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Merrell Barefoot Spice Glove Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

66% "No arch support"

Additional 18 Barefoot Spice Glove Merrell Reviews

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October 25, 2013

Anonymous

from florida, MO

These shoes are wonderful! They feel yummy and they look great on. Very comfortable but not sloppy. I have them in every available color and I use them for casual going out to dinner with friends kind of events. They seem to run true to size. Soles are made not to be slippery. The only things that keep my from wearing them are rain and snow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2013

Penny

from United States

I'm a teacher, so I'm on my feet all day, and for most of the last 15 or 20 years all I've worn are Birkenstocks (which are also wonderful). I'd been looking for a moccasin-type shoe for some time and, after having a comfortable pair of Merrell hiking boots, I decided to give these a try. I am so glad I did. By the end of the day my feet and legs still feel great. The snugness of the shoe (there is a reason they're called a glove) provides great support for my super-high arches. I also have fairly short, fat feet (basically, I have square feet:), and often shoes that fit me in length are way too narrow - but the gloveness of these work perfectly. I've read several reviews that say the back elastic makes the toes squishy, and have not noticed this at all, though, again, it is a "glove" shoe, so perhaps those reviewers didn't like that snug feel. I do notice that if I'm sitting for a bit my feet tend to swell, and the back elastic becomes a bit binding. I'll slip the heels off while I'm driving - as soon as I'm back on my feet, all is well. I've worn these shoes nearly every day for the last three weeks, and am thinking about trading in my Birk clogs for a black pair this winter. That's a huge endorsement!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 10, 2013

Mary E

from Orlando, FL

This shoe is so perfectly comfortable, from just out of the box. I ordered this in a 7.5 at first. The same size I wear in the Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove which fits perfectly. It was huge and did not give my foot that snug feeling. With Zappos wonderful customer service I returned them and ordered the size 7. It fit so well, I adore the shoe!

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 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! They truly fit like a glove, molding to your foot. I have them in two colors and I plan to buy more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2013

Jess D

from Seattle, WA

One of the most comfy shoes I own - I have 3 colors. My only wish is that they had other fabric/leather choices. In the northwest, I won't be able to wear these when it's drizzly. I'm a glove fan through and through.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable, like you have no shoes on your feet. Exactly what I wanted.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are so cute but they feel like they are one size too big. I wear a 5 and am disappointed that that is the smallest size. I'll try an insert and it that doesn't fix it, back they go. So disappointed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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March 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love the look of these shoes with jeans and capris. The perfect shoe after I cheated a little and put in a nice cushy insole. This also kept the elastic on the back from pushing the foot forward. I wear a 7 1/2 or 8. Ordered these in an 8 because I thought I might need an insole. I want 2 other colors but have to wait for awhile.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Bay Area, California

These shoes were my first try at the Barefoot thing. I love them! They were perfectly comfortable from Day One. No rubbing or chafing anywhere, the elastic is just right - not too stretchy, not too tight. In fact, I love these shoes so much I immediately ordered a second pair in a different color, and I know I am going to live in these shoes all spring and summer. These are warm-weather shoes, though - if it's chilly out my feet feel it, but I live in California so that's mostly not a problem. Size-wise, they feel perhaps a teeny bit short, but it is not enough to feel too small, if that makes sense.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 23, 2013

Spadaccini

from Northern California

I only wear comfortable shoes and these are by far the most comfortable I own, kind of like wearing your slippers when you go out, but looking chic. I have them in black, too. I need a shoe that clings to my foot (no mules or flip-flops for me) and I almost forget I'm wearing shoes at all when I've got them on: super comfy.

Brands I'd also recommend: easy spirit, ecco, born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Frederick, md

I like these shoes so much I bought two pairs. Be sure to buy a half size larger than usual. The construction pushes the toes into the end but you get used to it quickly. They are very lightweight and look nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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March 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

It really is like a glove! I have wider feet, so it took just a small bit of breaking in, since it was a little tight on the sides. But then it molded to the shape of my feet. Most of my shoes hurt me after wearing it for a while, but not these. They are so comfortable! The only drawback is that sometimes when you're sitting for a while the elastic digs in slightly to your ankle, but you can just slip the heel off for a bit, and it goes back to normal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2013

Diana

from Western PA

These are AWESOME! Wish I could have them in every color! They are exactly what Ive been looking for. A shoe/slipper. The leather is fabulous!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks Bendables

