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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%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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October 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. They are my first barefoot shoe. Very comfortable and so, so cute and delicate. That is what I love about them the most - light, delicate and pretty. Love love love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram Fivefingers, Chacos Vibram Yampa

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I can't say enough great things about this shoe! It is uber-comfortable and cute. I can even get away with wearing them with slacks at work. I wish they still sold the version without the strap, which would make it more work-appropriate, but the strap does make it feel very secure. I wear them with no-show footies, but I have walked for hours in them barefoot as well, and no blisters or irritation at all. I want to wear them every day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 22, 2013

Anonymous

from SF

Very soft and comfy to the feet. Just love it! The look is so cute. But I don't think it's not for extended walking because there's not a lot of shock cushioning at the bottom.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 10, 2013

Sandra D

from Louisville, KY

These shoes allow me to enjoy the benefits of barefoot walking along with meeting the dress requirements for work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes, casual, yet just nice enough to pull off at work without drawing attention. They have held up well, and have replaced my wife's Dansko and Sanita work shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivobarefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love Merrell Barefoot shoes! I have had problems with my feet (plantar fasciitis, bone pains the list goes on), as well as my hip and back. I started to notice that these problems got worse if I wore the same pair of shoes day after day. I finally tried these shoes and within a day my pain was gone, I later asked my PT about it and she told me that many shoes just exacerbate pre-existing conditions that many people may not even realize they have, like that leg of yours that is 1/4 inch longer. Tried other styles of the Barefoot series and the are all amazing for me. Highly recommend especially if you have problems with your feet. I have read comments about how these shoes don't have enough arch support, I noticed that I naturally adjusted to these and never feel like I need more support I could walk forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 23, 2013

Ally

from Springfield, IL

I recently started wearing a pair of Merrell barefoot shoes (road glove dash 2) and fell in love with them. I wanted a pair of barefoot shoes to wear to work and found these. They are the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever owned. The only problem I had was finding the correct size. I'm normally an 8 (in the other pair of Merrells and other shoes) but I'm a 7 in these. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2013

Linda

from San Francisco Bay Area

These are fabulous shoes -- they feel very much like my Vibram Five Fingers, but are much more stylish and I can wear them to work without sideways looks. :) I am so happy that I found them. I was surprised that I needed to down-size one full size from 8 to 7 (even the 7.5 seemed to large). I LOVE these shoes. They are my new favorite. I'll be buying more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram Five Fingers, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 16, 2013

Kim P

from Kirkwood, Missouri

Stylish, cute, comfortable, athletic, fun... Where have you been all my life? I have been searching for a show like this for years! I finally found it and will be ordering a few more pairs! There is one thing to mention: these are barefoot shoes so it's like walking barefoot. Walking barefoot all day can make your legs feel strange after a while and, for now, I can only wear these shoes a max of 10 hours a day. Great, fun shoe! I love it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Privo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2013

Eleanor

from Maryland

Barefoot shoes take some getting used to, so don't wear them the first time on a hike. Otherwise, they've become my go-to shoes for walks, weekends, and around the house/yard. And I think they're pretty cute!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 8, 2013

MaryEllen

from Painting My Way Around the USA

Took one look and was ready to send these back. Then I put them on! Amazing. These are now my all day everyday clean shoe. They are so comfy. Better than barefoot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Jambu, J41

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 5, 2013

Patti c

from marin county CA

I have narrow feet and a high arch so I did have to put insoles in them. I have several Merrell shoes and can trust them. I don't buy shoes very often but a friend recommended you and I took the plunge!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merril again

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

I really, really wanted to love these. I'm the type of person who walks either barefoot or in pumps, not much in between, so a minimalist shoe is exactly what I need for casual wear. These are very cute in person, but unfortunately they have a couple of odd design issues that mean they're headed back today. The strap is non adjustable; in my case, that meant on one foot, it was too long to lay flat, bunching up a bit where it attaches at the toe box. The lack of a true padded insole wasn't an issue for me; but the lack of any liner at all meant that my feet slipped forward while wearing them, constantly cramming my toes against the front. (The toe box feels rather odd, almost as though it's shaped at an angle that wasn't compatible with my toes--a very strange feeling.) No liner + no ventilation meant they were also pretty hot in actual use. They're so cute, I want to make them work, but I'm not sure even going down half a size will work for the slipping. They just don't feel oversized...more like wrongly shaped for my foot (size 9, average width, long toes). It's too bad. :(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 22, 2013

JJ

from Washington, C

Cute shoe and nice colors but I would not plan to do a serious amount of walking in them. I had planned to use them as my main pair of dog walking shoes but there is no support and the sole is so thin I worry about street debris (glass, nails, etc) breaking through. They definitely work with jeans if you are looking for a casual shoe - just didn't meet my needs.

