Merrell Shoes Women's Contour Glove Barefoot Running Shoes
Following women's intuition, the Merrell Women's Contour Glove Barefoot Running Shoes let you immerse yourself in nature's toughest terrain barefoot style. Merrell Omni-Fit one-pull laces cinch in a supple, waterproof leather upper for a glove-like fit. A specialized Vibram sole and minimal cushioning underfoot get you closer to the ground to explore simply anywhere you want.
- Material: Waterproof pigskin leather
- Strobel construction offers flexibility and comfort
- Bellows tongue keeps debris out
- Non-removable microfiber footbed treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution resists odor
- 4 mm compression molded EVA midsole cushions
- 1 mm forefoot shock absorbtion plate maintains forefoot flexibility and protects the foot by distributing pressure
- Vibram® Trail glove Sole/TC1 Rubber
- Women's Weight: 7.2 ozs (1/2 pair)
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- November 17 2011
like this barefoot shoe
I have worn these just a few times so far - just walking around, not running yet. I bought them for winter running - primarily because they have Gortex to keep my feet dry during my runs. I have been doing minimalist thing with Vibram 5 fingers Bikilas , but my toes and feet get cold and wet running outside in cooler weather. I had to return the first pair I ordered because of a defective seam on the inside. So far, I like the replacement pair that I received. This pair doesn't have the seam problem, making them more comfortable right away. Since they are leather, they are definitely stiffer than the Pace Glove (which I also have). So, I found they need a little break in time, which is what I am doing right now - before I run in them. I have a wide foot and these felt a little narrow at first, but they have already stretched and conformed to my foot in just a couple of wearings. I like how these shoes look for just wearing around for everyday things, too. I think the barefoot technology does help my posture and has strengthened my legs. I want to wear barefoot shoes as much as I can (not just for running) for that reason. And the Merrells give that barefoot feel without the 'monkey toes' so I feel comfortable wearing them everyday. As far as size goes, they seem to run pretty true to size, but they definitely fit like a glove If you wear more than a thin sock, you might want to size up a half size. I like them without socks, so I bought my regular size. Once I start running in them, I will see how warm and dry they keep my feet.