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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

246 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

Additional 101 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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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

 

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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No 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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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No arch support

 

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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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Felt true to width

 

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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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No arch support

 

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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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No arch support

 

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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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 16, 2012

Taryn

from Norton, OH

I bought a pair of these shoes because after spending a whole summer barefoot or in flip-flops, spending a day on my feet for wedding photography in regular shoes left me hurting. I needed something that would look semi-dressy, protect my feet, but give my feet the freedom to be barefoot. These shoes hit the mark on all of these points! I recently did a shoot where we accidentally ended up doing a 1½ mile hike in a park over rough, rocky terrain and these shoes protected my feet against the elements extremely well. It was amazing to both feel the texture of the ground as if I were barefoot, while feeling completely protected. And after 3½ hours of continuous walking, my feet did not feel swollen or aching like they normally do in any sort of athletic shoes (and I do own a pair of Merrell hiking shoes). I did have to mark these as "no arch support", but there is a little support at the arch because of how the strap comes across the foot. But having acclimated my feet to barefoot walking prior to buying these, it was a bonus. Overall, I am in love with these shoes and now want to buy another pair in a different color so I do not wear these out too fast!

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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September 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Tempe, Arizona

I love these shoes. They are very cute and casual. There is not any support, but I find the Mary Jane strap helps with my support. The only draw back for me is living in Phoenix, the heat of the pavement on our triple digit days goes through the sole - I just walk quickly!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, 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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September 11, 2012

Sue V

from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

I love these shoes! I have many foot problems including a large bunion and I can only wear sandals, but these shoes are stretchy enough to be very comfortable. They are good-looking too. I have lived all my life in Florida and go barefoot a lot, and these really do feel like a glove on bare feet! They don't have a lot of support so if you need that, these may not be for you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Arcepedico

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 29, 2012

Cheetahmiller

from Albany, NY

I love this shoe! It goes great with my summer and fall skirts and dresses, shorts or jeans. It is very comfortable, more so than any other ballet flat I have tried. I can wear them all day with out my feet getting sore.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

I love these comfortable shoes, they are like wearing gloves on my feet. I have worn them on long shopping expeditions and they felt great. I also like that they go with both casual and work clothes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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