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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%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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February 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Upstate NY

I was looking for something like the Vibram 5 Fingers that I could wear at work. This shoe could be that shoe but it didn't fit me. My second toe is longer than my big toe, and was hitting the fronts of these at 9.5. (I take between a 9.5-10.5 depending.) They are already too wide to work for me, so bigger won't be better. Wish the strap were adjustable, that would have solved the width problem!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram 5 Fingers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2013

Jenny H

from Carlsbad, CA

These are very cute shoes. They are comfortable right out of the box. These are quite support-less but no different from any other ballet flats that I have. I usually am a solid size 9 but these were a little too big. I am sending them back for an 8½.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was so disappointed when I got these shoes. I went to the shoemaker and put 2 grabs in the back so they wouldn't slip off. I went on holiday and could not get them to work. I figured I won't return them cause I had the grabs put in.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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January 22, 2013

Becca

 

This shoe is super cute! One of my feet is ever so longer than the other which is a problem for me. I think the fit is true to size but the issue I had is that the elastic in the back of the shoe pushes your foot forward in the shoe. My big toe was not an issue it was the other 4 digits...the toenails they kind of scrape the front which is a hard surface inside and I feel as though a full day of walking would irritate the nail beds, (be sure to clip your nails short). So they are going back, I could order the 9 but I think it might start to slip on the foot, and not sure it will solve the issue i had with the design. Overall -- comfortable, no scratching or any rubbing that I could tell, the strap fit great, stylish loved the asymmetrical design. If it were not for that issue of toes touching the front... it would have been my favorite all time shoe. My advice is order a size up or try your regular size and one size up to compare. I ordered the black, 8.5. Many times in general, l I buy size 8 though, just depends on the manufacturer. I would like to know if after wearing will that elastic sort of give more in the back so that the toes won't push forward after breaking them in. I would love to hear if that happens, can anyone comment?

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are really comfortable (if you are used to barefoot shoes). But I thought the strap and the white embroidery made it look weird. I would prefer it in a solid color without the strap.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

from California

I bought size 11 in port royal (great color). As a large-footed woman, I am used to having a hard time finding cute shoes and so I often settle for less-than-perfect. I love the way these shoes look and I love the fact that I can wear them to work and to semi-dressy occasions. I am not crazy about the sizing (the 11 (42.5) is too short for my Eur 43 feet) and I wish I had found true barefoot technology (sole is not thin or flexible enough and toe box isn't wide enough). But, Vivo Barefoot doesn't make women's shoes in my size, so this is as good as it gets. My strap button hasn't fallen off yet (as other reviewers have said), but the strap doesn't hold on very sturdily. To Merrell: I want to mention how thankful I am that you are trying to offer a complete barefoot line. I've gone barefoot and I never want to go back, not even in dressier occasions. Keep up the good work designing attractive barefoot shoes. When you work out all the kinks, I'll be here to buy more. Also, please consider going to a 43!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivo Barefoot

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

Someone should tell Merrell that these shoes should have a button that stays on. This is the second time I have had to quit wearing these shoes because there is no way to reattach the button that holds the strap. For the price I would think they would be made better. I cannot be the only one that has had this experience!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

Comfortable shoes and nice color. I normally wear a 7.5/8. The 7.5 was a little small, and the 8 is a little loose but still comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 2, 2013

Alexandra B

from Harpers Ferry, WV

This shoe is great - very comfortable! I'm a big fan of barefoot style shoes. I have very wide feet, and this shoe fits perfect. I think it runs a little on the small side. My standard shoe size is 7-7.5. I kept the size 7.5 but I think I could have gone up half a size. My favorite thing about this shoes is that they are simple enough to be worn with jeans but slender and cute to be worn with office apparel.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram 5 Finger Shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 1, 2013

Polly B

from Marco Island Florida

I absolutely love this shoe and find I wear it constantly. My only problem is the little strap button has come off on two different pairs of these shoes. I haven't seem that mentioned by other reviewers but once it comes out it is impossible to keep it in the shoe. For this reason I must drop the star rating to a 3.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 29, 2012

