Merrell Road Glove Running Shoes - 12.5 - Black
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- 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.
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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: 1.6 pounds
- ASIN: B0070YLLSE
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 23, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
Top customer reviews
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.
So my buddy who does Crossfit swears by these barefoot-shoes. I read up on them and figured I would try them since as a health care worker I can write them off on my taxes anyhow. Plus, what do I have to lose, I've tried everything else already. So I tried on those goofy-toe-thing shoes and just couldn't do it, it was waaaay to weird on my feet. At the time I didn't know these Merrell's were around so I didn't buy the funny-toe shoes and just continued to suffer. Eventually it wore me down to where I was willing to try the funny-toe shoes again to see if there was any way I could handle the whole funny-toe thing.
Thankfully, I went to a local Sporting Goods store and the clerk showed me these shoes (my first pair) and I tried them on. They felt different, but my toes weren't feeling molested so I bought them. I started wearing them at work and some of my coworkers thought I was crazy. It does change the way you walk and my calves were sore for a couple days, but my feet felt sooooo much better! It's unbelievable, what a huge difference! Being on hard tile floors for 21 miles a week is still hard on my feet, but they ache, literally, 1/10 what they used to ache. They have been such a blessing that I came here to Amazon to buy my second pair for my Martial Arts class (they're also a great substitute for wrestling shoes) and now that they are getting a little stinky (that happens without socks, but they clean and Febreese real easy) I will be buying my 3rd pair from Amazon. Online these exact same shoes were almost $25 less than the big Sporting Goods store and still $10 less than the Merrell Outlet Store.
I love 'em. Buy them. Try them. Give them a shot. I am so glad that I did.