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Merrell Barefoot Serene Glove Reviews

37 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

41% "Felt true to size"

76% "Felt true to width"

69% "No arch support"

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/21/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am a big Merrell fan. My whole family wears them. I really love this shoe. It is a cute ballet flat and very comfortable. I usually would stay away from this kind of shoe but the fabric does not dig in to your heel. The ribbon is removable which I love. Only drawback is that the neoprene-like fabric of the body does not continue up under the leather toe. Whatever fabric is used to back the toe box is rough. I have to wear those little toe cover/slide socks but when I do, everything is wonderful with the shoe. I am usually a 6.5 but it was too big. I went with the 6.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/17/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

No. Sadly, no. Why doesn't Merrell make a barefoot "dress" shoe that allows me to tighten the instep? I can't do ballerina flats - wide forefoot, very narrow rest of foot. I ordered these expecting them not to work, and they don't. The ankle tie is uncomfortable and does nothing to secure the middle of the shoe, which sloshes around. It also kind of ruins the line of the foot and ankle, which I didn't expect. I had hoped that the middle and heel of the shoe would be stretchy enough for the whole thing to feel secure with just the ankle tie, but no. A dress shoe with an adjustable buckle, please! And not velcro!

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Iowa

Love, love, love this shoe! I can't normally wear a ballerina flat, because I have bunions, but these are soft and don't pinch anywhere. They felt a bit bigger than a regular 8.5, which is the size I wear in Merrells, but with a sock they fit perfectly. Would love to have them in every color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I bought this shoe because the wonder glove was way too narrow for me. This shoe, based on reading the other reviews, was on the wider side. True, it does run larger, wider...Maybe even a full size larger. I have to return the 6.5, I am normally a 7. It still felt too long. I hope the 6 fits, as it is very lightweight and easy to slip on. I do feel like my feet are a little crushed in the front, but I'm thinking that's because the shoe is a little long, and pushes my feet forward. The straps are flimsy, but looks cute laced up.I wouldn't use the straps, anyways.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. Soft comfortable ok for non-serious walking only because of lack of cushioning. It wasn't a choice below, but it's about a quarter size smaller - if you are on the edge, go up. These are some of the only ballet shoes I've seen that really work with wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

These are the flats I've been looking for! Casual but wearable everywhere I go (I don't work in a corporate/dressy environment). The ribbon is removable, and I took it off right away. I love that these stay on my feet and that the Vibram soles are well made and will last for all the walking I do. It's light weight but doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart. I have another pair of Merrell barefoot glove shoes and I love them as well. I usually wear a 7 in Merrell's, these fit better in a 6.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2012

WanderingWendy

 

Cute and very comfortable. These are designed so you feel like you are walking in your bare feet, so expect very little cushion or arch support. The elastic edge and flexibility of the sole and heel means these are comfortable right out of the box - no breaking in period. The shoe is a bit larger than normal. I purchased a half size smaller. The ribbon is removable if you prefer a simple flat. If these were offered in a dark blue or dark red, I would buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Mechanicsburg, PA

I've had these shoes for a few weeks now and I am pleased. They are my second pair from the Merrell Barefoot line. My other pair is the Pace Glove. I've always had a wide foot and high arch which made shoe shopping difficult. Even shoes in wide width were a tough fit because they were not wide enough in the right spot. But the Merrells in the medium width fit great and are appropriate for the office and casual walking.They seem to be true to size lengthwise, but I could see where they might not work for someone with a narrow foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

This is my second pair of Merrell Barefoots. I also have the Merrell Lithe Glove. There are many days at work where I spend 7+ hours running around or standing. My feet, ankles, and knees always winded up hurting after wearing normal flats, so I bought these. While they are not as cute as normal flats, they definitely have completely eliminated the pain I feel after a day on my feet. My pointer toe rubs a little (which it also does on the Lithe Glove) but not enough to bother me, and when I went to a half size larger, my heel was falling out.

Brands I'd also recommend: OTBT, Keen, Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are awesome. I love my Vibram Fivefingers shoes, but they warranted a lot of stares in the office. The Merrell Barefoot Serene Glove is just the right shoe to feel barefoot, look good and feel great at the end of the day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2012

Rachel M

from Driftless Wisconsin

I'm so happy Merrell finally made a decent barefoot shoe. Although, I do think they could have gone even thinner on the sole. Despite that, this shoe is very comfortable, super cute, and true to the barefoot philosophy. It is really difficult finding barefoot shoes that are cute...but this shoe does both. Thank you, Merrell, for making this shoe! PS- I thought it was true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivo Barefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Really cute shoes! I loved the very minimalist sole. Sadly, the toe box wasn't quite wide enough for my wide feet. Going up a size would have solved the toe box issue, but then the heel would be loose.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 16, 2012

Lou M

from Las Vegas, NV

These shoes are super cute and comfortable, but they really pinched my toes and were also loose in the heel. I normally wear a size 11 and these size 11's were a bit too tight in the toe box. Cute shoes, though!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 2, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I really wanted these shoes because they're not only functional, they're cute! But they run small (in length). I normally wear a woman's 11 with room to spare, so that's what I ordered. But I could barely get my feet into these. Way too short to wear without damaging my toes. They fit as though they are a full size smaller than marked, and since Merrell doesn't make them any larger than their so-called size 11, I'm screwed. For those of you with wide feet that are not larger than woman's size 10, good news: these Merrell Barefoot Serene Gloves appear to be nice and wide!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance Minimus

