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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

Additional 202 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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May 9, 2013

DollyP

 

I love these shoes! The first couple of days that I wore them, I was afraid that they weren't going to work for me. When reviews said no support, they really meant no support. After wearing them for about a month, they are now my go to shoes for everyday wear. They definitely have a barefoot feel, which it turns out I love. They are extremely light, and my feet don't hurt at all after a days wear. I love the style, and may buy them in another color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2013

MARY

from CHICAGO, UIL

I've been trying to find a comfy summer slip on...I have my fingers crossed because I ripped off the tags on these. I normally take a 9.5, but decided to get the 10 in these & it was a good decision. Feels very comfy. The problems I've been having is that many shoes/sneakers are to low or there is no toe room...and the top of my toes get red & scraped badly. My toes are a bit chubby...so I hope it doesn't happen with this shoe. My foot does slide off to the sides a bit, & there isn't much support in this shoe...but it's comfy still. It's difficult for me to find a perfect shoe/sneaker, boot, etc. Thanks to Zappos for putting up with several returns until I found something I could wear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Bloomington, IL

I bought these to replace a beat-up pair of Skechers mary janes that I wear to work. They are fantastically comfortable! This is coming from someone without a history of foot problems and with straight sized feet (not wide or narrow). However, they do run half a size large and are a little less cute than in the pictures. Overall I am really satisfied with this purchase, and the shoes are well made. I had to return the first pair to get one for half a size down, and the process was amazingly quick and easy! I will definitely shop a Zappos again, and I will definitely be checking out Merrell again!

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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May 2, 2013

Customer

from Tennessee

Beautiful shoe! Soft, lovely design. Having several of this type of shoes, it was exactly what I was looking for just too large. INDIGO is PURPLE, not blue, not even blue-ish. A very rich purple. Since I need a smaller size anyway, I'm going to try a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Jambu/J-41

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Rita

from Kentucky

I absolutely love these shoes! The toe box is wider than on most shoes and I need that. It's difficult to get a nice looking shoe that actually has room for your toes without pinching them. They are so comfortable and stylish. It's true they don't have good arch support, but as I go barefoot most of the time, I have no problem with it. Great for running errands or just running around town.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Not the best looking shoe, but is a great casual shoe for keeping up with my pre-k kids on the weekends. I like the barefoot style, but refuse to wear foot 'gloves.' I had a pair of these last year, and they held up very well. Unfortunately, after wearing my normal size for a season, I realized they were ever-so-slightly too small and were putting pressure on my big toe. Now I've order a half-size up. The next size up fits fairly loosely, but the strap keeps them on and I don't think it will be a problem. Now if they could improve the color selections, I'd be back for a second pair.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 29, 2013

Maggie F

from Orange County, CA

These have to be the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought and I have purchased 4 pairs in different colors. Contemplating another color as well! They are not a shoe to go walking the streets with; however, for daily wear in and around the office they are very comfortable. I have arthritis in my feet so a shoe has to "give" as I go about my day and these adorable shoes do just that. Normally I would kick off my shoes as soon as I got home but not these. They fit their name as they are truly like being barefoot. They do run small so order next size up!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 29, 2013

Anne D

from England

I got this shoe for a few reasons; 1. I wanted to build my legs up by going natural as I can and the barefoot shoes idea seems like it would have merit. 2. Need it to be able to wear for along period of time with high amounts of walking and climbing, and hiking. 3. For comfort as well. What I got was all those things. When I wear this shoes it feels great. After wearing it for about 30 minutes it conforms to your foot to make it feel as if its apart of your foot you won't even realize your wearing shoes. I walk all over the place with this shoes. At first I did get a little of a rub on my left pinky toe but its fine now as for hiking and climbing and giving you natural like walk it's all of those. No back issues either. I recommend these to everyone. Oh, I've also had these for a couple of months before writing. Planning on buying a few more pairs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

Comfortable little shoe. With my size 11 and kind of wide foot, it was a great fit. I wanted something with a bit more support though. Perhaps if the styling suited me better, I would have forgone the support, but it just didn't have much zing.

