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Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

246 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

40%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 76 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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August 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

Super comfy shoe but I have had to return it twice now as it runs small. Standing I have no issues but as soon as I start to walk my toes slide forward to front.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 22, 2012

Sarah G

from NYC

Most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Seriously, this shoe is unfair to other shoes. In a few short months I have worn mine most days. Excellent for walking the dog, running to the store, and basically bumming around. The soles are so flexible and durable. I hate wearing shoes in general - I'm a barefoot girl all the way! These shoes get me as close to being barefoot as I can be in NYC without worrying about my feet becoming filthy or injured.

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

 

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August 14, 2012

Mary

from Montana

Love these shoes. Aluminum color goes with anything. Comfortable, good for feet/leg muscles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Olakui, Clark

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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August 13, 2012

Carmel G

from Fort Mill, South Carolina

This is without a doubt the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I have been in and out of the hospital during the past year and walking has been an issue during much of that time. I feel very safe and secure wearing this shoe as it molds to your foot and hugs it like a glove. Hence the name! The shoe can be worn in most circumstances from the backyard to the office and it looks great. I will be ordering more from this company. Thanks.

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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August 10, 2012

Dena

from Rockingham, NC

I absolutely love these shoes! They are, by far, the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. Can't wait to buy some in other colors!

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 4, 2012

Angie

from Los Angeles

These are my favorite shoes now. They are comfortable and cute. At first I ordered a half a size down, but it was a bit tight, so I ended up with my usual size of 8.5. It feels like I am barefoot but protected.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Me Too, Lucky Brand

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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August 2, 2012

Mary

from NJ

They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Wear them for work in my office because I can't wear sandals to work and was looking for something more comfortable. I saw them for half price end of the summer sale and knew what a quality product Merrell makes so I grabbed them. The strap across the top helps them stay in place. I feel like I have better posture with these shoes on. I'm looking for more of the same type of shoe, different colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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

 

Runs Narrow

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May 11, 2012

Sarah G

from NYC

These are really cute and super comfortable. If you do not like wearing shoes, these are great! They are lightweight and do not need any break-in time. I plan to get them in more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

Who would have thunk it? A shoe that feels like you're not wearing shoes! So very comfortable - and I have very fussy feet. My feet are happy all day, when I would normally hear from them after a few hours, no matter what I'm wearing. I just love these shoes.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 6, 2012

Anonymous

from san jose, ca

I love these shoes. They are so comfortable. I never wear a 6½, unless they are wide, but the 7 was a bit loose in the heel so I ordered the smaller size. They are perfect. I have wide feet, but they are difficult to find.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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May 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

I love these little shoes! They are the perfect minimalist shoe for everyday wear. I have the Merrell Pace Glove for running and these have a similar fit and feel but don't have the "sneaker" look. Very cute with a skirt or ankle pants. Be aware that these are minimalist shoes and offer little support. The soles are made of protective Vibram which offers a little more cushioning than a leather-bottomed ballet flat but not like the regular Merrells.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Marin

I live in these shoes! They fit like a glove, and match so many of my outfits. They are a barefoot feel, so it's good to be aware they take some adjustment/strengthening to wear for long periods of time

Brands I'd also recommend: new balance minimus

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 26, 2012

Kitti F

from Hawaii

Zappos introduced me to Merrell. These are so comfortable. I wear a size 11 (I found out after ordering a 10.5) - that is the only reason for returning this pair. My size 11 foot looks good in spite of the fact these are practical. Mahalo, Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: A more expensive Cole Hahn

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

 

Runs Narrow

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April 26, 2012

Robyn

 

I bought these shoes for work, since the five fingers are a little odd looking. I still wanted a minimalist shoe for my daily wear and found these. They are comfy, cute, could wear them out of the box without any problems with blisters or getting too hot. The strap is very easy to get on and off. I normally wear an 8.5 and that's what I got these in. My foot is a little on the wide side, but these are flexible and aren't narrow, despite looking cute and small. Great shoes, I will get many miles out of them.

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

Runs Wide

 

April 23, 2012

Jill M

from Benicia, CA

It really is like walking barefoot. They are cute and comfortable - the holy grail of footwear. At first I thought they were a bit big for my narrow foot, but it seems like they adjusted and they fit really well socks or no socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aersosoles, Franco Sarto

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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August 9, 2013

Eleanor

from Maryland

Barefoot shoes take some getting used to, so don't wear them the first time on a hike. Otherwise, they've become my go-to shoes for walks, weekends, and around the house/yard. And I think they're pretty cute!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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July 22, 2013

JJ

from Washington, C

Cute shoe and nice colors but I would not plan to do a serious amount of walking in them. I had planned to use them as my main pair of dog walking shoes but there is no support and the sole is so thin I worry about street debris (glass, nails, etc) breaking through. They definitely work with jeans if you are looking for a casual shoe - just didn't meet my needs.

