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Merrell Bare Access 3

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  • Run the distance and feel like you're running barefoot with the Bare Access 3 running shoe from Merrell®.
  • Mesh and TPU uppers with a protective toecap.
  • Lace up closure for a snug, custom fit.
  • Pull tab for easy on and off.
  • Reflective details for increased visibility during low light.
  • Breathable mesh lining treated with M-Select FRESH odor control.
  • 0mm Drop, 8mm cushion, 13.5 mm stack height.
  • EVA midsole with a durable Vibram® outsole.
  • Vegan friendly.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

94% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 94% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
100% Felt true to width
  • 100% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
60% Moderate arch support
  • 13% Excellent arch support
  • 60% Moderate arch support
  • 27% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Run the distance and feel like you're running barefoot with the Bare Access 3 running shoe from Merrell®.
  • Mesh and TPU uppers with a protective toecap.
  • Lace up closure for a snug, custom fit.
  • Pull tab for easy on and off.
  • Reflective details for increased visibility during low light.
  • Breathable mesh lining treated with M-Select FRESH odor control.
  • 0mm Drop, 8mm cushion, 13.5 mm stack height.
  • EVA midsole with a durable Vibram® outsole.
  • Vegan friendly.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Merrell Bare Access 3

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 16 reviews.

Top Positive Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Purchased as a replacement for a pair of sonic glove IIs. Comfortable shoes, little support. Sole is starting to come away at the toe after a month of wear (wearing maybe twice a week).

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I love Merrell, and have worn them for years. Unfortunately the Bare Access 3 are not as good as some of their other shoes (I'm using my sonic gloves as a comparison). The black rubber at the tip of the toe box started to come up from the shoe within two weeks of receiving (so likely after wearing 4 times) and now after four months, the yellow sole is coming away from the black rubber on the bottom back of the shoe. I wear these maybe twice a week - there's no reason for the shoe to be falling apart within two weeks, and certainly not as much as they have three-four months after purchase. I want to love you Merrell Bare Access 3, but I can't.

Read more » « Show less July 21, 2014 by Kt
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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Purchased as a replacement for a pair of sonic glove IIs. Comfortable shoes, little support. Sole is starting to come away at the toe after a month of wear (wearing maybe twice a week).

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  • from Seattle
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love Merrell, and have worn them for years. Unfortunately the Bare Access 3 are not as good as some of their other shoes (I'm using my sonic gloves as a comparison). The black rubber at the tip of the toe box started to come up from the shoe within two weeks of receiving (so likely after wearing 4 times) and now after four months, the yellow sole is coming away from the black rubber on the bottom back of the shoe. I wear these maybe twice a week - there's no reason for the shoe to be falling apart within two weeks, and certainly not as much as they have three-four months after purchase. I want to love you Merrell Bare Access 3, but I can't.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Seattle, WA
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Before I begin, this is a review of the Bare Access 2. Considering that the Virbram outsole looks basically the same with only slightly different changes to the uppers, I feel my comments are relevant. For starters, they are awesome middle ground running shoes; perfect balance between typical running shoes and ultra minimalists. They are lightweight and extremely comfortable. They offered a nice sweet spot for my running stride. They also felt and performed great doing Crossfit workouts. There were no slippage or awkwardness doing lateral movements like skiers and Heismans. On the other hand, I had durability issues with two pairs. After about four weeks of use (3-4 Crossfit workouts and a couple of runs in between per week) the outsole started coming apart in the fore front area in multiple spots. I exchanged them for another pair. I had hoped that I just had a lemon pair the first time. However, after two four mile runs and four workouts the outsole, right underneath the balls of my feet, on both shoes nearly came completely off with the second pair. I understand that these shoes are intended for running and not doing countless numbers of burpies and mountain climbers. However, when I took the second pair back to the store, the manager gave me a refund and explained that he was planning on shipping the rest of the stock of Bare Access 2s back because other customers had been having the same issues. Hopefully, Merrell has addressed these concerns with the new Bare Access 3 (stronger adhesive maybe). I would have given the 2s a six star review if it was not for the durability problems.

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Moderate arch support

1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Fit well, and looks good. However, the sole of the shoe is starting to come off. It happened with the first generation pair I had for about 6 months as well. The new pair is about a month old and I can see it starting to happen in the same place. Right at the ball of my big toe. I do not recommend these shoes.

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Virginia
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Bought a pair for my husband. He is extremely picky, but once he tried them on - he really appreciated them. Fit is nice, and the toe box is large to wiggle his toes. He has foot problems and they have helped lessen foot pains. Great product!

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  • from San Diego, CA
$90.00

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