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Merrell Kids Barefoot Trail Glove 2 (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Reviews

43 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

88% "Felt true to size"

98% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 23 Barefoot Trail Glove 2 (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Merrell Kids Reviews

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October 2, 2013

Coco

from FL

My 7 year old boy is one of those kids that just hates shoes. He complains about every shoe unless they are flip flops. While researching new shoes for school, I came across these and decided to try them out because of the "barefoot" factor. I wish I had discovered these sooner because my son actually likes to wear these! He doesn't complain about them like he has with other athletic shoes. He says they are very comfortable and he likes that he can wear them without socks and doesn't have to tie them. I think they look really great and still athletic enough that they go with all his sports shorts and shirts. So happy with these shoes! Fit true to size for us.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reef, Sanuk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 28, 2013

Stephanie R

from Minnesota

My three year old loves these shoes. He usually wears them without socks, and I have not noticed any smell issues. They are extremely flexible and lightweight. I have washed them twice, and they still look practically brand new. These shoes are so striking on that other moms have actually stopped me to ask what brand they are.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsukihoshi

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2013

Aparna M

from Washington DC

I have one of those texture sensitive boys and doesn't wear socks, no tags on shirts, etc. We have had various equally expensive sneakers, Keen's, etc, and these are the go to shoe for him. In fact, I try to avoid him wearing the same shoe 2 days in a row so they can air out a bit, and he doesn't want to wear anything else. This "barefoot" shoe is perfect. He can wear them without socks, they are easily washed and dried, they seem to be quite durable, very easy on/off, and great style. He says he runs faster in them. Great for 3 seasons, can get wet and dries faster than most sneakers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Anonymous

from San Diego

My son will now only wear barefoot style shoes after owning these. They are easy for him to put on (a must) and easy for me to keep the smells away (simply wash). I wouldn't recommend for long periods on cement or other hard surfaces, but for just walking around or playing at the park/in the water, these are great little shoes. They have held up really well and I will be purchasing a 2nd pair for the start of 2nd grade.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Lafayette, LA

My son choose these out of several shoes I selected for him and I almost cant get him to take them off. He loves how easily they go on and off with his socks. Have only had them a month so can't comment on how long they will last but are holding up great to everyday wear so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

My son is now on his 2nd pair of Trail Glove shoes and has also had a pair of the leather Reach Glove. They are so comfortable that he forgets to take them off. My son has Down syndrome and I was afraid his physical therapist would feel these don't have enough support but she loved them because they are so flexible and help him walk naturally. The stitching on the velcro strap doesn't last as long as I would like but my son is 6 and pretty hard on his shoes. I love Merrells and will continue to buy these for him.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

My grandson loves these shoes. They have been his favorite for the past 2 summers. We buy several pair at a time since he wears them without socks and they need to be machine washed frequently.

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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June 28, 2013

Todd J

from Mass

Our son loves these shoes. He wears them to camp every day. Easy to put on and take off. Dry quickly. Just what we hoped for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

I bought these for my 4 year old. He loves them. They look very cool and he wears them with and without socks. He can put them on himself which is a plus. They seem to be holding up pretty well. No much to not like.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Cleveland, Ohio

Comfortable and lightweight, but they have good support. My son loves these. So easy in the summer to slip on, no socks required. Dry out quickly after getting wet. Our second summer with these Merrell's, wish we would have found them sooner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2013

Tiffany M

from Indianapolis, IN

We're always on the lookout for a good barefoot shoe for the above two set and this one fit the mark. My son has somewhat narrow feet and these fit perfectly. They are comfortable and he loves wearing them. The soles are flexible and very grippy. Overall the shoe is pretty lightweight. We will order them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Soft stars, vivobarefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2013

A.D.D.

from Colorful Colorado

My six year old son loves them! He says they are very comfortable and wears them everyday. They are the only shoes that he wants to wear now. They have been put through the ringer and have held up great! We love Merrell. And we love you too, Zappos! Thanks for you awesome customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2013

Natalya

from Philadelphia

Got this shoes for my son and he loves them so much. They the most comfortable athletic footwear he ever had, so lightweight and breathable. Already order one more pair for my youngest son because he always complained that his feet burning hot. I think this shoes is what he need.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2013

Rachel i

 

My son loves these shoes. I love the Merrell Barefoot collection and have several pairs of my own. They are so lightweight and flexible. I think it's important for kids to wear flexible-soled shoes for proper foot development, and these are incredibly flexible. He calls them his water shoes, which they really aren't, but they can get wet and dry quickly. He wears them without socks. I've already tossed them in the washer and they come out looking brand new. I definitely recommend them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are great looking and very comfortable summer sneakers. I got them again this year for both my kids. They are very lightweight, breathable, and easy to clean. They will smell bad if your kids wear every day without socks, but you can wash them easily which helps (they will be bone-dry by morning). Also, they are great for running around playgrounds/yard/town, but not enough support/cushion for a full day of sports. My eight year old wears "real" running shoes for his sports-oriented day camp and wears these every time/everywhere else because he just loves them. I cannot comment on how long they would last because my kids only wear them for four summer months (and then we toss them).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

My 9 year old on has been wearing Tsukihoshi Kids for years and absolutely loves them for their comfort, ease to put on and fun sense of style. When it came time to move up a size, he did not anything Tsukihoshi Kids had to offer. We picked these instead and he absolutely loves them. They are also easier to clean.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsukihoshi Kids

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2013

Anonymous

from DC Area

These are phenomenal shoes. My son is the archetypal "low maintenance" (or maybe that's "low effort") kid. Shorts, t-shirt, sweat shirt if it's cold, and the least amount of footwear he can get away with. Yet he goes out of his way to get these on his feet. Great shoes that can even carry him through a decent amount of gym class, plus they wash and dry quickly, which is a big plus.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester ,Michigan

Nice shoes, light, easy to put on. My second pair. Good for school and the feet do not get hot because of the mesh.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

My 7 year old Loves them! Easy to put on, no fuss in the morning. They're comfortable even while he's playing sports. They still look good even after a few months of outdoor play in sand, grass and basketball courts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are the second pair we purchased for our 8 year old son. The first pair he wore and wore, until he could not cram his growing feet into them. This new pair seems to be working out the same. Easy on and off, super durable, and helps him feel the earth beneath his feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

These shoes are great. No need for socks (and they don't smell bad even after many many wearings), easy on and off, and very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Arkansas

We bought these because I was tired of paying for cheap shoes that got ruined in just a few months. So far, these are holding up great! My 7 year old can get them on with no help and loves the way they feel on his foot. Great all purpose kids shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 8, 2013

Brandi C

from Fairhope, Alabama

I ordered these shoes for my six year old son & he loves them! My husband is a nurse and has several pair of the trail glove shoes so I decided to try them for my son & I'm pleased that I did. He loves the way they look & is happy that they Velcro.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2012

Shane H

from Chicago

Near zero drop shoes for kids that run all the time. Just perfect. This is the second pair we have bought and will not be the last. My son loves that they are easy to put on but not loose on his foot and light. I love that the shoes allow the foot and leg muscles to develop as they were intended to.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 8, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

This is a great shoe for everyone but especially for children. It is extremely flexible, lightweight, easy on and off, machine washable, comfortable and breathable. The mesh helps keep feet aired out and not too sweaty, though this also means it's not the warmest shoe during the cold winter months. Made so you can wear it barefoot so the interior of the shoe is extremely smooth with no bumpy seams. Also made for the toes to be able to spread out so while it has a slim silhouette it's nice a roomy in the toe box. My son loves his.

Brands I'd also recommend: tundra, kamik, brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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