Brands I'd also recommend: crocs, keen, patagonia

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 15, 2013

Allie

from Indiana

These shoes look great, but I didn't realize they were going for the barefoot feel. They offer zero support. I found they run smaller than usual size. I wish I could fit an insole in them. Wish that I hadn't worn them outside so I could return. I love the color. They look great with tan or grey.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks Privo, Jambu, Toms

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 15, 2013

Ann

from Arkansas

I was looking for total comfort and that's what I got with these awesome shoes! My feet sweat but not in these. And I am one to have band-aids on hand for blisters but I never got a blister, not even a toe blister. They were comfortable and cute from the moment that I put them on. A must purchase shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

I had such high hopes. The shoes looks good on screen, but it fits like those booties that you put over your shoes to go inside of a model home. I was not expecting arch support, but I did expect a glove-like fit. These are very loose and baggy on the sides even considering that I ordered down half a size (from my usual 9.5 to a 9). I loved the concept, the simplicity, the color and "barefoot" styles, but this is not snug enough on the foot to make it worth the price. I returned them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Nice minimalist shoe. Dressy enough for the office, but very comfortable. Like all minimal shoes, you need to be careful what type of pants you wear as to not walk on the pant legs all day. I'm rating the style a little lower because the big strap across the front gives these a more athletic look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2013

Muriel

 

Love this show, adorable and comfortable! At first they felt tight, sort of as if my toes were getting squished forward... but after wearing them around the house for half an hour, they were totally broken in and felt fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2013

KarenStl

 

These shoes are really cute, but not all that comfortable. I bought a size 9, which is my usual size, and the shoes do slip up and down quite a bit. The very good thing about them is the wide toe box. My feet are a little wide at the toes, and tend to fall asleep and hurt in a lot of shoes, but not these. They do give me zero support though, but I wasn't exactly expecting them to. They are true to their name, and almost feel as if you're barefoot. If it weren't for the slipping up and down, they would be perfect for what I bought them for, to wear as everyday comfortable shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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April 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Towson, Maryland

I wear a size 11 which is what I ordered. These shoes are too short, and unfortunately do not come in a size 11 1/2 so I will be returning them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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April 1, 2013

Linda K

from United States

After months of research about this barefoot thing, I decided to try it. These are, perhaps, the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned and yes, it does encourage a person to walk differently. There are times when more cushion might be nice (hours on concrete) but most of the time, the fact that I can feel what I'm walking on actually makes me pay more attention to posture and balance. The leather conforms like a glove to your foot. It was a teensy bit tight on my two littlest toes on the left foot, not enough to order the next size. Out came the shoe stretcher, et voil, a perfect fit. Wore then for miles of walking in Greece over Christmas. And they are cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington DC

These are great barefoot shoes! I wanted something I could wear on a vacation as we walk around and I was pleased with these. If you want cushion, this is not your shoe - but it is nice if you like the barefoot model. I took away a star for comfort because they run slightly smaller than I would like in the toe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

I am a teacher and am on my feet most of the day. I also have trouble finding flats that don't rub my feet so badly I end up with blisters. These shoes are perfect for both issues. They are so comfortable! This was my first pair of barefoot shoes, but they won't be my last. I have the black and the cream colors. They are casual enough to go with jeans or dressy enough for dress pants. After having tried so many flats I've lost count, I've finally found the perfect pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

These shoes are beautiful. They look fabulous on, much better than I expected. I love the swirl flower design along the side. They are soft and very lightweight. I have to send them back, though, because the toe box is not square enough for me. On the outer edges of the shoe, the slope from front to back is too steep, causing my smaller toes to get pushed into the edge of the shoe as I walk, while there is too much room in the big toe area. If not for this issue, I would have one of every color of these shoes. As a comparison, I have a pair of the Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove, and the toe box fits me much better there, Also, I felt the sizing of the Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove is the same as for this shoe - both for me run about 1/2 size small. I took a picture of them on my feet, and my mother loved them so much she ordered a pair for herself. I hope they work for her!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivobarefoot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 18, 2013

Wendy

from Asheville, NC

I am enjoying these cute comfy shoes. The color is a little more green than it looks in the pictures-sort of sage, less khaki. I have been told that the point of barefoot design is to build the arch and strength of the foot, but really I would prefer a little bit of arch support. We'll see.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Aetrex

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Winchester, Virginia

Merrell Barefoot shoes are wonderful! I am no athlete, so when I needed to strengthen my knee and leg muscles for an upcoming knee replacement surgery I knew I had some work to do. Besides doing minimal pre-op exercises, I bought a pair of Run Pace Glove shoes and gradually built up the length of time wearing them (very important!) and then wore them throughout my work day. I had no idea how much they had strengthened my legs until after the surgery when I began physical therapy. All the therapists and my doctor were amazed at how quickly my muscles recovered and how strong they were. Since then, I have bought 2 more pair of the Merrell Barefoot shoes, including this pair of black Life Wonder Glove that are dressy enough for church. I hope they keep making these shoes for a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

These are really cute, and I was hoping to have something to wear with skirts, but unfortunately they don't work for my feet. My toes slid forward when walking and became pinched by the hard front of the shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 21, 2013

Carol

from Athens, Ga

Love, love, love these shoes! Size and color are true. They feel like you are walking barefoot! Did I say I love these shoes?

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Merells

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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