Merrell Road Glove Running Shoes - 12.5 - Black
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- vibram sole
- Strobel Construction - Barefoot strobel construction offers flexibility and comfort.
- Fabric Upper - A lightweight and breathable fabric that will hug your foot for a more comfortable fit.
- TPU Overlays - These gives strength to the structure of the shoe and secure the foot in place.
- Toe Bumper - Fused rubber toe bumper provides durability and protection.
- Synthetic Leather Sling - Rear foot synthetic leather sling provides stability in the midfoot and heel.
Customers also shopped for
Customers also considered
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
The Merrell Road Glove Running Shoes feature a Strobel construction which offers flexibility and comfort upon landing and take-off to mimick the natural motions of the foot. These running shoes also feature a 4mm moulded EVA midsole for the critical amount of cushioning you need. With an integrated microfibre footbed, treated with AEGIS Antimicrobial solution, these shoes are designed to be run in barefoot if necessary. A 0mm Drop from heel to toe provides a flatter shoe which mimicks the natural barefoot running style. A Vibram Outsole provides improved traction underfoot to tackle increasingly rugged ground. At just 192g, these running shoes are incredibly lightweight and comfortable, increasing your efficiency while running.
- Package Dimensions: 13.8 x 8.9 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.63 pounds
- ASIN: B0070YLLSE
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 23, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Originally I was going to buy the Vibram Five-finger shoes, but was afraid that they would be too "radical" for my office. After talking to some friends (who suggested the Merrell boots), and doing some research, I came across these bad-boys. Let me start off by saying I'm loving them. I've been wearing them for about a week now, and couldn't be happier. At first, because "barefoot shoes" work different muscles in your legs and body, it was a little fatiguing on the feet and legs; but after a week, I feel fine (in fact my legs, and more importantly my knees, feel great).
I've had knee pain and problems for six years (ever since basic training in the military), and this is the first time that I actually feel like it's getting better. My knees still ache every once in a while, but I think that's just residual pain which I expect/hope to go away over time. I've been reading that barefoot running is better for your body, because it encourages you to run properly (something that the military, for some reason, doesn't teach you), and I'm starting to believe it. If nothing else, these are some very comfortable shoes, that are extremely light weight and breathable, that look really good at the same time (one of my friends said they're thinking about getting a pair just because they liked mine so much).
All in all, a solid shoe (though for the price, I would expect as much) that is performing as expected. I'll update later if that changes, but as for now, I'm a new fan of Merrell shoes.
O.k. now I'm wearing socks I like these shoes the toe box is a bit big for my narrow feet which I don't love. What I do love is the extra support. I love my toe shoes but I kept hurting myself (ankles and feet) when I'd run over 8 miles in my vibram's. Not sure if it was form or if my body just needs some extra support. I'm staying away from long distances for a while but these shoes have a thicker soul, it wraps up on the side and curves in around the inside arch. All this gives a little more support and feels good on the feet. I still wear the vibrams but switching I think is a good thing for me. I also wear the saucony original bullet's and I like them too. I sometimes put an insole pad in my road gloves and that feels really cushy too. The shoes are light, flexible, supportive and nice looking.
I do wanna try the Brooks t7's for longger distance when I'm ready to increase. I've also started chi running (google it) and trying to mid strike instead of toe strike with a relaxed foot, these have helped. I've also started running in my target heart rate zone so I don't over work. I want to take care of my body and get optimal results. I'm happy with what these shoes are doing. Happy running all!
I like that the front is larger for a forefoot strike and so that your foot can expand within the shoe. I like that the laces fit highly on the foot for a more snug fit. I like the Dark Cheddar color because it is eye-catching and shows people I take my running seriously.
The main problem with any barefoot shoe is that I have to role up my pant cuffs since my pants are now dragging on the floor whereas they were not before with thicker-soled aka "normal" shoes. I have to risk looking hipster by doing this, although I really don't like rolling up my pant cuffs it is still better than having torn pant cuffs.
This shoe is flexible and durable and I have taken it through a couple of 10k length runs (6-ish miles for us Americans). I feel that this shoe was made for me and really promotes good walking form and the barefoot lifestyle, without forcing too much attention to them (although this is why I chose the Dark Cheddar color, haha). I would say these are probably the best barefoot shoe other than the FiveFingers, although I have not tried a lot of them (other than the New Balance Minimus).
Author, How to Get a Job in Video Games