- November 5 2011
New Favorite Pair of Shoes!
I just started looking into the barefoot running trend, but am completely not interested in the Five Fingers. These "normal-looking" shoes were the perfect compromise! I have been wearing them everyday, all day since they arrived. I haven't tried running in them yet - don't want to change anything until after my last race of the year. Even if I don't like running in them, I will continue to wear them as everyday shoes. I am a solid size 8 but had to go up to an 8.5 in this shoe.
- August 23 2011
In searching for an alternative to the usual fare of trail shoes, the Merrell Pace Glove Barefoot Running Shoe crossed my shopping path. I have found many uses for these shoes including hiking, cycling, approach shoe and as an everyday work shoe. I would advise not to wear in situations were you might encounter cactus spines or large thorns, as the soles are not very dense. Sizing is accurate, I usually have to order a larger size/width but not with these shoes because the soft structure of the shoe makes the width comfortable even for my wide foot.
- August 15 2011
Comfortable and sturdy for a minimalistic shoe
I do not do much running but i enjoy hiking - especially when the weather turns nice. I like feeling the ground i hike one - be it rocks, grass etc. So i decided to purchase either a Merrel or a five finger. I settled on the merrel glove as it hugs my feet nicely and i do not look like Big foot :) Jokes aside, this shoes took me on several uphill hikes (including reaching a mountain peak) - no blisters or sliding (the vibram sole has great traction) One recommendation: break them in as on my first trip i got blisters because i was stepping differently in them - however i do feel my calves working out in these. Highly recommend trying them out. Good quality.
- August 7 2011
The Pace Glove was my first pair of barefoot shoes, but it won't be my last. Very comfy right out of the box, with great traction and perfect fit: lace up snugly and have a roomy toe box. I haven't run in them yet but walked miles every day on vacation (after my feet and leg muscles had adjusted to the barefoot thing) and only after one 12-hour day on my feet did my dogs get tired. I always wear ped-socks with these because my feet are kind of bony, and have no trouble with sore spots. I'm a size 7.5 M but wear an 8 in the Pace Glove because I like room for my toes, and these tend to run a little snug, as they are meant to fit.