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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

230 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/27/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. They are not my first pair of barefoot shoes but for daily wear they are my current favorites. Cute, comfortable, and sturdier than they look. I wore them at a beer festival where I was on my feet for several hours and came away with no foot or lower back pain; the only other shoes that have even come close to giving me that kind of comfort are my Danskos. I ticked "no arch support" because they aren't supposed to have any, not because I think it's lacking. After three weeks of almost daily wear, my feet already feel stronger and are less prone to cramping. If you haven't worn barefoot shoes before, be prepared for a period of adjustment. If you have and you need a cute pair of shoes, these are just the ticket.

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17 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/20/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I was surprised that this shoe, being a Merrell, had absolutely zero support and is probably terrible (used long-term) for your feet. However, if you just want something to wear periodically around the house, it's fine, or use an insert for more support. Besides no support, it is nice quality and feels pretty much like walking on bare feet. It is a neutral color and would go with many things.

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2012

Anonymous

from SF Bay Area

After seeing the pictures on Zappos, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the shoes in a store. The aluminum color is tan-ish and cute in person, in a dorky Keen sort of way. I tried both this shoe and the Patagonia Maha Breathe. The back of the Patagonia flats cut into the back of my heels. No such issue with the Merrell's. My true size is a 7.5W; the 7.5 in this shoe are comfortably loose.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Kate

from Chicago

So cute! These were comfortable right out of the box. I think I need another pair. My foot is between 9 and 9.5...I went with 9.5 which was perfect. If you're between sizes, I'd suggest sizing up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Wendy

from New Jersey

Just got these yesterday, and I think they are fantastic! I like a casual shoe that slips on easily for walks around the neighborhood, etc. The mulberry color is a purple-ish pink, bright and easy to coordinate. I usually have a hard time finding a fit between a 9.5 and 10, depending on the fit of the shoe; my feet are just a little wider than a regular 9.5. I went with the 9.5 based on other reviews that said the shoe is a bit roomy, and the fit is spot on. After a day on my feet, I did find the strap (which fastens very easily!) a bit tight. I can leave the strap off and the shoe stays on fine with no slipping. I will be getting another pair without the strap.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Monica, CA

Amazingly comfortable right out of the box! I ordered them in Black and in Guava and kept both. The Guava is a bit greener than my monitor showed (I was expecting more of a sunny yellow) but still a really versatile color. I can't help but think that they'd look better with a regular horizontal Mary Jane strap instead of the asymmetrical strap, but they're still really cute. Wish they came in red! And brown too!

Brands I'd also recommend: El Naturalista, Keen, Aurora Shoe Company

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2012

Anonymous

from austin tx

These shoes are nice and very comfortable. They are a fine everyday casual shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

These shoes are so cute and comfortable! They could be casual and a little dressy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cushe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle WA

I've recently converted to "barefoot" running, i.e. running in shoes that offer no support whatsoever, just minimal protection from sharp stones and broken glass. I took my first run in these shoes this morning, and I love them -- it really does feel almost like running barefoot. They'll fold up to almost nothing when I'm traveling, and as an extra added bonus they're good-looking enough to use for dress shoes. A best buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Lovely color combo and light as a feather but because of the design of the front part of the shoe, it is way too tight for my foot. Will have to return because the next size up is not available. As always, Zappos service is excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 10, 2012

Sharna W

from The Great State of Texas

Perfect shoes to wear with leggings and a big sweatshirt - not clunky like "regular" athletic shoes but not dressy like ballet flats. Cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2012

Donna P

from Seattle, WA

Sizing is really off. I'm almost always a straight 7.5 or Euro 38; I got the 7.5 in this, which Merrell calls a 38, and my toes were still bumping the front. But otherwise, really comfy and cute! I'm exchanging for an 8.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Dr. Martens

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2012

Anonymous

from California

I wanted to love these. The sole is just too narrow for my foot (although the shoe fit fine, I could feel the ground on the edge of the sole). Sadly, they have to go back. If you have a narrow fit, these are adorable and probably very comfy.

