run felt lighter, I was able to keep a good pace whereas before, I had to keep adjusting because the shoes just were not helping. Because, i was able to pace myself, I was able to endure longer and even go a little faster ( I am in no way a fast runner - not at all). When I say endure I mean I felt like I could have gone even longer with the run. It's been a month since I got these and I want to order another pair, just to have them on hand for when these wear out. For me they are perfect. I even got my daughter and husband to buy a pair. My husband has problems with just about every shoe he buys ... These not one complaint ... He loves them. Ditto for my daughter who now started running too.
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By LalaP on August 12, 2012
Size: 9.5 B(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
This is my first pair of barefoot shoes and so far I am hooked. My feet, specifically my arches, are very sore in the mornings when I get up. Someone suggested I try these shoes and when in days I have noticed a difference. They are very comfortable and it feels like u are wearing slippers. I would definitely get a half size bigger. I am a solid 9 and had to return my initial pair for a 9.5.
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Size: 8.5 B(M) USColor: Rhubarb Verified Purchase
I wear these every day; I'm on my feet most of the day as I am a massage therapist. Love these shoes! They are light weight and comfortable but beware you need to order at least a half size larger than normal. I ended up giving my first 2 pair that were a half size larger, to my daughter and actually ordered a whole size larger (7.5 normally and wearing 8.5) because I wear socks and my feet tend to swell after 6 straight hours of standing. They are just what I needed! Even my chiropractor approves of them. After wearing these for a month I tried to wear my favorite Ecco's and found they are not my favorites any more.
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Size: 8 B(M) USColor: Aluminum Verified Purchase
I have wide toes & narrow heels (duck feet) so I wear a lot of clogs - Merrell clogs -because everything else rubs my heels raw. I saw these in a store, but not in my size, so I ordered them from Amazon. Even as a Merrell lover, I really didn't believe I could wear them without socks. Surprise! I wore them a whole day, walking quite a bit. And another day. And another. Not even red spots on my heels. And my toes are very happy with so much space. I'm not a runner, but I walk a lot. I need to order another color.
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Size: 10 B(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
The Barefoot Bare Access in Black is the 4th one I have bought. I have a green pair I have been wearing every day for over two years. I bought the others because of color. The shoe is made like the Vibram 5 fingers but no toe spaces and they only weigh a couple of ounces. Actually the front of the shoe is spacious and plenty of room for toes. They feel like you are walking in bare feet and I find that if you are walking on a heavy gravel road, they do not feel so good! I am a 70 year old woman, my feet are sensitive and I find these shoes to be one of the most comfortable shoes I have owned.
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Size: 10 B(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
I am amazed at how great these shoes are, especially since I ordered them sight-unseen through Amazon. I was tired of rotating through different shoes depending on where I had blisters/sores on my feet - one rubbed my toes, one my heel, etc. These are perfectly comfortable straight out of the box, socks not required. I did notice different muscles in my legs being used (especially the backs of my thighs), but no soreness in my feet. I already spend most of my time barefoot (while inside at home), so this may be why I didn't need time for my feet to adjust to these new minimalist shoes. I ordered a half-size up, as I do with all running shoes to account for foot swelling, and these fit perfectly.
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Size: 6 B(M) USColor: Aluminum Verified Purchase
I really like the look of this shoe. It's not too bright, but does have some color. I have been running on the treadmill for about 2 years now. I'm not an expert runner. I run about 3 miles at a shot. I don't have chronic pain or anything like that, but I have found that I like the more minimal sneaker. I find that traditional sneakers can rub the back of my heel and cause blisters. Unfortunately I haven't worn these too often b/c they are a touch too small. I am a solid 9.5, but found they were a tiny bit too small. Rather than sending them back I gave them to my daughter. I did run in them once and had no problem. I've heard that barefoot shoes take some getting used to, but these were ok, maybe they are a good in-between shoe. I can wear these for walking around and I do find them comfy. They have a wide toe box which I like. If they weren't too small I would love them to run in.
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