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Merrell Barefoot Vapor Glove

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  • Experience every inch of the road when you take a run with the Barefoot Vapor Glove by Merrell®.
  • Washable mesh upper for breathability and longevity.
  • Barefoot construction provides full ground contact.
  • External TPU heel sling offers contoured support for added comfort.
  • Reflective details for added visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Integrated microfiber footbed is treated with Aegis®.
  • Vibram Vapor Glove outsole with TC1 rubber for excellent traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

36% Felt true to size
  • 33% Full size too large
  • 25% Half size too Large
  • 36% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
92% Felt true to width
  • 92% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
84% No arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 16% Moderate arch support
  • 84% 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.)
  • Experience every inch of the road when you take a run with the Barefoot Vapor Glove by Merrell®.
  • Washable mesh upper for breathability and longevity.
  • Barefoot construction provides full ground contact.
  • External TPU heel sling offers contoured support for added comfort.
  • Reflective details for added visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Integrated microfiber footbed is treated with Aegis®.
  • Vibram Vapor Glove outsole with TC1 rubber for excellent traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Merrell Barefoot Vapor Glove

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am giving this a positive review even though I sent mine back. I loved the fit, the lightness and how thin the sole is. My problem was that a hole wore in the side of the mesh on the shoe. No idea how or why, but they are just not as durable as some of the other Merrell barefoot shoes. Trail Gloves are indestructible. If you are particularly tough on your shoes, these may not be the best for you. If you just want something that disappears on your feet, these are terrific. If they were a bit more durable on the sides, I would have got another pair, but I am going to have to go back to my trail-gloves for every day and seek a super-minimal shoe elsewhere, even if I have to spend more money. I simply need tougher shoes than these.

I'd also recommend: Altra, Innov8, Vivobarefoot, Soft Star, Vibram Five Fingers

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The Merrell Barefoot Vapor Gloves are the lightest, thinnest shoes I have ever found. I just weighed my size 8 shoe and it weighs in at 4.85 oz and has a 5.5mm inner and outer sole total thickness, I put a Havaianas flip flop on the scale and it weighed 6.8oz and is 10.5mm thick. The Vapor Glove sole is so flexible you can roll the shoe up in a ball plus the tread is very good on wet surfaces. The mesh is almost sheer it is so thin. Very airy. Also notice the way the lacing is handled, a very wide, squared open tongue area doesn't double up a lot of layers on the top of your foot I have two other styles of Merrell Barefoot shoes, Trail Glove and Sonic Glove. They feel clunky after wearing the Vapor Glove. I also wear 8.5 in the other styles but 8 in the Vapor Glove, these seem slightly longer. These give the wearer as much of a naked foot experience as one could get while protecting the foot itself. You can feel every rock, groove and bit of terrain texture wearing them. Wearing socks would ruin that effect so get these only if you go sockless. Every color Merrell makes in this line I will get. Please note I have an obsessive compulsive problem; I can never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row - seldom twice in one week, hence my shoes last forever but I have over 50 pairs of sneakers, flip flops, loafers, cowboy boots and others to accommodate my obsession.

I'd also recommend: Converse, Puma, Havaianas, Reef, Cole Haan, Lucchese boots

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  • from New Orleans
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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An excellent minimalist shoe. Much thinner and less stiff than other models in Merrell's Minimus series. If the high arches of other Minimus shoes bother you but your feet aren't too wide, this is a good option to consider.

I'd also recommend: Vivobarefoot

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  • from Georgia
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I cannot peel these shoes off of my husband's feet. He loves them. He never loves the shoes I buy him, and he really loves these. The styling is not so "in your face" that someone would notice if he accidentally-on-purpose forgets to pack other shoes for a trip. He's an 11D and has trouble finding comfortable shoes.

I'd also recommend: Merrel is our fave for quality & comfort

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  • from MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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This is the shoe I've been waiting for: a visually unobtrusive (the black ones, that is), truly minimalist shoe. Fantastic ground feel. Perfect for tai chi, not to mention everyday perambulations. (The Vapors are even lighter than Chinese kung fu slippers!) If you have an unnecessarily heavy footfall, these very thin-soled shoes will inform you of that pretty quick. Hoping to keep my feet and awareness nimble well into old age, I consider these shoes a gift to my lower extremities, in that they enable "26 bones, 33 joints and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments" to move the way they were meant to. What a concept. With the Vapors, one size smaller than usual works for me (13/47 vs. 14/48).

I'd also recommend: Lems, Vivobarefoot, Asics

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