Merrell Barefoot Wonder Glove Reviews

247 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

36%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

71% "No arch support"

Additional 77 Barefoot Wonder Glove Merrell Reviews

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May 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am usually very happy with Merrell shoes, but the last few pairs I've ordered have disappointed me. These have a hard, plastic-feeling top along the toes that make it very uncomfortable to wear barefoot, as intended. Also feel about a half size small. Returning!

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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May 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I bought the aluminum color which is a nice beige/khaki/grey depending on what you're wearing. I love the look of the shoe and the color is awesome! They seem comfortable but it will take some time to get use to the barefoot technology (no support); however, I am intrigued and look forward to the benefits. I am also happy to have found a cute, yet functional shoe, that works like a tennis shoe but looks much better. I normally wear a 6.5 or 7. After reading reviews and trying a 7 on at the store (that was huge on me), I ordered a size 6 from Zappos. Alas, it was too short, so wonderful Zappos, exchanged them for a 6.5, which fits but is still a tad on the short side; however, knowing the 7 is too big, I will stick with the 6.5. I have normal to slightly wide feet and they hug my feet perfectly. My daughter has very narrow feet, and they fit her as well; so the challenge is the finding the right length in this shoe. I am already looking forward to buying another pair in black and a pair of the Pace Barefoot shoes, but I will wait to ensure I have no problems adjusting to the barefoot technology first. These will make the ideal shoe for traveling: super light weight, packs small, comfortable, versatile and cute. Hope Merrell will make them in Red!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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May 19, 2012

Kim K

from Chicago, Il

I was looking for comfortable shoes that look good without socks and with shorts. These are exactly what I was looking for. I get compliments every time I wear them. Just a word of caution. When they call them barefoot they really mean it. So if you are looking for something with arch support or cushioning, these are not for you. I usually wear a 6 but every once in a while I wear a 5½. For these I liked the 5½, so they may run just a bit large.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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May 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

I was looking to buy a pair of shoes to wear on a trip. I wanted a cute comfortable pair for a lot of walking that weren't sneakers and these are perfect. I'm really digging the barefoot shoe. I don't get blisters no matter how far I walk.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

April B

from Seattle, WA

I love the shoe and your Wow service, but I am only giving 1 star because I was disappointed that after just 5 minutes of wearing, the elastic button loop on the right shoe broke. I could fix it myself, but for the price it shouldn't break, so I will return it. Your quality control should check this feature on the shoe and get back to the folks at Merrell.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

Shannon D

from Boston, Massachusetts

I have never tried a barefoot shoe before. I love it! Unlike a ballet flat, the strap and the elastic heel ensure it stays on your foot and you do have some arch support as the shoe conforms to your foot at the arch. I bought these shoes because I developed lower back pain and heels were aggravating it. So far so good! It is a joy to walk in these... I always enjoy being barefoot when I can be.

Brands I'd also recommend: Jambu

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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May 15, 2012

Anonymous

from near Boston

1. I needed white shoes for an outdoor event. I was anticipating the silver, but the white parts are more "bone" or off-white than white. They would not work for my purpose. 2. I ordered the 8.5 and the 9 and neither fit. In Merrell, I'm a solid 8.5 shoes/9 sandals. Both of these were swimming on me. They fit more like an outline than a glove. 3. Really thought about keeping a pair, but I knew I wouldn't wear them because of the fit. 4. Style-wise, I realized I wanted something closer to a ballet flat than a Mary Jane. 5. Back they go. Thank you Zappos for helping me find the right shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan Air Bacara ballet flats

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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May 14, 2012

Lisa g

from morgantown, wv

These shoes are awesome. Super comfy. Like barefoot with protection. I got the black and mulberry in a 6.5. They fit totally different. The black is more fitted and the mulberry is wider. Both cute, but I will have to order the mulberry in a 6 - if they get it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

I had never tried the Barefoot brand before and wasn't sure what to expect. I loved the style - very cute and a little unusual. Looks dressier than I would have thought. But they feel just like wearing a shoe without the usual insole. Zero arch support of course, rather like wearing slippers. I could never wear them for more than very short hops. Also I found the toe box to be cut at a severe angle so that even though there is room at the end of my big toe, toes two and three are butting up against the end of the shoe. I went up half a size and had the same problem.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from North Carolina

