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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

36%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

Additional 177 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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April 14, 2012

Courtney M

from Butte, MT

These shoes are unlike any others I've tried. I need comfortable flat shoes for being on my feet all day. I've tried lots of different styles and these are hands down my favorites. They stretch to fit really well -- no sore spots, no rubbing -- and they're as truly flat as anything else I've ever worn. They breathe nicely and my feet don't get sweaty in them. I like them so much I'm getting a second pair. They're certainly not for everyone as they don't offer much in the way of support, but for being on my feet all day I don't think I could be happier with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

I love this shoe! It is so comfortable and versatile. Ordered my normal Size 7 and it fit perfectly. I have bunions so fitting a shoe is not usually easy for me. Only Zappos free shipping for orders and returns gave me the confidence to order a shoe online.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Knoxville, TN

Merrell Barefoot shoes are supposed to fit "snug." You're not supposed to allow that extra thumb-width of space at the toe because they are supposed to fit "like a glove," as the name implies. Merrell shoes in general run about a half size small. I'm a pretty solid 9 1/2 in most shoes, but every Merrell shoe I've ever had or tried on, I'm a perfect size 9. About the Barefoot Wonder Glove specifically, if you don't have long toes, these shoes are the perfect hybrid shoe to give you the comfort of a barefoot/athletic shoe with the style of a ballet flat. There are NO sharp edges that cut into your feet, and they can dress up more than you'd expect! The ONLY problem with this shoe, for me, is that it fit to my toes more like a beginning climbing shoe. My big toe fit perfectly with the length of the shoe, but my long toes were slightly bent because the toe box narrows on the outside. And this was while sitting! My toes in this shoe cannot spread while I walk, like they would if I were barefoot. Merrell needs to join Altra running shoes and work on foot-shaped toe-boxes and create a truly barefoot-like shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra, Columbia, Patagonia

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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June 14, 2012

Shannon

from Washington State

Despite having no arch support, I find that I pronate less in these shoes than in shoes with my orthotics. A little padding to separate my foot from the street would be nice, but overall these shoes are a great surprise for someone with seriously problematic feet and ankles. Just don't wear them when it is raining because you will have no traction.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 10, 2012

Anonymous

from La Jolla CA

These are nice shoes - pretty and comfortable. The toe is narrower than the rest of the shoe which is why it feels a bit small. The rest of the shoe is soft and true to width, but if you have wide feet, you might want to try a size larger. What you don't want to do is go for long walks. I have high arches, so arch support isn't an issue for me, but I would like a bit more cushioning in the heel. The other problem is that the minimal traction in the vibram sole/heel is wearing down after only a few days.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

Nice fitting, but the fabric on the side of the shoe is way more gray than it looks like on the picture.

Brands I'd also recommend: puma

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoe is very comfortable. There is no padding, so be warned - it's as if you are barefoot. I have had my shoes for a couple of months, and the strap on one shoe pops off the button (it's a loop over a small button). I have a wide foot, and these shoes worked well for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

These are okay. They would be great if the toebox wasn't so short. I have a normal length foot and my toes are pushed up against the top of the shoe, causing blisters. I still have hope for them, though, so I'm going to get the toebox stretched. Hopefully that will solve the problem. Also, there is a bit of a teenager feel to them. I wasn't expecting to wear these with any sort of formal attire, but even with jeans I feel like they are meant for the under 20 crowd. All in all, I'd say that if you're looking for a nice travel shoe and are willing to shell out a few bucks to get the toebox stretched, then go for them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Gentle Souls

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 16, 2012

BQ

from Tampa, FL

I really love how these shoes look, but there is NO support of any variety in the sole. For those of you ladies who ever took ballet (and granted, for me it's been about 28 years), that's exactly what these soles are like. I enjoy "barefoot" shoes as long as there is *some* arch support, but these have none. It was a real shame because they are cute and the diagonal strap attaches in a way that makes them very easy on/off. As for sizing, I tend to be an 8.5 without socks and a 9 with socks. Since these are meant to be worn without socks, the 8.5 fit me perfectly. I would say to order your regular size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 10, 2012

