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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%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.

Additional 227 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great. The toe box does feel a bit bigger then a 7.5 but I think that, that will be good since it will allow for your feet to swell a bit if you plan on walking long distances. They are perfect for going on a trip since they weigh nothing and won't take up much room in a suitcase. I got them for my upcoming trip to Italy and France and they will be perfect. I can easily use them to do light hiking and walk all over europe while still feeling comfortable enough with the style to go out to a nice dinner in them. I have been looking for a pair of shoes like this forever and was hesitant to buy them but I'm so glad I did. Everyone should own these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2012

DIANE W

from Tallahassee, FL

I have a somewhat narrow foot and it is hard for me to find shoes that are not lace-up that actually fit. These were no exception. I could slide my finger with room to spare easily around the top of the toe area. I love Merrell's but I feel bad returning so many of them for other styles. Thank goodness for free returns. Thank you Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

Cute option for those wanting to continue the barefoot option when running shoes are not an option. Really comfortable, too. I own 2 pairs in 2 colors and the two size 7's fit very differently. Beware and maybe order 2 sizes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivobarefoot, Jambu

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington DC

I just recently purchased these in black. They are as light as a feather. They do fit a bit loosely though I needed my regular 7.5 due to length. However they don't slip on the heel at all thanks to the strap. And with the bit of extra space I can wear thin socks if I want which looks surprising cute if they are fun pring. I've been wanting some ballet flats and don't like the type with the elastic in the heel but those without elastic always slip so these are a nice alternative for me and the diagonal strap is cuter and a little different than a regular mary jane strap. I plan to take them on a trip to China to be my dressy shoe when I don't want to wear my hiking boots. They won't take up any space or weight in my suitcase which is a major plus. If they weren't on the pricey side I would be tempted to get the pink too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Loren C

from Owasso, OK

Wonderful! This is the cutest barefoot-style shoe I have seen. It is incredibly light. The shoes don't stand out as barefoot shoes and they seem well-made. They look fine with a casual dress. The diagonal strap adds style and also helps keep the shoe on well enough for light active use.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

Kyle H

from Massachusetts

I have three pairs of Merrell Barefoot athletic shoes and I thought I would try these for a dressier walking option. Sadly, they were sized really differently from the Pace Glove and the Lithe Glove - while the sneaker-y shoes fit me close around the arch and in the heel but are nice and open and loose in the toe, the Wonder Glove (and the very similar Serene Glove) were loose all over except where my outer toes bumped against the shoe. They are very attractive, though. Wish they fit!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Suzie

from Texas

This shoe is adorable in style! The aluminum color is a taupe and white combination which will work with so many things. Unfortunately I don't think the barefoot style is going to work for me. There is no arch support and I could feel my feet flattening and rolling over the minute I put them on. They get an A+ for style but the fit doesn't work for anyone accustomed to a solid arch support and a good walking sole. I wish they would design this same shoe with a more heavy duty walking sole.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

C's M

from NYC

Oh so frustrating - tried this shoe in different colors and sizes. Here's the good part - super cute and comfy. The bad part is, no matter what size I tried the elastic pushed my foot into the front of the shoe. Increase size, same issue. Go up another size, same issue. Somehow comfy isn't so comfy when your toenails scrape the front on every step. Had to give up and find another brand!

Brands I'd also recommend: Jahmbu

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I wanted to like these shoes so much as they are very cute. I am a big advocate of barefoot shoes and own several for running, including ones by Merrell. But wearing these around the house for a couple of hours, my toes felt too scrunched (even when I went up a size) and something about the construction bothered the ball of my foot. More comfy with socks but I wanted to wear them without. So, with much deliberation, I am sending them back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Southwest Virginia

For me, very comfortable (narrow heels, wider forefoot with a bunion on one foot). They are a barefoot style shoe, so I do feel the ground underfoot. These shoes work with pants, capris, skirts; I think they are cute (enough that I bought a second pair in black!).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 14, 2012

Lisa g

from morgantown, wv

These shoes are awesome. Super comfy. Like barefoot with protection. I got the black and mulberry in a 6.5. They fit totally different. The black is more fitted and the mulberry is wider. Both cute, but I will have to order the mulberry in a 6 - if they get it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

I had been looking for a flat for a long time and decided to give these a try. At first I thought they might be too big, but after wearing them for a while, they really do fit like a glove and very comfortable. A cute, casual shoe that looks good with pants or a skirt.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Utah

I love these shoes! They are so comfortable--just like wearing a sock, but much more attractive. These shoes are super cute and perfectly minimalist, and smile every time I put them on because I love how they look and feel so much!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Wasn't so sure about the barefoot concept of these shoes but I love them! Even though the strap did break after a week and I had to exchange them I still give them 5 stars. I just hope they hold up better this time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Katie M

from New England

I absolutely love these! I normally need a wide width, but these are no problem. I suppose you could wear orthodics in these if you really wanted to, but as with flip-flops, I just wear my little arch support elastic thing. The only complaint I have is about sizing. Merrell is very inconsistent. I usually order an 8 for Merrells (although I just looked in my closet and see that I have a couple of pairs that are 8½). For these, I had to go down to a 7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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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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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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