Brands I'd also recommend: vivobarefoot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I really wanted to love these shoes. Unfortunately, my feet run a little wide. They spilled over the side of the sole and my toes were scrunched. They were a nice, flexible shoe, but very narrow. If you have narrow feet, these will fit you well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2012

Melinda

from Virginia

This is the cutest shoe. I bought these to wear to soccer games when it gets warmer.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Dayton, OH

I own 4 pairs of other Merrell Barefoot shoes, various styles and was very excited to see something more dressy for work. However, because of the styling of this shoe, my regular size was too tight on me. I'm going to try the next size up and hope it works.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

These shoes twisted around on my foot and made me walk pigeon-toed! Very disappointed, as they are so cute! I usually love Merrell shoes and have about 4 pairs of Mary Janes and several pairs of hiking shoes, and this is the first time I have had a problem. I have a high instep, high arch and a wide foot, so maybe it is this combination that didn't work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Love them but wore them on a pretty regular basis - for long days walking - at the mall - sigh. Developed extremely sore knees - and I'm a fit person - Zumba and/or spinning 3-5 times per week, yoga 3 times a week. I think it is because of the "barefoot" concept. Maybe this is obvious to everyone but me - I thought there was enough cushioning in the sole when I first looked at them. Regarding sizing - these run true to size. Other reviewers said they ran small so I ordered an 8 (I usually wear 8.5); returned them and got an 8.5.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Orlando, Florida

I was surprised that this shoe, being a Merrell, had absolutely zero support and is probably terrible (used long-term) for your feet. However, if you just want something to wear periodically around the house, it's fine, or use an insert for more support. Besides no support, it is nice quality and feels pretty much like walking on bare feet. It is a neutral color and would go with many things.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 2, 2013

Linda G

from Seattle, WA

Iguana - cool color! Unfortunately, they were way too large for me. They are the same size 7.5 as a pair of Keens that I have, but they have elastic laces. Adding an orthotic didn't help the fit. Seems to have a nice roomy toe box, which I need. I believe I will really like these, once I get the correct size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 11, 2012

Nila H

from Manistique, Michigan

First of all, regular shipping time was fantastic. The shoe is cute (if size 10 can be cute) looks great with jeans, and feels good. I have flat feet and fallen arches but love to walk in bare feet so I don't mind the no arch support. Might have aching legs and feet if I had to work and stand all day. For sure, I will be ordering shoes from Zappos again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Miami

These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. The color is sort of strange and the shoes a bit odd looking, but I always get compliments. I wish they were available in many additional colors (I also have the black and the silver).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Irvine, CA

Love these shoes. They look like ballet slippers. So cute. They don't have support, which is the whole point. You feel very grounded when you are wearing them. My pilates teacher recommended them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 7, 2012

Ann y

from Oregon

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had. I have four pairs! If you like to be barefoot, these shoes are your answer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

These shoes were purchased for my 92-year old mother. She loved them so much that I purchased the 2nd pair in beige. The fit was perfect and because of the give in the shoe, it was extremely comfortable for her. Thank you Zappos and Merrell.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Taftville Connecticut

I am a person who has walked barefoot all of my life once I got home and out of restraining footwear. I really have had a tough time finding footwear where I could feel the earth. Much of the footwear I have tried are over padded over soled and over supportive. I believe this causes the body to get lazy, and back/body aches begin. Saying that. I really like these. I wear them while walking my dogs, and going out of the home. I still go barefoot while in my own area. These little numbers are great for my needs. I purchased them in my usual size 8. When I first got them I thought that they would be to big, but after wearing them, my foot/shoe have merged. That really surprised me. I can wear thin socks with these too! I would highly recommend these to a barefoot woman who needs shoes for public wearing. They are also very adorable. A noted feature is that there is no arch support. These are not meant to have support. I looked for that feature. If you are looking for support, these do not give it. Your body needs to be the supporting system.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! I recently wore them in lieu of my running shoes on a vacation that involved a lot of walking, and my feet felt great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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