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Merrell Barefoot Spirit Wrap Reviews

46 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

50% "Moderate arch support"

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/28/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Cute shoe, very comfortable, but too wide for my narrow foot. My foot was able to slip forward to the point where my toes were off the sole. Wish there was some adjustment because otherwise I love these shoes.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/2/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I'm completely over Merrell's Barefoot line. All the shoes are too narrow and believe me, I've tried all of them. Also, the soles of the shoes does not provide good ground feel. If Merrell wants to embrace making true barefoot shoes, they should seriously consider the fact that your feet shouldn't feel constricted by barefoot shoes.

Additional 26 Barefoot Spirit Wrap Merrell Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Omaha, NE

I ordered these in mulberry and the color was perfect! The sandals were comfortable from the first wearing; however, I walked a mile in them the first day I wore them and ended up with a slight abrasion on my left big toe. They fit well, though, and are generally very comfortable and do not seem to stretch out. The ankle strap prevents the foot from sliding around and I have received many compliments on them. I would definitely order these again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Wayne, PA

I wasn't sure about these at first. I am not used to an ankle wrap style, so it felt weird initially, not uncomfortable just different. But I could not get over the fact that they fit my foot like a glove, literally. They could not have been a better fit. I ordered a 7, normally I wear a 7 1/2, but the 7s fit perfect. I am a B width but sometimes find sandals too narrow. I also tried the Merrell Dahlia which is a more traditional sandal and they felt a wee bit narrow. These are unbelievably lightweight and have the Vibram sole. I am wearing them to Disney World for Spring Break and I hope they serve me well! I have already gotten used to the ankle wrap.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

This sandal is gorgeous and so comfortable. I got the Mulberry color. It is a very deep raspberry, very nice. About the shoe size, I'm normally a 6.5. And I got the 6 because another reviewer said the shoe runs large. But the 6 was a bit too small (toes at the edge). The 7 fits me fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

I was looking for a summer version to follow in the footsteps of my barefoot pace shoe. These are great! Very comfortable out of the box! If you are into the barefoot thing, these are perfect for warmer weather. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2012

Jeannine

from Lake Stevens, WA

I bought these for summer walking and wore them in Vegas when in 90 degree weather. They are very comfortable, but I regret not wearing them in a little before I went on my trip to Vegas - I got blisters on the top of my big toes where the strap meets the top of the big toe and my feet turned black from the dye which lessened the more I wore them. Only real complaint I have about these is the fart sounds they make when I walk from the suction-cup like effect between my foot arch and the sandal arch. I wear the Pace Glove shoe both barefoot and with socks and have had no issues with them at all.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

Not the barefoot I expected; the sole is more rigid than I would have liked and I would have prefered no molded arch. So if you're used to a completely flexible flat sole, these will feel quite rigid. But, compared to all the other sandals out there, they are much more comfortable and flexible. They are pretty and feminine looking, but not something I'd wear to be even a little dressy. They're great with casual summer shorts and skirts. I normally wear an 11 to 12, and the 11 just fits me. My toes aren't off the edge, they're just too it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 30, 2012

Lara M

from Chicago, IL

Not bad. I was looking for a comfortable sandal that would hold up to lots of walking but be versatile enough to wear with a skirt of maxi dress, and this was third runner up. Pretty comfortable - the edges of the toe piece dug in a bit but that isn't uncommon for me and usually goes away after a while. I liked how lightweight and low profile it was, but the front piece across the toe was just too blocky to be cute - there are two crossed pieces of leather with a much larger neoprene-ish backing, and if that backing had been smaller I think they would be perfect. I actually considered keeping them and asking my cobbler to trim down/remove the backing, but then I tried on the Merrell Hennas, and they worked so well (so much cuter on than in the picture) I didn't bother.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, gentle souls, teva

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2012

Anonymous

from CT

I love the style of this shoe. I usually take a size 8 but felt that the shoe was about a half size too big for me. I think a 7 1/2 would have been perfect, but since this shoe does not come in half sizes, I went down to size 7 which looks & feels much better than the 8. If I were to change one thing, it would be to have a buckle instead of velcro on the strap, but overall this is a very comfortable shoe & very cute on. As always, Zappos is the best. I ordered in the afternoon & my shoes were delivered the next day.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Julia K

from Missouri

I really wanted to keep these shoes. they are so cute. But alas, the toe strap was way too tall and big. I don't have narrow feet or any thing and mine are actually on the wide side but the toe strap even on the smaller size I ordered was loose. I am a 8 1/2 and ordered both a 8 and 9 to find which one worked better. the 8 fit well all except for that darn strap. :'( I had to return both!