I listened to the person who said that these run large and ordered 1/2 size smaller than I normally wear the first time. Alas, they were too short. Reordered in my normal size and will be returning. The angle of the toe is just not very comfortable on the outer toes and overall, I need more support. If you are into the "barefoot" craze, these would be great--just not for me!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These shoes are a conundrum for me... I usually wear a size 7, but the 7's had my outer toes hitting the top end of the shoe. So I went up half a size- same problem.. Then I went up a full size... they stopped hitting the top of the shoe but the shoe was way too large- they were kinda floppy. so then I thought I'd go down to a size 6 thinking maybe the 7's were hitting the top of the shoe because they were too long and my foot would slide up... but the size 6's were even worse with the toes scratching up the top.. So it looks like I have to choose between my outer toes hitting the end of the shoe or the shoe flopping around from being too big everywhere else. I was really bumbed out about it, but I feel a little better after reading a bunch of reviews where others had the same exact problem I had. Misery loves company I guess. All the sizes I got in this shoe went back. Will try the serene to see if that fits better though I don't like their style as much.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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

 

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No arch support

 

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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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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May 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

Really cute and stylish looking shoe on (yellow) - little bit of a pointy toe look and the diagonal strap looks cool. Cute with skirts, skinny jeans. Decided to send back because the body of the shoe felt too loose/roomy, but at the same time, the footbed felt too narrow - the edges of my feet felt like they were falling off the footbed, even though they had plenty of room in the body of the shoe, if that makes sense. Maybe if I had a narrower foot and sized down this wouldn't be a problem - not sure.

Brands I'd also recommend: camper, privo

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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Felt a full size larger 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

 

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No arch support

 

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May 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Kersey, PA

Casual but classy. Had to return first pair because my regular size was at least a 1/2 size too small. Love Merrell shoes for comfort and hope once I get the correct size, this "wonder glove" will live up to its name.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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May 4, 2012

SP

 

Super lightweight and cute, but had to send them back as my toes were not comfy. Merrell Barefoot sneakers worked well for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Woodinville, Washington

I tried these shoes on in a store...twice. I thought they were extremely comfortable...so I ordered them from Zappos and took them as my main walking shoes for a two week trip to the UK. Wrong! Barefoot is exactly right! I had to watch where I was walking -- cobblestones hurt, as did any stone in the road, because wearing them is like being barefoot. Since my feet haven't had tough barefoot hide since I was about seven, I'd say these shoes are problematic. Still, they're comfortable -- and waterproof -- as long as you don't walk on gravel or cobblestones!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I was looking for a cute yet very multifunctional black ballet flat and this is it! Super comfortable, minimalist shoe from Merrell, I couldn't have designed it any better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos, Keens, Sacony

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Kansas City

The length is correct but the strap was wide for my foot. Also, there is no arch support or padding for your foot. Cute for sure but not sure I would choose them to run errands in.

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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April 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! I had to order up a half size. Comfortable beyond belief! Definitely a barefoot walking experience, so probably not a great choice if you need lots of support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

I always wear a size 7 in Merrells, but I needed a 7.5 in these. The style is very cute and the color is neutral. The sole is thin, so that when you walk, you can feel the ground more than you would when wearing a different type of shoe, such as a sneaker.

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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 28, 2012

Th8nkful

from Indiana

Bought these in Guava, thought they'd be yellow but they were green. I wear a 10.5 or 11, and the 10.5 wasn't quite large enough in this style (although some other Merrell styles are). Also not quite as comfortable as I'd hoped from the reviews... returned them, will try something else instead.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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April 28, 2012

Justina J

from Lansing, MI

Despite the positive reviews and the fact I really wanted to like this shoe, I'm sending these back. Although it looked white in the picture, the color is actually more of a gray (which makes sense because the color name is aluminum). The toes on my left foot hit uncomfortably against the top of the shoe when I walked, but my right foot was fine, so I hesitate trying another size. Maybe I am not used to having a barefoot shoe, but they just felt funny and not as cute as I would have hoped when they were on. I usually am a fan of Merrell for boots, but just not of these shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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