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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

246 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

Additional 151 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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June 14, 2013

Alison M

from Poway, CA

Doesn't fit my narrow foot as well as the styles that lace. Even so, the left arch strap was 1/4 inch longer and sewn at a different angle than the right strap making the right and left shoes fit differently. If they were both like the right, I might have been able to put innersoles in the front half of the shoe to take up the high toe box and keep my foot back. Just not the right style for me I guess. Cute, and well made other than that. Oh, and because it doesn't lace, my left (lazy ankle) falls inward...the reason for the no arch support comment. Tried to give it a 4 star overall but it's stuck on 5. Go figure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 2, 2013

Kay K

from Arizona

Love these shoes! They are exactly what I wanted and I am thrilled with them. I find the strap and the button hook work great for me. I know others had complained about them, but I like the easy off. They are very comfortable and my favorite shoe right now!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 30, 2013

Fran B

from Oostburg, WI

I absolutely love my barefoot shoes! This is my first pair and I hope to buy another pair in another color. I reach for them more than any other pair of shoes. They did take some breaking in, but now I can walk in them all day. I usually wear a 9 1/2 but think I will size up one half size as my big toes hit the front of the shoe. I wear these to work - I walk a lot at work and my legs and feet never hurt. Love, love, love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Danskos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 27, 2013

Jennifer R

from Birmingham, AL

Very comfortable, feels like going barefoot, exactly as marketed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 25, 2013

Ashley

from Tennessee

Bunion owners, look no further! These are the best. There is plenty of room for wide forefoot, narrow heel, no pressure points whatsoever. Even though I have very high arches in addition to bunions, and that usually requires arch support, because of the barefoot technology, these shoes make me walk differently so I do not notice a need for extra arch supports. Pinky toe calluses went away entirely, and bunion calluses are shrinking. Now I need a pair for lighter colors. I can get away with the black ones at work, I am not so sure about the lighter colors because the rubber is more visible in contrast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 23, 2013

Natalie

from Indiana

This is the best pair of shoes I have ever owned. I purchased them, put them on my feet, and went straight to the airport, as I was leaving on a 2 week international trip to Paris and Iceland. These are barefoot/minimalist shoes, so if you get them and think to yourself, "What the heck, I didn't pay this much for flimsy slippers!" these might not be the shoe for you. I wore these every day in Paris and Iceland, and I didn't get any blisters in the typical spots (heels and toes)--I ended up getting a big blister on my left forefoot between my big and second toe on the padded part of my foot--but I didn't know I had a blister--I couldn't even feel it! I think I got it because I didn't ease into wearing these shoes. Regardless of the blister, it was the most innocuous blister I've ever had, so I'm still calling this a major victory. I always feel like I'm falling over when I wear shoes, like I'm off balance and about to tumble. I've not had that issue once while wearing these shoes. I feel lighter on my feet than ever before, and I'm so, SO glad that I've finally found THE pair of shoes for me. It rained a lot while we were in Paris, but the shoes dried rather quickly and I did not have any issues with slipping unless I was walking on a metal surface. Because they're flexible and essentially flat (I think each shoe weighs something like 4 ounces) the shoes wouldn't take up any space in a suitcase (I wouldn't know because I wore them the whole time!) My feet can get stinky, especially in the summer, so I do have some potential future concerns regarding the anti-microbial layer that's infused into the sole of the shoe. It's held up the past 2 months I've had them, but I know you can't just throw these in the washer (vegans beware, the shoe has real animal leather so you'll not want to purchase these). But, I'm about to buy another pair (I bought the black pair first) so I'm obviously very pleased and willing to take the risk of possible smelliness.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2013

Donna E

from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

I absolutely love these shoes. They are much more comfortable than sneakers, and better exercise for the feet, ankles and legs. Walking outside on grass or concrete is fine, but too much walking at the mall left my feet feeling really fatigued and achy. They are better for outside.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are sturdy. I have had the same pair for years (or whenever they first came out). They are not water shoes but I wear them for walks on the beach. I often walk in the water and they can take it! I am impressed with the quality. And also they are very comfortable on my aged and problematic feet. They are not particularly cute, but there are not many shoes that are cute on my size 10 1/2 foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2013

Kiki

from California

I hate shoes. But I really liked these. Being a fan of walking barefoot, I decided to give minimalist/barefoot shoes a go. Definitely not for everyone, if you need arch support don't wear these. I bought 8.5 and feel the toe rub, so I'm going to have to size up to 9. Other than that, they're comfortable, look good (I can wear them to work in a semi-professional environment), and wear them out walking or hiking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 10, 2013

Thelma G

from Texas (Gods Country)

I love the speedy service and the emails confirming the order is being sent. You can't go wrong with Zappos. Thanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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