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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

Additional 152 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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November 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Edina, MN

After asking for recommendations for comfortable flats from FB friends (and getting a huge response!) I bought these shoes for a 2 week trip to Ethiopia. It was all about comfort for me but I still found these to be super cute! The first two days I wore them I thought I was going to cry with how much they hurt, a portion of that potential crying time in the Amsterdam airport when I wanted to toss them in the garbage can. I don't know what happened, but on day 3 and moving forward they became the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. I'm sure it just took my feet a little time to get used to not having a big cushiony bottom.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2012

Heidi

from Chicago

It is hard to judge shoes by style and comfort when the sizing is so horribly off. I purchased these in a size 8 and I could easily fit two fingers between my heel and the back of the shoe. They seemed cute and I like the barefoot idea for comfort, but I found another pair that I like rather than order and return 2-3 more pairs to try and find the correct size for my feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Indigo by Clarks, Ecco

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 17, 2012

Jesus L

from Canal Winchester Ohio

Think about what you are buying here. BAREFOOT Marrell. Don't ignore the barefoot part. No support at all what so ever. I read a few reviews that said they were good for a long day at work. Well they aren't. I'm not sure where you would wear them to, but not if you need support walking or standing at work. They may be good for rock climbing. On rocks that aren't sharp. :) They are super cute though ;) Had to return =(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 17, 2012

Cindy D

from Huntington WV

Great minimalist shoe. I love them for wearing to yoga. I also like them for walking about the mall. Perfect shoe for travel, feels like a slipper with good protection for the souls of your feet. I have 2 pair, love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks and Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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October 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

The sole seems to thick to be considered a barefoot shoe... just a traditional Maryjane feel. The toe box wasn't wide for the little toes like a barefoot shoe should feel. Otherwise it is really cute. I'm going to checkout the Vivo's maryjanes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivo

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am a window clerk for the USPS and have been wearing this shoe for 1 1/2 years. I literately stand on my feet 8-10 hours a day. when I"m not working I am either barefoot or wearing Vibram 5 finger shoes. I used to have trouble with my feet, back and hips, after getting no relief from other shoes and inserts and the doctor, I decided to do the opposite of what the foot doctor was recommending. At age 56 I am doing better now than I have been in the last 15 years. I will never go back! Barefoot (or as close as you can get away with) is the only way to go! Love this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2012

Wonderfeets

from SW Florida

Barefoot shoes are wonderful, if you are ready to wear them. They do not offer support like many other shoes which encase your feet into rigid coverings offering heavily padded footbeds. It seems counter-intuitive to put on a shoe which does not fit the typical model; however, once your feet are made to work out again and strengthen, the magic begins. I love these shoes. Been running in Nike Free 3.0 soles with a minimal drop and lots of flexibility in a style which put the mid to forefoot on the ground first. The stride is shorter, but the shock to the knees and hips are minimized. I have become so accustomed to wearing flexible shoes. The thought of having to wear a more restrictive shoe with a skirt or non workout clothing had me concerned. Then I found Merrell's barefoot line and the Wonder Glove! They are perfect. Got them in black and they look dressy enough to go to a classics concert and great with jeans, too. I wear a US size 7.5-8 depending on manufacturer and style. In European sizes that translates to 37-38. I ordered 7.5. My feet are on the narrow side. The Wonder Glove is not too loose and stays nicely on my feet. The Vibram sole is flexible but sturdy making walking and even running comfortable. I did not buy these for running, but they can move nicely. Very happy with these shoes and with Zappos. Merrell's website offers some training tips on how to condition your foot for wearing barefoot shoes. These are same kind of exercises were given to me by a trainer with a masters degree in exercise physiology. I am stronger, more balanced and no longer suffer foot pain from plantar fasciitis.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Pikorinos, Nike (Free)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

The most comfortable and most stylish I ever had! I use these shoes at work where I stay on my feet all day long.

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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October 23, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco bay area

I loved these shoes. I wore them everyday to work, as I am currently pregnant, and cannot wear high-heeled shoes. These provided enough support, despite it being flat. However, I am very disappointed that after 5 months of wear, it is giving up on me. The little button where you hook the strap on came off. And the sides of my shoes started falling apart. Sadly, I would have to give these shoes up. I'm not sure if it's worth buying another pair, given that its life span was only 5 months.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have a pair of these in aluminum. These shoes are fantastically comfortable, very durable, and definitely cute. I have been wearing barefoot Merrell's for over a year and have noticed any foot pain I once had is virtually gone. These shoes are great for those with narrow heels - they allow plenty of room in the toe box without slipping at the heels. I have always had a problem with my toes feeling cramped by ballet flats. My least favorite thing about this shoe is how far the button the strap hooks on to sticks out. I find the button annoying a little annoying if I am sitting cross-legged.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 12, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Cute shoe. Looks stylish and dressy but seems robust. Packs very small. Like it better with cork inserts for support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

