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Merrell Bare Access Arc 2

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  • Do you want to feel as though you are barefoot, but have a little cushioning? Then the Bare Access Arc 2 sneaker is the sneaker for you!
  • Synthetic leather and breathable mesh upper with a traditional lacing system for easy on-and-off wear and a secure fit.
  • The bellowed tongue helps keep debris out for a more comfortable wearing experience.
  • Lining treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution helps keep the foot fresh and dry.
  • Lightweight EVA midsole allows for added durability.
  • 0mm Drop, 8mm Cush and 8mm Stack Height.
  • Merrell Bare Access 2 outsole with Vibram® pods deliver long-lasting durability.
  • Imported.

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Fit Survey:

89% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 2% Half size too Large
  • 89% True to size
  • 7% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 11% Felt wider than marked
57% Moderate arch support
  • 37% Excellent arch support
  • 57% Moderate arch support
  • 6% 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.)
  • Do you want to feel as though you are barefoot, but have a little cushioning? Then the Bare Access Arc 2 sneaker is the sneaker for you!
  • Synthetic leather and breathable mesh upper with a traditional lacing system for easy on-and-off wear and a secure fit.
  • The bellowed tongue helps keep debris out for a more comfortable wearing experience.
  • Lining treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution helps keep the foot fresh and dry.
  • Lightweight EVA midsole allows for added durability.
  • 0mm Drop, 8mm Cush and 8mm Stack Height.
  • Merrell Bare Access 2 outsole with Vibram® pods deliver long-lasting durability.
  • Imported.
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Merrell Bare Access Arc 2

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7 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This minimalist running shoe with lightest support has been a lifesaver for me. I'm in later middle age and since hitting fifty, I've been having trouble with lower back and knee pain/stiffness, and calluses on the balls of my feet. Walking was more and more compromised as I kept trying to accommodate and ease my increasing immobility with shoes that were gradually more and more supportive, cushioned, and thicker soled. Then a young runner suggested that such rigid shoes might be actually worsening my muscular-skeletal conditions by forcing me to walk in patterns unnatural to my individual needs. Lo and behold I tried this less structured running shoe and my pain and stiffness has begun to melt away in less than 3 weeks. Just adding this review in case anyone else my age is finding themselves buying more heavy, orthopedic style shoes with no - or worse - results. The minimalist models may be worth a try for you too! I'm back at Zappos to order my 3rd pair of 'Arc 2' (lest Merrell stop making this hybrid model).

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Moderate arch support

  • from Northeast Coast
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I ordered these and the Dash Glove to compare. These have a tad more cushioning and arch support (which I'm actually not a fan of) than the Dash Glove. The winning factor is that while my foot isn't wide, per se, sometimes a regular width can be a bit suffocating for my toes. I found that to be the issue with the Dash Glove; the Access Arc 2 clearly has a wider toe box. These are a very breathable shoe and when we head back to the south I don't anticipate foot heat being an issue! I normally run in Vibram Five Fingers, but it's nice to have an alternate shoe with a bit more cushioning and more between me and the wet cement. This fits the bill. Plus, it cuts down on dirty looks from fellow runners at races. I would also tell Merrell this is probably the best looking sneaker they have. Sometimes their shoes can be a bit...stodgy, but these are "cute" enough for my trendy self.

I'd also recommend: Vibram

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Moderate arch support

  • from Oregon
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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If you have a wide foot and frequently find that your toes are pinched, this might be a shoe for you. I'm used to having to return shoes because they are too narrow and uncomfortable. This shoe fit perfectly and I wore them all day right out of the box. If you have a narrow foot this is not for you, but for those who value comfort and don't like shoes that pinch, check this one out.

I'd also recommend: Naot

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Excellent arch support

  • from Massachusetts
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I have a pair of the Barefoot Dash but needed something with a little more support/cushioning. These fit the bill. I am a true 9 1/2. I have been wearing Merrells for years and always a 9 1/2. I wear a 9 1/2 in both the Barefoot Tempo and Barefoot Dash. So I was shocked that the 9 1/2 was too big. I had to go down to a 9.

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from northeast
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These are just like their description: a barefoot shoe with a little bit of cushioning. I previously had the Merrill Barefoot Pace glove which I liked , but these are a little roomier in the toebox and the sole is much softer. I really like them!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Los Angeles
$90.00 $68.99

Size: 7

Width: M

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