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Danville, CA

I love these shoes! The feel like slippers, I liked them so much, I bought them in every color. They felt true to size, the elastic did not bother my heel at all. My foot is narrow, so, these shoes fit great with a sock on. The are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned...where have you been my whole life?! I hope they continue making these shoes, I will keep buying them! Zappos has the best service, Nordstrom has lost a customer, at least for shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2013

Erica

from United States

Love being barefoot? These shoes are for you! I pulled them out of the box and they fit me like a glove. They hug you foot, so no need for break-in. No rubbing anywhere and they are super cute! I adore these. I can't wait for spring/summer so I can wear them everywhere. Highly recommended! I have a size 11 foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, patagonia, merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

I've had these for a couple of months, and I wore them to Disney in December. I love them. They are barefoot style, so don't expect support. That said, if you like the barefoot type of shoe, these are great. They're cute and stylish. Because they're suede, they're decent for cooler weather. You can also wear these with or without socks, which makes them more versatile. They're also cute--not earth shatteringly stylish, but cute. I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2013

Annie

from VA

I got these to play the role of my winter flip flop, ie shoes I could bum around in and wear with jeans & casual cropped pants. They are pretty terrific. I have several pairs of Merrell barefoots already but I swear, these are my favorite. I put them on and pretty much knew they would be my favorite shoe ever... I daresay I was giddy. Someone put in a review a couple of their toes hit the side of the shoe... Mine do too but it's not troublesome at all. I might feel differently if I planned on using these for running. I normally wear a 7.5 and ordered a 7.5. There are a couple barefoots where I have ordered up a size but, again, those were for running. Great barefoot feel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Danville, Caifornia

These shoes are so comfortable, like wearing slippers. I liked them so much I ordered two more pairs, in different colors. They do seem to run a bit wide but with a pair of socks that isn't a problem. The leather is so soft, like a pair of gloves and the sole is flexible but sturdy and slip proof. I hope they continue making this shoe in different colors. I would definitely buy them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 13, 2012

Melanie D

from Oakland, CA

I am in love with these shoes. They arrived yesterday and I haven't wanted to take them off. No breaking in required, and they feel great on my arches (I tend to need good arch support). This is my first pair of Merrell shoes and I'm now sold on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 13, 2012

Anonymous

from New Orleans

These shoes are very light and extremely flexible, perhaps the most of any of the Merrell barefoots I've tried. I got these in 8, my usual size with the Barefoot Pace Glove. I find that the barefoot shoes work well if they're a little loose. The shoes are long enough that the elastic isn't super tight on me and doesn't force my feet forward--it just keeps them on. I wish the last were closer to the Pace Glove style, with a less angled toe, because my little toe and fourth toe do bang into the side, but the leather is soft enough not to hurt. It's a REAL barefoot feel. The style is all right. I've been wanting a plain leather shoe to wear for more dressy occasions (such as walking downtown to go to dinner--I want good walking shoes, but not athletic shoes), and I think these will suit, at least for more casual occasions. Genuinely dressy they are not, but they are fairly unobtrusive.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Albuquerue, New Mexico

I have owned several brands of barefoot type shoes and these may be my favorite. They are very lightweight and I love the color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivo Barefoot, Vibram

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

 

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October 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Long Island, New York

As one of the other reviewers mentioned, the elastic at the back of the shoe pushes the foot forward. It feels good until you start walking so I'm going to return them. Too bad because I really like the look of these shoes. I have wide feet and bunions and these shoes were fine on that score.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mountrek, Khombu, Clarks

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 wider than marked

 

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October 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love this style of this shoe. I ordered my shoe size (9.5) and the shoe feels a little bigger than that. Little arch support, but comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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October 5, 2013

Angie D

from Raleigh, NC

True barefoot feel. Not for uneven ground like gravel. I have to buy a size down because of very narrow feet. Cute shoe for jeans. Like a moccasin without a sole really.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Cole Haan (narrow)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 5, 2013

Dorleskas

from United States

I ordered these shoes in tan and loved them right out of the box, so much so that I ordered a pair in black the next day. These are perfect for those of us who hate to wear socks in warm weather. I put them on and walked around for hours with zero fatigue. Seriously, I forgot that I was wearing shoes, except that I did not feel the pebbles and bumps on the ground. The cushioning and sole are perfect. The width is great for my true M feet, but there is a ton of room in the heel. No matter, the elastic keeps the shoes firmly on my feet. If you are looking for arch support, look elsewhere. Otherwise, buy these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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