Not comfortable at all. I tried to break them in slowly, but so far they hurt my feet. I might try getting them stretched to see if that helps. I always wear a size 8 but these seem a little short. I already wore them (just trying to break them in) so unfortunately I can't send them back. I would if I could though!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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October 8, 2012

Mary

from AZ

Love these shoes. I love to walk barefoot. I have better balance barefoot and I'm not as clumsy. These are the first pair of shoes I've owned that let me walk naturally. Since I'm used to walking barefoot and am on my feet all the time as a music teacher, there was no "adjustment period" for me. They felt amazing from day one. One warning, they are rather thin soled. They would not be appropriate for walking the hot sidewalks of phoenix in July-September. Anywhere else should be fine. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Melbourne, FL

I have 3 pairs of Wonder Gloves. I love them - great for shopping and walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Sarasota, FL

These shoes are very comfortable to wear around the house or for light walking. They have no support, so do not expect them to be comfy all day for walking unless you don't need any support. I love the color and the fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are poorly made and poorly designed shoes. I bought them (not from Zappos) for a trip to Europe, thinking I can comfortably walk in them and dress them up or down. They were super uncomfortable to wear all day (and I've worn other barefoot technology shoes, with more success). Also, within 2 days of wear, the cloth of the right shoe "puckered" and deformed, making them look hideous and essentially rendering them unwearable. These are way overpriced for the poor overall quality. After this experience, I've sworn off ever buying Merrells again.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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September 28, 2012

Anonymous

from PACIFIC NNW

The best! Slip on and go! One of the hardest things to do is replace a favorite pair or shoes. I had worn my old ballerinas for years but when their time came, I found this great shoe, which is just as comfortable as a broken-in pair right away. I love Merrells and this style is one of many I enjoy.

Brands I'd also recommend: TIMBERLAND, CLARK PRIVO

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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September 25, 2012

Madame Z

from Arlington, Virginia

These did NOT work for me. They were much too loose overall and toward the back of the foot, while being rather tight and squinchy in the toe area. As a former dancer, I could have lived with the tight toe part, as that is reminiscent of ballet slippers. But no way could I deal with the sloppy, wide main part of the shoes! Who are all these people with wider feet that the shoe companies are trying to accommodate during the last few years? Do they really exist? Seems as though in the past, "combination lasts" with narrower heels were commonplace and easy to find. WHAT HAPPENED?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 25, 2012

Anonymous

from North Wales PA

If you like to go barefoot inside, these are the shoes to wear outside. They are true to size. I liked them so much, I ordered another pair in black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I WANTED to love these shoes - I've been eying barefoot styles for a while, and I loved the cute look of these - something I could wear casually or for work. The first issue is the sizing. The 8 was just slightly too long, and the 7.5 was the right length, but too tight. I ended up keeping the 8, and found that the extra length got less noticeable as it started to shape to my foot. However, after just 2 weeks of light indoor use, the button that holds the strap popped off! For $100 shoes, that kind of quality issue is simply unacceptable - I hope Merrell considers this in the future! As always, Zappos was great with shipping and the return process!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago area

Although the barefoot technology is a change, I really like the feel and style of this shoe. It also makes for a great packable shoe, so lightweight.

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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September 20, 2012

Keri W

from Bavaria, Germany

Having adapted my feet to minimalist running over the past year, I was looking for a shoe I could wear anywhere, since I could only dress up my Merrell Trail Gloves so far. My foot is long (women's 12 running shoe -- 11 in normal shoes), average width and has a high arch, and the size 11 wonder glove fit perfectly. It took one day to break them in with thin socks, and I've been wearing them ever since with no chafing or problems. I'm usually skeptical about shoes with a strap that goes over the top of my foot, but it does not dig in, nor is it too loose, and the clasp seems durable. The color is fabulous -- like a pair of faded blue jeans. These are zero drop (just like the trail gloves) and very flexible, with plenty of room in the toe box without looking like clown shoes. In fact, these look very pretty, even on size 11 feet! If you're looking for a lot of support, this is the wrong shoe for you. But if you are already an avid minimalist, then you will love these. It's like wearing ballet slippers, without the stigma. The only drawback is that these would not be great in inclement weather. Thank you, Merrell for making a feminine minimalist shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 19, 2012

Amanda

from canton, Ohio

Love these shoes! Reminds me of when I was a child in the Shawnee forest, I would run around barefoot all summer long. These are fabulous! I normally wear a 9.5, but after reading the other reviews I ordered a 9. The 9 is a great fit. My foot is a wide, too, and these are perfect. The color is a little off, they appear more yellow online but are actually a greenish yellow. Doesn't matter, I'm keeping them and ordering more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2012

Matilda

from Chicago

So comfortable. I usually wear a 9 wide, and these (size 9 medium) fit perfectly. I own two pair -- black and aluminum -- and wear them everywhere. It's like going out in your slippers only with style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes however they fit about a half size too small. I am reordering them in the next size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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