Women's Merrell Barefoot Run Pace Glove (9 M in Bubble Gum)
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- Merrell Barefoot Collection allows you to experience a natural, aligned stride.
- Microfiber / mesh upper breathes to help keep feet cool and dry.
- Vibram outsole is designed with bare feet in mind and provides excellent stability and traction.
- Microfiber / mesh upper, mesh upper lining, microfiber sockliner treated with Aegis...
- EVA insole and midsole, Vibram rubber outsole. Care: Spot clean upper with a damp cloth.
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Your whole body benefits from an aligned, natural stride. This is the design philosophy behind the Merrell Barefoot Collection and the Women's Pace Glove Lace-Up Shoe. This lightweight shoe is meant to simulate walking barefoot: it encourages you to land at midfoot instead of on the heel, thereby promoting a more efficient gait and helping to reduce walking impact. An EVA midsole centers the heel at impact for stability and cushioning, and the EVA forefoot shock plate flexes as it protects your foot. The featherweight Vibram outsole delivers excellent traction, and the breathable microfiber / mesh upper helps keep feet dry and comfortable.
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.6 x 3.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- ASIN: B008J4FJI2
- Item model number: PACE 57844 M 090
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 7, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
Step 2: Begin the journey to reclaim your genetic rights to a barefoot existence.
I spotted these shoes on one of the many barefoot running blogs and websites and couldn't wait to get a hold of them. I have slowly transitioned to barefoot running like so many thousands of others who were inspired by "Born to Run," and while I'm very far from becoming an shoeless Ultra Marathoner, I am a dedicated convert. Since retraining my feet and lower legs in my Vibram Five Fingers, the rest of the expensive outdoorsy cushioned shoes in my closet just feel terrible. My hope for these Merrell Pace Gloves is to have a shoe to wear when I'm not running that complements all of the benefit I have received from running in Vibram Five Fingers. Out of the box, these shoes are extremely light weight with the look and feel of a high quality Merrell product and I'm very happy with the look of the Chili Pepper color. I can definitely wear these as a casual shoe with a nicer outfit and feel great about the style. In slipping them on, the soles are very flexible and followed the point and flex of my foot and there are minimal seams on the inside. At first, they seemed long in the toes, which didn't make sense because I always wear a 7 1/2 in Merrells, but this is obviously on purpose. The width of the ball of my foot perfectly fit into the contours of the sole and the extra length allowed for spread of my toes within my stide -- this is very important and I am actually quite impressed with how well this was accomplished. I walked around the house and hopped on the treadmill for a few minutes and the shoes successfully encourange me to support my weight through the ball of my foot with a forefoot/midfoot strike. They were very comfortable while running and my toes still had room to spread without constriction. So far, these seem like an outstanding shoe!
I will update as I start running/wogging in them.
Word of caution. I have very narrow feet and these hug like crazy. I would think if you have wide feet, these shoes would literally rub you the wrong way.
So far out of the box.... love them!
Update 6/28/2011: I still love these shoes. I would rather wear them instead on my slippers. A couple things I noticed. The color bleeds (chili pepper) the first sign of sweat i had pink socks. Second, if my feet swell even a little, they get uncomfortable. Otherwise, I love these shoes and get many compliments on them.
BTW I got mine in the chili pepper color and they are much more subtle shade than in the photo--much to my delight. So far so good I can't wait to really break them in. UPDATE: I went back and read a FAQ on their website and their official response to the sock question was that they are optional and they suggested lightweight running socks for people who want to wear them. In response to toe fit/sizing the recommended people order their true size and said sometimes they actually run big! Obviously, everyone's feet are different and people should do what they feel most comfortable doing but I think it defeats the purpose to wear socks when the overall goal is to go "barefoot". The company did say that socks might be preferred to control odor but that was it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The original Pace Glove! They are perfect for me as a speedwalker. I don't like the new versions which don't fit right.Published 17 months ago by Killaree
Great shoes for cross training and plyometric workouts!Published 21 months ago by lindsay patterson
I chose this particular shoe from my dermatologist's recommendation. It is so comfortable, especially to my heels because it stretches to adapt, instead of rubbing. Read morePublished on June 6, 2014 by Prill
I have 6 pair of these shoes and have gotten rid of all other tennis shoes. These shoes are so light weight it is like wearing nothing. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by granny
I had these in black and had pretty much wore them out but i loved them so much that i wanted the same pair but figured i would switch it up with a different color. Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by bethany
I loved these shoes when I bought them. I wore them for a week for day-to-day wear and I did develop a callus in the upper middle sole of my feet. Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by remembershirley
I got these with some apprehension- my feet swell at times so I was concenrned. But the site I got them on guranteed I could return them soo.. And I am in love! Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Amaranthim
I am not required to fill in these reviews when I shop at a local store; I simply do not return if something is wrong.Published on December 17, 2013 by Searcher
I have 3 other pairs of these shoes, this exact style. These were enormously wide! There was no width marked, but were obviously a wide, not a medium.Published on November 24, 2013 by randy harris