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Merrell Bare Access Ultra

  • 5 stars
    17%
  • 4 stars
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  • Merrell® delivers to the runner who needs only the bare essentials.
  • Lightweight mesh upper with reinforcing synthetic overlays.
  • Protective toe cap guards from wear and tear.
  • Reflective paneling increases visibility.
  • Traditional lace-up closure.
  • Synthetic mesh lining treated with M Select FRESH odor control.
  • Padded, M Connect™ footbed.
  • M Bound DST™ midsole provides a highly-responsive stride with sustained cushioning for longer runs.
  • Midsole/Outsole measurements:
    • 0 mm Drop.
    • 12 mm cushion.
    • 17 mm stack height.
  • Premium Vibram® outsole.
  • Vegan friendly.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

33% Felt true to size
  • 17% Full size too large
  • 33% Half size too Large
  • 33% True to size
  • 17% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
67% Felt true to width
  • 67% Felt true to width
  • 17% Felt narrower than marked
  • 17% Felt wider than marked
67% No arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 33% Moderate arch support
  • 67% 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.)
  • Merrell® delivers to the runner who needs only the bare essentials.
  • Lightweight mesh upper with reinforcing synthetic overlays.
  • Protective toe cap guards from wear and tear.
  • Reflective paneling increases visibility.
  • Traditional lace-up closure.
  • Synthetic mesh lining treated with M Select FRESH odor control.
  • Padded, M Connect™ footbed.
  • M Bound DST™ midsole provides a highly-responsive stride with sustained cushioning for longer runs.
  • Midsole/Outsole measurements:
    • 0 mm Drop.
    • 12 mm cushion.
    • 17 mm stack height.
  • Premium Vibram® outsole.
  • Vegan friendly.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Merrell Bare Access Ultra

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Thank you, Merrell! You finally did it. I have been running in the bare arc access version one shoes for years! After running low only stock piled shoes I was forced to look for another! This is what I have been asking for! A full vibram bottom, mesh upper that doesn't feel to plasticky or rigid, and last but not least a wide toe box! The same great cushioning that I'm used to in a zero drop shoe, and just in time for my second half of training for a 50k! Love these shoes! Just wish there were more color combos!

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  • from Missouri, USA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Love the 0mm drop and the wider toe box (without appearing massive and odd looking) and was so excited someone made a zero drop shoe that still had some cushion in it, but around the mid foot the shoe is too narrow for me. It seems to pinch the outside side of my foot to much to get a true barefoot style of walk. I would love to find a pair of shoes that has zero drop and is as cushy as these merrells, but sadly these don't fit my foot.

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  • from Oklahoma
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I had considered buying the Bare Access last summer for my annual vacation in Europe but I didn't want a true minimalist shoe. Really I was looking for something clean and simple aesthetically with the cushioning and support of a walking or running shoe. So I was really excited when the Bare Access Ultra came out. Basically it combines the best of both worlds. It's lightweight and low profile like a minimalist shoe but with some extra cushioning and support. I walked miles in these daily and even did some light hiking and they felt good. My only complaint is the sole. After a few weeks of wear, the Vibram started tearing off the bottom. Other than that, great all around shoe. Thanks Merrell.

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Moderate arch support

Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I wanted to love this shoe since it was everything I was looking for - wider toe box, extra cushioning for a zero drop shoe, cute...couldn't find a fit that worked. The 8 was too small and the 8.5 was huge. My heel slipped out of the 8.5 too much to run in. I'm really bummed cause it could have been perfect.

I'd also recommend: merrell

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Moderate arch support

  • from MA
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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These shoes have a really strange fit to them. After first putting them on, they felt fine and lightweight, but attempting to run in them was another story. While I usually have issues with shoes being more narrow than wide, these were too wide. The toe box, especially, is exceptionally square, almost like clown shoes. Because of this, they felt larger, though if I sized down, I don't think it would've solved the issue of the abnormally spacious toe box (not a positive in this case). In all honesty, I'm not sure many will find it a good fit. The side ankle cutouts are too low, too, feeling as if my foot could slip out at a moment's notice. Had a pair of Saucony Virrata 2s that are a 0mm drop as well, but felt the transition to the Merrells was more noticeable/jarring. Had high hopes for the Bare Access Ultras after being happy with and putting many miles on the Mix Master Glides that I've been running in for 2+ years now. It could've been the ill fit, but overall these shoes were a big flop for me.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Los Angeles, CA
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