Brands I'd also recommend: born, boc, clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

NOW I understand the barefoot shoe trend! First off, these shoes are very cute. They are the perfect casual slip-on, as far as being appropriate for my casual office environment, or for going out for a glass of wine, or slipping on after yoga class. They are comfortable like wearing a glove. They have NO support, basically, and they are not intended to. As soon as you put them on, you find that your stride changes to cushion the bottom of your foot - you start to glide like a cat stalking prey, or a bow-hunter creeping silently through the woods. It engages every muscle from your tippy toes to your abs. I love them. I ordered my regular size 7, and I thought they might be a tiny bit small, but after a couple days wear, they feel perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 17, 2013

Lenora B

from Great Falls, MT

I am very picky about my shoes. Put these on when I first got them and didn't take them off again until bedtime. Had to wear a spot Band-Aid on my left 5th toe for protection for 2-3 days. The detailed stitching adds to their cuteness factor.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Far Northern CA

I generally wear size 7.5 C or D width, but some Merrell shoes fit in an 8 medium and this style is one of them. It's a pretty shoe and the sole has a good Vibram grip although not any support to speak of.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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July 12, 2013

Meredith

from NY

These are the most comfortable shoes I own. People either find barefoot shoes uncomfortable or very comfortable (within reason; there are some poorly made shoes of both types out there). If you don't need a lot of support or correction (ie don't pronate, etc) then these might be just the casual shoes for you. I don't like them in the rain (I hate having wet feet), and there are some materials they are not a pleasure to walk on (uneven gravel or incredibly hot asphalt), but I work in NYC, and they are fine for day to day walking on hot city pavements. These are by far and away my favorite shoes; I wear them to work almost daily in the summer and most days when I am at home. They do not get smelly (I do wear small socks that you can't see with them), and they do not move around or cause blisters when you walk. That said, if you have very delicate feet or cannot stand the thought of feeling the textures of the surface you are walking on, you should stay away from barefoot shoes in general. I would buy these and others from their line again (and will when these ones wear out).

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Vibram, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 10, 2013

Deedi

from houston, tx

I am pretty consistent with a size 10, thanks to my long second toe. the toe box on these shoes starts angling down towards the small toe, so this is a NO GO for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 8, 2013

Teresa

from Northern VA

I purchased these shoes (tan) over a year ago, they still look great, and they continue to be the most comfortable shoes I own. When they get dirty, I throw them in the washing machine and let them air dry. I wear these shoes with shorts, skinny jeans, capris and khaki or jean shirts. People compliment me on these shoes often, and ask where they can buy a pair. While traveling, they are super easy to slip on and off (at the airport security check & on the plane), also, they are easy to pack (flat) in a suitcase or carry on luggage.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 1, 2013

Marjie s

from glenville, wv

These are very good looking barefoot comfort shoes. I ordered my true size and they're a teeny-tiny bit short - but I knew if I went up a half size, they'd be too big. I broke them in around the house and they gave enough to be comfortable. I run in barefoot shoes, and now can be just as comfortable at work or out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 28, 2013

Julia

from Michigan

I bought these shoes to wear for my volunteer job in a hospital this summer, 4 hours a week. I am accustomed to being barefoot and have a very high arch. It is like being barefoot when I wear them, because they have zero support. It works for me. I wish the insole was suede so they would be more comfy without socks. Super cute, but wouldn't recommend them for long periods of standing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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June 27, 2013

Traveling T

from Atlanta, GA

I can only smile when I think of these shoes. I took these on a trip to Europe and wore them EVERYDAY! They were super comfortable and kept my feet from hurting while walking for hours and hours. Mind you I have plantar faciitis in both feet from years of athletics and I was able to see everything I wanted to see without having to stop due to pain. If you are considering buying these shoes, DO IT. You will look great with skirts or pants, they are easy to get on and off (airports!) and they keep your feet happy. What more could you want?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 27, 2013

Christian D

from Indianapolis, IN

These are incredibly comfortable. I wear a 9.5 or 10 usually, and a 9 fit perfectly. It took a few days to get used to the sole, but I wear them constantly, even standing all day at work. I do wear flats socks with them, and they don't fall off like other flats. LOVE these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2013

Leslie F

from Dallas, Texas

Great shoes. Comfortable right out of the box. First use: tromping around the French Quarter in New Orleans, without breaking them in. Very comfortable, no blisters or rubbing. Coming up next: Germany. Plus I even had comments from teenagers on how cute they were! I have feet that are wider in the toe box area and these fit fine!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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