Merrell Bare Access Arc 4

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Merrell Bare Access Arc 4
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  • Free soles to become one with the path in the lightweight, responsive performance of the Merrell® Bare Access Arc 4 trail-running shoe.
  • Vegan-friendly construction.
  • Breathable mesh and TPU upper materials.
  • Traditional lace-up closure.
  • Reflective details boost visibility in low-lighting conditions.
  • Soft, lightly padded tongue and collar.
  • Breathable mesh lining treated with M Select™ FRESH technology to help reduce odors.
  • Fixed EVA footbed with M Select FRESH treatment.
  • MBound™ midsole technology provides immediate feedback.
  • Compression-molded EVA supplies stability and comfort.
  • Differential: 0 mm
  • Vibram® rubber outsole.
  • 2 mm lug depth.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10.5, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

80% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 11% Half size too Large
  • 80% True to size
  • 8% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
79% Felt true to width
  • 79% Felt true to width
  • 8% Felt narrower than marked
  • 13% Felt wider than marked
65% Moderate arch support
  • 22% Excellent arch support
  • 65% Moderate arch support
  • 12% No arch support

Item Information

  • Free soles to become one with the path in the lightweight, responsive performance of the Merrell® Bare Access Arc 4 trail-running shoe.
  • Vegan-friendly construction.
  • Breathable mesh and TPU upper materials.
  • Traditional lace-up closure.
  • Reflective details boost visibility in low-lighting conditions.
  • Soft, lightly padded tongue and collar.
  • Breathable mesh lining treated with M Select™ FRESH technology to help reduce odors.
  • Fixed EVA footbed with M Select FRESH treatment.
  • MBound™ midsole technology provides immediate feedback.
  • Compression-molded EVA supplies stability and comfort.
  • Differential: 0 mm
  • Vibram® rubber outsole.
  • 2 mm lug depth.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10.5, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Merrell Bare Access Arc 4

Bare Access Arc 4
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I tried 3 different shoes with the goal of replacing my worn out vibrams. I enjoy a barefoot feel (zero drop) but need a slightly thicker sole due to our rocky hiking paths. Bare Access Arc 4 These worked out great. Perfect fit - nicely snug but not too tight. Great flex when I kneel or climb on rocks. BRIGHT color (I like it). Nice fit around the ankle. Very slim appearance Bare Access Trail Toooooooo tall feeling. Coming from years of vibram use, these felt really tall. Too much distance between me and the ground. I eliminated them right away. Ankle was also too loose. Bare Access Ultra I liked these but they didn't have the best fit. Too loose for my narrow ankle and too tight at the widest part of my foot. Roomy toe box but tight right before. They also felt taller than the Arc 4.

I'd also recommend: Vibram

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from New Mexico
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I really love these shoes. I'm new to a zero drop shoe and wasn't certain what to expect, but not only are they super comfortable (as in, wear all day comfy), but they don't aggravate my lower back as my other shoes do when I walk long distances. I wear thin, ultra low socks with these, so I can't comment on the bare foot feel of it, but I love how my posture seems somehow readjusted after wearing these shoes. I'll never go back to the old clunky style of athletic shoe.

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Cincinnati, OH
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Love these running shoes. They are lightweight but have enough tread that I can run on dirt trails. They are a bit wider than the last pair of merrell running shoes but they still work (I have a narrow foot). I've worked out in them now for three weeks and so far they are great. I would purchase again.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

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Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Austin
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am not a sneaker expert, and I had hoped for a slightly thinner, lighter shoe, but Merrell is not making the ones I wore out any more and I am happy with the fit and feel of these new ones. I wear these shoes for kick boxing, HIT training, and other gym classes, as well as walking. Very comfortable.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Norwalk CT
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I always love Merrell shoes but now I cannot find a style that works for me. They are not the same, the heel is to wide, the sole is more rigid, and the arch support is not in the same place so it feels kind of funny. But, I'll keep them because is the best of what I've tried so far. Sorry Merrell, please bring back the old Bare Access and the old Glove!

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

  • - customer
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