Brands I'd also recommend: born, boc, clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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July 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Far Northern CA

I generally wear size 7.5 C or D width, but some Merrell shoes fit in an 8 medium and this style is one of them. It's a pretty shoe and the sole has a good Vibram grip although not any support to speak of.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 10, 2013

Deedi

from houston, tx

I am pretty consistent with a size 10, thanks to my long second toe. the toe box on these shoes starts angling down towards the small toe, so this is a NO GO for me.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

June 28, 2013

Julia

from Michigan

I bought these shoes to wear for my volunteer job in a hospital this summer, 4 hours a week. I am accustomed to being barefoot and have a very high arch. It is like being barefoot when I wear them, because they have zero support. It works for me. I wish the insole was suede so they would be more comfy without socks. Super cute, but wouldn't recommend them for long periods of standing.

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

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

This is a review for the Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove shoe. About me/my foot: I have worn Merrell shoes before, generally hiking or running. I typically wear a 7.5, have an average to very slightly wide foot and a high arch. I walk frequently in anything from metro US and international cities to many off-the-beaten path destinations. I demand comfortable shoes. First, I ended up with the 7, not the 7.5 I typically wear. The 7 fits for me. That said, I think the "feel" of the shoe is not highly supportive compared to other Merrell's where they have excellent arch support and overall feel incredibly comfortable, yet sturdy. But...this is Merrell's offering of a barefoot shoe - so it is not the point in this particular 'barefoot' shoe. If you are looking for the typical support you get from Merrell's hikers/runners, this is not the shoe for you. If you want a dynamite mash-up barefoot with ballet flat - this is the shoe for you. I wanted a shoe I could easily pack (I only travel with a carry-on, so space and weight matter a lot to me). I can jam these shoes into anything, my suitcase, bike pannier, etc. While I insist on comfort, I also want a shoe that looks good too... If I need to walk 3-4 miles around a city and want to be in a summer skirt, these shoes are great. I could envision doing a light hike, but nothing too technical. They remind me of other "sport" sandals, but look much cuter and I would say comparable on comfort (sorry Teva lovers). I gave a 4 out of 5 for comfort. To be clear, I think these shoes are very comfortable, but if I am rating this shoe against my most comfortable runners - they are not as comfortable. Given the shoe design, I labeled it as "no arch support" - at least for me. I have a high arch, but nothing in this shoe strikes/supports my arch, but there is a little padding in the "arch zone" that may be more supportive for people that are flatter footed. As for the comments I read before purchase about feeling like you are walking on pavement...indeed...afterall, these are barefoot shoes... My vantage: I don't own a single pair of standard ballet flats because every pair I have tried felt like the ball of my foot was 'beating' the pavement. That factor, coupled to my heel rub and a tight toe-box, I have never found standard ballet flats to be comfortable or work for me. These shoes are quite comfortable to me and I would definitely recommend them. Happy shopping!

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

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

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 29, 2013

Cherie L

from Charlotte, NC

Typically I love this brand but this show has no arch support. But they are cute. If I had tried them on in a store I would not have bought them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 18, 2013

Liza A

from Kent, Ohio

The shoes are very stylish, look very nice on your feet and are incredibly soft and comfortable! Unfortunately for me, I have very bad arches and need a shoe with the most arch support I can find. I had to return these, regrettably, but would definitely recommend them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 16, 2013

Yoshi

from Tacoma, WA USA

At first I thought these shoes were too big (I wear an 8 and the 8 seemed big) but the 7½ seemed too small. I was also worried about wearing barefoot shoes. After having these a few weeks, I am super happy with them. The fit is loose, but that is how the shoes are supposed to be. It took a couple of days to feel totally comfortable walking around in such minimal shoes, but I am used to it now and they are very comfortable. I wear them every day and think they look great with jeans, slacks or a dress for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, keen, privo

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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May 6, 2013

MARY

from CHICAGO, UIL

I've been trying to find a comfy summer slip on...I have my fingers crossed because I ripped off the tags on these. I normally take a 9.5, but decided to get the 10 in these & it was a good decision. Feels very comfy. The problems I've been having is that many shoes/sneakers are to low or there is no toe room...and the top of my toes get red & scraped badly. My toes are a bit chubby...so I hope it doesn't happen with this shoe. My foot does slide off to the sides a bit, & there isn't much support in this shoe...but it's comfy still. It's difficult for me to find a perfect shoe/sneaker, boot, etc. Thanks to Zappos for putting up with several returns until I found something I could wear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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