Kristen

from Alabama

These are an excellent option for people who want minimalist/barefoot style shoes that they can get away with wearing at work. I've been wearing Vibram Performa Janes, but I kill the soles of those in about 6 months so that was getting to be an expensive footwear habit. It will take me a lot longer than 6 months to wear a hole through these! I've seen it mentioned to get a half size up from your normal size and agree. I wear a 10 in Merrell's barefoot burst wrap sandals but went up to a 10.5 in these so that my toes were not constantly hitting the top/front of the toe box. If I wore them with socks this would be a problem because my feet would slide forward inside the shoe, but barefoot, my foot stays put and toes feel great--there's so much room to spread them out and wiggle them. After you spend a lot of time in barefoot shoes, regular shoes end up feeling like prisons for your feet. These have solved that problem for me. I ordered the pink first, and just got my second pair, the black wool version. I expect these to be my primary work footwear for a long time to come.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram Five Fingers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet and find it very difficult to find shoes that are comfortable to be in all day. I typically wear an 11 and the 11 in these are perfect without any pinching or rubbing. If you are familiar with barefoot shoes and are on the fence about purchasing these - just do it! Especially if you have wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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December 27, 2012

Theresa C

from middle TN

I bought these for my 84-year-old mother for Christmas and she absolutely loves them! She had them in another color and just the day before Christmas told me that she wished she had them in black. I had to hide my smile behind my hand to keep from giving it away. She says that these are the most comfortable shoes she has ever owned. They fit very well. Thanks, Zappos, for the efficient service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 25, 2012

Susan

from La Jolla

This is my second pair of these shoes which tells you that I love them, but the reason for four stars is that Merrell has changed their sizing - at least for small sizes. My first pair was a size 5 that they then considered to be a European size 35. They fit perfectly. For some reason, they are now sending out European size 36 as a size 5. I don't know if they changed sizes for the whole range, but beware, shoes that used to fit may be too big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Arcopedico

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Snowmass Village, CO

These shoes are very cute and lightweight - however, definitely on the wide side. I am an 11 narrow, but sometimes 11 mediums fit if cut on the narrow side. These are not. I only found one bare of barefoot Merrels that do fit long enough and a bit narrower - the lace up Dash model. If you have a wider foot, these are really worth a try!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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December 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are my favorite shoes ever. It took a while for the muscles in my feet to get used to them, but now I wear them almost every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. Cute, comfortable and very light weight. They do feel as if you are barefoot. I would definitely recommend these to someone looking for a simple designed, yet fashionable shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2012

Anonymous

from California

I absolutely love these shoes! They are very comfortable and cute - and I believe that barefoot shoes are better for your feet, but you do need to take time to get used to them. If I win the lottery, I will buy them in every color. I, too, selected "no arch support" because these "barefoot" shoes are not supposed to have any.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 17, 2012

Anonymous

from East Lansing, MI

These shoes are very comfortable - and coming from someone with foot problems like mine, that's saying a lot. I'm thinking of getting another pair in red.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have 2 pairs of the older Barefoot Glove shoes. They are meant to give your foot protection, but not support, it is like walking barefoot, but nothing getting stuck in your foot! I love them so much that I pretty much wear them year round. When I have to put on other shoes, they just don't feel right. I am almost ready to get another pair. My only complaint, they tend to start to smell after a while. If you wear them with ankle socks, that will take care of it. Otherwise, mine just go into the washer and dry naturally.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 8, 2012

Anonymous

from San Jose, CA

These are super comfortable. I put them on when they arrived and didn't want to take them off. I wore them through the airport and around town for several days with no discomfort. Only thing I don't like: they aren't as cute as the Ahnu Karma in black. A little less stylish. But the comfort makes up for it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington State

The elastic loop that hooks over the button to keep the strap secure won't stay secure so it tend to flop if it is bumped. Otherwise I liked the shoe but am returning it because can't cope with the strap flapping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

December 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

I have very high arches, and though it may not feel like arch support. The shoe molds to my foot, and is so light weight, I never wear anything else. I have all colors except one. And plan on getting my dad and mom Merrell technology for Christmas. It's really amazing!

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable shoes. I can walk all day in them. They look great with nice casual dresses and jeans. I get many compliments on them. A shoe insert fixed a foot smell problem that I have only had with these shoes. I love the shoes and recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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