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 17, 2012

Anonymous

from New Orleans

No. Sadly, no. Why doesn't Merrell make a barefoot "dress" shoe that allows me to tighten the instep? I can't do ballerina flats - wide forefoot, very narrow rest of foot. I ordered these expecting them not to work, and they don't. The ankle tie is uncomfortable and does nothing to secure the middle of the shoe, which sloshes around. It also kind of ruins the line of the foot and ankle, which I didn't expect. I had hoped that the middle and heel of the shoe would be stretchy enough for the whole thing to feel secure with just the ankle tie, but no. A dress shoe with an adjustable buckle, please! And not velcro!

Brands I'd also recommend: crocs, teva

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 15, 2012

Anonymous

from near Boston

1. Needed white shoes. These are silver and off-white. 2. I'm a solid 8.5 in Merrell shoes, 9 in Merrell sandals/boots. I ordered both the 8.5 and 9 and neither fit -- in both sizes my foot swam in the shoes. The shoe was so wide/big it fell off my foot. 3. I wanted to love this style (without the ribbon) and have an alternative to Cole Haan Air Bacara flats for comfort and fun. Didn't happen. They go back in both sizes.

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

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 13, 2012

Anna s

from United States

I'm done with Merrell brand shoes. Every time I try them they do not fit even if they do.... which is more confusing than it sounds. The problem is their toe box is only good for people who have graduated toes- Meaning their big toe is the biggest and each toe after that slants lower and lower from that point. If you have your middle toe longer than the big toe like many do... or if you do not have toes that slant steeply in graduation..then Merrell shoes won't feel right. In these shoes my third, fourth, and pinky toes keep hitting the end of the shoe, while My big toe and second toe have plenty of space ahead of them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 28, 2013

Tina W

from Gaithersburg, MD

Love it - minus the ribbon. I have the Barefoot Wonder Glove in denim and wanted another pair. I thought these would be a good candidate with the slight variation. I don't care for the ribbon and will be wearing them without the ribbon. I was curious whether the shoe would stay on okay without the ribbon - it does! Happy day. These are keepers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2013

YahMoorah S

from Ashtabula, OH

These shoes really live up to their name because they are so comfortable you do feel like you are barefoot. What a lovely shoe and very cute and stylish. I had no problems with these shoes whatsoever. The ties makes the shoe very secure. I am looking forward to wearing these a lot more when the weather gets warmer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Brazil

Love these shoes. The sole is a little thinner than I expected. So I feel a little more impact when I am walking than with my other Merrell...but I guess the name says it all. You are pretty much barefoot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2013

Heather C

from Philadelphia, PA

This shoe is incredibly comfortable. I like that the ribbon is optional. These shoes match almost anything and even make wearing jeans look a bit fancier. I bought these to wear at my wedding next fall but have found myself wearing them with a lot of other outfits. Merrell is a great brand, I definitely recommend these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love this shoe. It is durable, cute, and most importantly comfortable. I have a job that requires me to stand on my feet and spend a lot of time walking; since I have started wearing these any foot fatigue or foot pain I once had is virtually gone. I wear Merrell barefoot shoes all the time and love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 14, 2012

Robin

from Frederick

Beautiful shoe, much prettier in person! I normally wear Vibram Fivefingers, but there are occasions when I want to feel pretty and feminine. I had almost given up on trying the Barefoot Merrell shoes because they all seemed too wide for my foot, or my toes would hit the end uncomfortably. These shoes changed my mind! I normally wear a 10 medium in other shoes, and the 10.5 in this style fits nicely. The 10's were too small in the toe area but plenty wide. Thank you Zappos for awesome customer service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibram Fivefingers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I have a really hard time finding shoes that I can wear all day as I need a wide toe box, narrow heel and I have a high arch. Usually shoes cut into my feet at some part, but not these. They also don't force my toes together (which creates bunions). I prefer to wear flats, but usually my foot falls out of the shoe, not with these. I needed something moderately dressy that I can wear to work, and the black ones do the trick (the other colors wouldn't work). I love these shoes and wear them almost every day. I previously got the pace gloves to wear for running, etc. I find the lack of support in both shoes to be the best thing for me -- I just rely on my anatomy and things seem to work out better. These shoes were comfortable from day one. If you must have a comfortable shoe that can pass as dressy (especially if your pants cover most of the shoe), these are for you. When I got the pace glove at the Merrell store I tried a 9 and 9.5 (I measure at an 8.5 wide). I tried the 9 and 9.5 for these and found the 9.5 most comfortable, but again, I need a really wide toe box.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Sun City, AZ

Love this shoe!! It looks great and is very comfortable, even on my 'bad' foot. It's the right size and width. For folks who like a lot of support, this is not the shoe, but for folks like me who love to go barefoot it's comfy and elegant looking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto and Donnald J Pliner (both have good arch support)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great. They fit comfortably and do not look like they curl at all when you are wearing them. The ribbon is a bit slippery so you have to make sure that you overlap it well around your leg or it could slide down. They are great for being active without compromising style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia, Ahnu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Poconos

Super cute detailing, love the ankle strap!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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