Brands I'd also recommend: Jambu

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am always looking for truly comfortable sandals that are also cute. These were comfortable, of course, since they are Merrells, but they basically just look like Tevas on, not chic at all. Half sizes should definitely order up.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I'm completely over Merrell's Barefoot line. All the shoes are too narrow and believe me, I've tried all of them. Also, the soles of the shoes does not provide good ground feel. If Merrell wants to embrace making true barefoot shoes, they should seriously consider the fact that your feet shouldn't feel constricted by barefoot shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: soft star shoes, lemming footwear

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 16, 2012

Denise K

from Oconomowoc, WI

Love these sandles! Wore them in NYC and my feet were comfortable all day! The only bad thing about these sandles is when you take them off your toes and ankles are black from the leather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I really liked these shoes, they fit well and were comfortable. The toe box is nice and roomy! The first time I tried them on I was unsure about the fit of the toes and the ankle wrap, but after wearing them for a few minutes they did become very comfortable. My husband said that the velcro strap stuck out too much, and in the end, they really weren't the style I was going for (need something dressier), so I decided to return them. But, in the future if I needed a style like this I would buy them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

Zzl

from CA.

This is a great shoe! I bought a second pair (same color) just for back up. I am waiting on the pink to get in stock so I can buy that one too. As for the logo, well I too don't like to wear brand name's that show to much, but Merrell is a very good quality shoe. Known for comfort. This shoe looks great, feels great, can be worn with shorts, dresses and pants. I have broken my foot before and have had a hard time finding comfortable shoes. I do wish they had half sizes. Try it, you will love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Vancouver, Washington

These sandals are about as close to feeling barefoot as any shoe I have ever owned. Light and airy. They can be real dressy or more casual. Not enough support for hiking but otherwise I can wear them anywhere. Since they are two shades of pink, they blend with a range of pinks.

Brands I'd also recommend: teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2012

Laura

from Chicago

Love this sandal! I first ordered it in black, my regular size 10. However, I felt like I needed a 1/2 size or a size bigger because my toes were way too close to the front edge and as I walked it really felt uncomfortable. I then ordered a size up in the white and I am so happy I did! Love the white better than the black (even though I owned almost everything in black) and the size is perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Hudson

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 26, 2012

Nadine

from Valencia, CA

These arrived yesterday, less than 24 hours after ordering online on Zappos.com. That is an excellent service standard. I absolutely love them! They are very comfortable and cute. They are perfect for my Puerto Rico trip next week. I am a true size 8 and these are perfect, in fact, they are so exact that if they had half sizes I might order half a size up but they do not. I think a 9 would be too floppy so I am sticking with the 8. They look like the fit in the video I am just not used to having my toes so close to the edge in sandals. I rather like it though considering they are barefoot shoes. They are highly recommend and now I have my eyes on the Henna by Merrell.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Very comfortable and cute shoe. Fits really well and was comfortable for a full day of walking. Received lots of compliments!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

Wow...Zappos.com has the best service ever! I literally ordered these yesterday and the UPS man was here this afternoon. These sandals feel like I'm walking on clouds, and are so cute. I have the Merrell Piccolo sandals in black, and they are wonderful too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are so comfortable and wear very well. I purchased a second pair in black.

Brands I'd also recommend: I like ankel strape wedge heel because of surgery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great, sexy, cute, and oh what comfort. It may cost a pretty penny but this shoe is so pretty on my foot, many people have said, "what a pretty shoe". I like it so much that I am getting another pair for back up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I received my Barefoot Spirit Wrap sandals a few days ago and decided to wear them today to work to see how they held up and felt. This is my first pair of Merrell shoes. Also, I have never worn a barefoot product and after wearing them all day today, I will say I will be buying more. What a comfortable shoe. I bought them for an upcoming summer trip to Rome and wanted to have something comfortable and stylish to wear. I am hoping these will be what I need. The arch support for me on these shoes is perfect. I have a high arch and I feel that the support is more than adequate. I even had to do a small run across the street in these and had no problem running on the pavement. I had no concern that I would slip. Good shock absorption, too. I think I will be wearing these a lot this spring and summer. The fit was perfect for me and the strap around the ankle was comfortable. Overall, I would recommend it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these sandals! They are extremely lightweight and comfortable to walk in. I've received many compliments on them whenever I wear them. I didn't realize the bright pink part would be a foam material, but I've gotten used to that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am a size 10 regular width, but this sandal in size 10 was way too wide. My foot is on the narrow side, so this did not work out for me. Also, the band across the foot cut into the right side of my foot and caused a red spot and potential blister, and I only walked in this for 5 minutes. Love the barefoot feel, but couldn't wait to take these off and put my Vibram Fivefingers back on.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Louisiana

Love them. Love the Mulberry color. Returning and ordering next size up - feel comfortable and supportive, but short.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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