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Merrell Barefoot Hylidae Wrap Reviews

24 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

63%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

11%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

91% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

45% "Moderate arch support"

22 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/14/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These sandals are great. Not only do they look great but they feel great too. I received them within 5 days and they were shipped with care. I always love Merrell shoes. They are a true product. This was the first time that I ordered from Zappos and the experience was terrific. I would not hesitate to order again. Don't let the color fool you. They go with practically everything and not to mention comfortable. Love Zappos and Merrell.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/12/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I really like this brand's hiking boots, so I didn't mind paying this much for a pair of sandals from them. In the picture they look sturdy and like they would be well secured to the foot. Not so. The silver toe strap is stiff and loose, with no stretch. The straps that do keep the shoe on are placed uncomfortably over the instep. As well, there is no padding or cushion at all in these shoes, and the rigid part of the sole that connects to the ankle strap is easily felt through the sole on the heels. Immediate return.

Additional 4 Barefoot Hylidae Wrap Merrell Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2012

Susan H

from Iowa

I spend most of the day on my feet, both in and out of doors. Although I wanted a barefoot style, I was not sure that these would be comfortable enough for me, but I absolutely love them. They are not very cute, but the comfort is fabulous. And they are never stinky!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

I really like this brand's hiking boots, so I didn't mind paying this much for a pair of sandals from them. In the picture they look sturdy and like they would be well secured to the foot. Not so. The silver toe strap is stiff and loose, with no stretch. The straps that do keep the shoe on are placed uncomfortably over the instep. As well, there is no padding or cushion at all in these shoes, and the rigid part of the sole that connects to the ankle strap is easily felt through the sole on the heels. Immediate return.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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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July 22, 2013

Kathy W

from Chicago

Super comfortable, and the price was right. I like the added support from the material that wraps around the big toe because I use these in the water when I go to the dog park, and when I garden. I slide much less with that stability. Great shoes!

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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July 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love Merrells and I loved the way these sandals look. I was worried about the toe ring but the sandal feels awesome. It's comfortable and looks great.

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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July 8, 2013

Jessica

from Indianapolis

The first day I wore these shoes ended up being a long day of standing, but my feet never got tired. This is my fifth straight day of wearing them 12+ hours, and they don't rub anywhere, even when I got them wet in a rain shower. I just love, love, love these shoes, and I think they'll be the perfect pair of sandals to take to Greece.

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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June 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

I lost a pair I loved from last year and I ordered 2 sizes to make sure which was correct. I am returning size 10 and have ordered size 9 for a backup pairl

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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

June 6, 2013

Anonymous

from White Cloud Kansas

I really like these sandals. I don't mean to but end up wearing them all the time but I do until it's too cold. When I first purchased them two years ago, I was dubious because of the toe strap but it actually keeps my foot in place. These were supposed to be my summer walking sandals (and I do walk in them but on solid surfaces, not gravel) but I just wear them all the time, everywhere. The best part is throwing them in the washing machine on gentle cycle about once a month. A quick clean up with a cloth is fine in between. I also own a pair of lace-up Barefoots that I am equally in love with. Not because either pair is so beautiful but because they are so comfortable. I'm disappointed that Zappos doesn't seem to have more sandals in the Barefoot foot bed. It is really good for me and I have a high arch so it seems counter-intuitive that these would work well for me.

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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December 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've been looking for a light, flexible walking shoe for the longest time, and this is perfect! I like that this is wide enough for my feet, it doesn't pinch at all. It's also a great bonus that it can get wet and dries easily. Very cute too! I can walk in these the whole day.

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

Felt true to width

 

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September 13, 2012

Natalie S

from Nebraska

Love these shoes. The material rubs a little but overall they're a great shoe. Have never been disappointed by Merrell or Zappos.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 8, 2012

Amanda C

from Saint Augustine, FL

I have been looking for a waterproof shoe that is not a flip-flop for ages. I have a wide foot and most sandals with one strap across the toes are too narrow for me. I saw these sandals on a lady in the grocery store, asked her about them, went home and found them on Zappos online, ordered them and had them on my feet in less than 24 hours! Now that is great service. I love the shoes and they fit my wide feet perfectly. I also love Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto

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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Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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September 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Fort Collins, CO

Love these shoes. Not only are they light, but perfect for water sports transitioning to hard rocky surfaces. Easy to clean and easy to fit to your feet with the velcro straps. The ribbon at the big toe is very comfortable and does not dig even when wet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

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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Felt true to width

 

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August 6, 2012

Jan

from Sun Valley

Oh my heavens, I love this shoe! Ordered several Chacos and Tevas - needed water shoes again for a rafting trip. The others were so heavy and bulky and the straps were cumbersome. Remembered why I had given my previous pair away. Then I tried on these and Wow! So comfortable. So light and yet they hug your foot completely. I have a ballerina arch and was afraid there wouldn't be enough support but actually the support is Great! Honestly, I think I could forget that I have these on - almost feel like slippers.

Brands I'd also recommend: don't know of any other brand w/ this "barefoot" technology

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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Felt true to width

 

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July 27, 2012

PamF

from Chicago

First, gotta love Zappos! Ordered on Wednesday, received on Thursday, wearing them on Friday. Cannot beat that. Now to the sandal. These are like being barefoot, but better. Very comfortable, supportive around the foot and great feeling in the arch. Ultra light as well; weigh like nothing. Just what you (I) expect from Merrell. Walked a half mile in them so far this morning and love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: More Merrell :)

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnetonka, Minnesota

If you like the Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove, you will like these sandals. They are very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove, Merrell Barefoot Lithe 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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 8, 2013

Kate

from Kent, WA

I LOVE these shoes! I bought them just before a study abroad trip to Kenya. I wear a size 10 in them and have flat feet, and these shoes feel great. I'm used to walking in barefoot-like shoes, however, so I could see how some people might have a problem transitioning into these shoes. The soles are very slim and don't offer much protection from jagged surfaces like rocks. I certainly do NOT think they are hiking sandals, and that's not what I use mine for anyways. I actually tried these sandals as water shoes and wasn't in love, but find them awesome as street/level ground/summertime/everyday shoes! I highly recommend these shoes. I get so many compliments on them because they're fun/different looking than some of Keen and Teva's shoes, and much less bulky. The yellow and softer inside areas covered by fabric do tend to get dirty. Also, I recommend washing these every now and again for the smell factor.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell all the way!

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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Felt true to width

 

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July 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Southwestern Illinois

Incredible shoes. When I started suffering from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (swollen achy joints in my feet and knees) I couldn't even walk through my house. My mother suggested trying out Merrells and they've been great. Far more comfortable than any running shoe I've owned. The toe wrap ribbon is a bit stiff at first, but softens with time. These fit my narrow triangle feet perfectly - the velcro pulls very snugly across my feet. They look better in person than the picture.

Brands I'd also recommend: SAS, Merrell, ASICS

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

The toe piece is very uncomfortable. Would not buy these shoes again! Very unhappy.

Brands I'd also recommend: don't have a brand in mind love Merrells but not this shoe very un happy with mine

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 24, 2012

Pam

from Chicago

These sandals are so cute. I'm really bummed I have to send them back. The toe strap is very uncomfortable on my foot - I know it would bother me a lot if I were to wear them for any length of time. So disappointed. I really wanted these to be 'the ones', but I decided on Birkenstocks with a toe strap - much more comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Born

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

I so wanted these to work, but they are simply enormous on my low instep, high arch, narrow foot. No amount of adjusting could get these to work. I don't think I'll ever find narrow hiking sandals; everyone seems to cater to wide feet.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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