Snow

from Texas

I have a pair a pair of Merrell Barefoot Pace gloves in size 8 and absolutely love them. But, I wanted something a little dressier and decided to try the Barefoot Wonder Glove in a Size 8. Perhaps because the Wonder Glove does not have laces, they seemed slightly too big. And because of the asymmetric strap, they tended to rotate just a little bit to the side. I thought about trying a smaller size, but decided to try a different style because the Wonder Glove is also very narrow.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 2, 2012

Gina

from St. Louis

I'm really disappointed in this shoe (or maybe it's my foot). I thought they were sooo cute I had to have them - they arrived yesterday and when I tried them on they were very narrow. The side of my foot under the baby toe hung over the footbed. So disappointed, they're adorable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 15, 2012

Anonymous

from near Boston

1. I needed white shoes for an outdoor event. I was anticipating the silver, but the white parts are more "bone" or off-white than white. They would not work for my purpose. 2. I ordered the 8.5 and the 9 and neither fit. In Merrell, I'm a solid 8.5 shoes/9 sandals. Both of these were swimming on me. They fit more like an outline than a glove. 3. Really thought about keeping a pair, but I knew I wouldn't wear them because of the fit. 4. Style-wise, I realized I wanted something closer to a ballet flat than a Mary Jane. 5. Back they go. Thank you Zappos for helping me find the right shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan Air Bacara ballet flats

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

I had never tried the Barefoot brand before and wasn't sure what to expect. I loved the style - very cute and a little unusual. Looks dressier than I would have thought. But they feel just like wearing a shoe without the usual insole. Zero arch support of course, rather like wearing slippers. I could never wear them for more than very short hops. Also I found the toe box to be cut at a severe angle so that even though there is room at the end of my big toe, toes two and three are butting up against the end of the shoe. I went up half a size and had the same problem.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

I only wear Merrell shoes. I loved the look of these when they arrived They seemed comfie walking on the carpet at home, but when I wore them outside onto concrete, I could feel every single stone, twig and bump in the road. After wearing them all day, I had a bruise on the bottom of my foot. I think I will wear them as slippers indoors only.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I have been looking for a pair of black flats that are both cute and comfortable. these shoes are very cute and felt comfortable when I put them on. However, halfway through my day my toes hurt badly and I could hardly walk. I am on my feet quite a bit at work. I think they run short. Maybe if I had ordered a size up they might be comfortable. I emailed Zappos with my problem and they agreed to let me return the shoes for a full refund as a courtesy. Wow! I will certainly do more ordering from Zappos. I am very disappointed though as I would love to have these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: I like Clarks as they fit well and are comfortable.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am usually very happy with Merrell shoes, but the last few pairs I've ordered have disappointed me. These have a hard, plastic-feeling top along the toes that make it very uncomfortable to wear barefoot, as intended. Also feel about a half size small. Returning!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

April B

from Seattle, WA

I love the shoe and your Wow service, but I am only giving 1 star because I was disappointed that after just 5 minutes of wearing, the elastic button loop on the right shoe broke. I could fix it myself, but for the price it shouldn't break, so I will return it. Your quality control should check this feature on the shoe and get back to the folks at Merrell.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 13, 2012

Cheryl

from Northern California

I love my other Merrell shoes but had been waiting for a "cute" style. These are definitely cute but not at all up to Merrell's usual standards. They have absolutely no support. I returned them and am still waiting...come on Merrell - we need cute shoes that support our feet!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Murrells Inlet, SC

Love these in every way. Perfect for travels or round town.... Everyone should own a pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

Wonder shoes! These are so comfortable and SO cute on. I work in a medical office, and these are my go-to for scrubs as well as jeans on the weekend. I wear size 10, and usually good shoes are hard to find. (Also got them wet and they still looked great). Loved them so much that I bought a second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Madison, Wisconsin

An awesome shoe. I love the way they feel and fit. The name says it all. Barefoot Wonder Glove. I loved it so much, I did a search on them and purchased about 10 pair in different colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Like so many others here, I love this shoe. I do have to add additional arch support, but my feet are very picky about that. Otherwise, they are perfectly comfortable and also very cute on. You can see how many hundreds of people have bought and reviewed these shoes, so why do they appear to be discontinued to soon? I wanted to buy another pair, but the color I wanted is now totally gone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

Style 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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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