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Merrell Barefoot Reach Glove Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

79%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

97% "Felt true to width"

66% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 Barefoot Reach Glove Merrell Reviews

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June 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Tulsa, OK

I own 2 versions of this shoe because I love it so much. Great look combined with unmatched comfort. It is a "minimalist" shoe, so don't expect much cushion, but I love the glove like fit and light weight.

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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June 9, 2014

Jim

from San Antonio, TX

This shoe is so ugly, it's beautiful. Perfect for wear out of the box except for the shoelaces. Is pictured with cream color laces, but came with ugly greyish green ones. Changed to cream and they smile! It is a minimalist shoe which I was looking for. Stiff, so it will take some time to loosen up. Brushed leather directly off the sole and would be a good idea to waterproof if you are around a lot of water. Another Merrell winner to go with the excellent service from Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Patagonia, Ecco,Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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June 1, 2014

Jeff K

from Atlanta, GA

I absolutely love these shoes. They are the perfect all-around casual shoes for me. They go with anything from jeans to shorts to khakis, and of course like the rest of the Merrell barefoot shoes, they are extremely minimalistic. Thin sole keeps me connected to the earth beneath and the extremely light weight to them makes them seem to disappear on my feet. I choose to wear socks with them and use the Adidas super low-cut which matches the top-cut of the shoe quite well. Excellent walking and all around shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: OluKai

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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May 8, 2014

Kaye D

from St. Thomas, VI

This is the second pair of Merrell barefoot shoes my husband has bought. He loves them for their light weight and the fact that they are shaped more like a real foot than most shoes he has owned and therefore are really comfortable to wear. He tells me it's almost like wearing no shoes they are so light and comfy. They also have excellent traction on slippery surfaces. He can wear them all day without any problems. The only negative he can think of is they do not have a leather footbed or maybe it's called the insole. Although the insole is treated with an odor inhibitor, it's still not nearly as effective as a good-old leather insole. In spite of this (which means we have to wash the footbed area more frequently than one would a leather insole - to prevent odor) he bought another pair because they are the most comfortable shoes he has owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

I own a few pairs of the Merrell Bare Access 2 Running Shoes. I don't use them for running but for everyday use (when not slogging through snow and slush in Minnesota) and at the gym. They are the most comfortable shoes (by far) that I own. I decided to give the leather Barefoot Reach Gloves a try, wanting to have a casual work shoe as comfortable as the Bare Access and assuming they were based on the same approach to design. I just opened the box and have been wearing these for about 15 minutes. They fit and feel just like the Bare Access. Perfect! The contrast between the two colors of leather is not so dramatic as in the picture, which I also appreciate. I've had several pairs of leather shoes custom made for me in the past, at a cost several times greater than these Merrells, yet I've finally found in these Barefoot Reach shoes the comfort I was chasing after in the custom shoes. Happy camper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2014

Micah

from Hunstville, AL

These are great shoes. I am a true size 12 with a medium width and these shoes fit just like the other barefoot shoes in their line up. They are the closest thing that I have come across that feel like moccasins. They have awesome styling and got the attention of my family members the first time that I wore them. I am glad that they took the same barefoot principles and applied them to more stylish shoes. Their barefoot line started with running shoes so if you like these and what something sportier go with them. I have the trail and road gloves and they are both quality, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

My husband loves these shoes. Every day he remarks how comfortable and lightweight they are. And they look great. Fit is true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Queensbury NY

These are the most excellent shoes for the minimalist enthusiast. I am a Five Finger fan but these I can wear anywhere and not look like a clown. They are very comfortable and they look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2013

Emi K

from Asheville, North Carolina

I bought these for someone else, and they were their first pair of barefoot shoes (I have several!). They were amazed at the comfortable support the shoes provide. Very hip, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2013

Hemant B

from Palo Alto

I'm really enjoying this shoe. I was looking for a shoe that was comfortable, rugged enough for my bike commute, and good-looking enough that I could wear it at work. I did treat it with some Nikwax Nubuck/suede protector just in case. I can never be sure with sizes for barefoot shoes. My gym shoes (also Merrel) are a half size smaller than these because I like them fitting a little more snug.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2013

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Very pleased with the Merrell Barefoot Reach Glove. It is a comfortable shoe and can be worn without socks. I've had a couple of compliments, quite stylish. I'm very satisfied.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 25, 2013

Brandon

from Colorado Springs

I am a barefoot shoe nut. I normally were Vibram Fivefingers, but I needed some shoes that would like nice at work. These have been fantastic in every way. Very comfortable and look great.

Brands I'd also recommend: vibram

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Very light -- perfect for travel. Comfortable, good on pavement and also on dirt trails. (Not a substitute for hiking boots, but fine for well-worn trails.) Bought another pair right away.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2013

Noelle B

from Boston, MA

Great material and construction. Good work-appropriate barefoot wear for casual to business casual offices. Laces are very short and don't stay tied well. What else is new in the world of dress shoes? The left shoe had a couple tighter spots that have eased considerably as I've worn them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

Amazing. For those looking for a barefoot shoe to wear to work, this is it. This is the best shoe I have ever owned.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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October 17, 2012

Wes C

from Salt Lake City, Utah

I purchased these because I wanted a comfortable minimalist shoe I could wear to work and these are perfect! I was concerned they would these might hurt my back or feet but they actually helped my chronic lower back pain. I will say there is an adjustment phase to wearing them so ease into them. The only challenge I had with them is my achilles tendon was tender for a couple weeks because the zero lift stretching it but I have adjusted.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

Yes, it definitely stands for its name. Light, comfortable and very stylish. Feels like a glove with or without socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

There is not much to these shoes, but they are some of the most comfortable I have ever owned. If you like minimalist footwear and are looking for something casual, these are a great choice. I work on my feet all day on concrete floors and have no foot pain at the end of the day when I wear these. Better than slippers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 23, 2012

Jill

from Kansas

My husband runs in Merrell Barefoot shoes and wished he could wear them for work, so when he saw these on Zappos, he bought 2 different colors. He walks a lot at work and loves the look and feel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Ann Arbor MI

Nice in many ways, but not wide enough for my size 11 4E foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Idaho

Wasn't sure what to expect at first. Never owned a barefoot shoe before and quite frankly guessing didn't treacly expect there to be much of a difference. Liked how the shoe looked online so I took a chance. So far so good. They are nice looking for work and extremely light. They feel well made. Not much support but it does have enough. Feel like a slipper. If they hold up over time and don't wear out fast, I will be a big fan. We shall see.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Idaho

A very good-looking spring-summer-fall shoe, and indoors if you live in a very cold climate, in winter. Slightly inadequate padding, especially in the tongue area. Stiff upon arrival but soften up quickly. Good shoe for a guy who likes classics but wants to look a bit more stylish.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport, Hush Puppies

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

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes do not provide nearly the level of flexibility or comfort of a true pair of vibrams. Over the last year I have became a true believer in the barefoot movement. Starting with a pair of vibrams for running when it was recommended by a friend, within 4 months I had replaced all of my shoes with vibrams and never wanted to go back. But my work recently banned "toe-shoes" and I have been looking for a replacement. While they do not provide the freedom or barefoot feel of even the thickest pair of vibrams they are better than 98% of other shoes and I am confident that the flexibility will improve with breaking them in. I would recommend a pair of vibrams over this pair of merrell, although if you are turned off by the toe look or they would not be allowed for your work, this pair provides a professional look with more of a minimalist a feel then most.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibrams

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

The cheapest pairs of shoes I have ever bough. Less than a month in, they are falling part and the sole is already pierced. Do not buy.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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