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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

246 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%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 126 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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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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

 

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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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate 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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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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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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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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

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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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