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Merrell Bare Access Ultra

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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:

50% Felt true to size
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  • 50% True to size
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  • 0% Full size too small
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40% Moderate arch support
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  • 40% 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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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: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love the Merrell Pace Glove but needed a little more cushion for the 26.2 distance. So I tried the Bare Access Ultra. It is perfect. I really love the shoes and hope that Merrell is not deserting the bare/natural runner with it's future shoes. I have noticed that the Pace Glove seems to be a thin of the past?? Zappos was also AWESOME. I had the shoes in 24 hrs. Could not believe it when the box was on my door step the very next day!!

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  • from Springfield MO
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes! I was having serious issues with my feet (bone spurs, bunions), and my Dr wanted me in a zero drop shoe, most zero drop shoes are "barefoot" style where they basically wrap your foot in rubber. These shoes are nothing like that. These shoes are amazing, great cushion, great arch support, great room in the toe box without being huge and clown like. I buy all my running shoes a full size larger than my street shoes, and this was no exception to that rule. These look like normal running shoes, but with all the benefits of a zero drop shoe, with lots of cushion.

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  • from United States
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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