Quickie Review: Merrell Barefoot Run Pace Glove 2 Shoes

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If Moots made my cycling soulmate, Merrell has made my running solemate (couldn’t resist the pun) in the Women’s Barefoot Run Pace Glove 2. If you hate minimalist shoes, stop reading now. But—in spite of all of the hype—I really love minimalist shoes. A lot.

It’s lightweight but not totally mesh, so it’s fine for cooler runs but it’s been fantastic in hot weather. My feet are super sensitive and prone to blisters and irritation (hence the socks even with minimalist shoes) and normally I expect blisters and cuts on my heels and ankles as I break in new sneakers, but these managed to not slice up my feet—that’s kind of a big deal for me!

They’re super light and easy to get on and off, which is fairly important since I’ll be racing triathlon with them. They aren’t super fast or anything, but they don’t catch as I’m trying to slide them on. The Vibram sole is a head above similar models that I’ve tried (with Vibram) from New Balance and Nike, in that while I can feel the rocks and feel like I’m running barefoot (like the sole of my foot is curving around obstacles), it hasn’t worn out at all, and it’s a lot more flexible than the comparable models. Bonus, the shoes are vegan-friendly.

So, basically, two thumbs emphatically up!

Strike out on new adventures, clear your head or race your best time with the Pace Glove 2 from Merrell. The latest iteration of these barefoot running shoes for women is more comfortable, keeps rocks out better and keeps your feet warmer on frosty runs in the spring and fall. The Pace Glove 2 women’s barefoot shoe delivers a reliable, close to the ground feel while stimulating and strengthening muscles and realigning posture and gait. Just like the original, it’s lightweight, fits like a glove and lets you run the way you were meant to. The Vibram sole on our minimalist running shoes connects you securely to the earth beneath your feet so you can fly down trails with confidence. Plus, the ventilated, vegan-friendly construction creates a breathable running shoe with a conscience. Order our new women’s barefoot shoes and be ready for anything Mother Nature tests you with. – See more at: http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/31963W/82949/Womens/Barefoot-Run-Pace-Glove-2?dimensions=0#sthash.aKYkGnv8.dpuf
Strike out on new adventures, clear your head or race your best time with the Pace Glove 2 from Merrell. The latest iteration of these barefoot running shoes for women is more comfortable, keeps rocks out better and keeps your feet warmer on frosty runs in the spring and fall. The Pace Glove 2 women’s barefoot shoe delivers a reliable, close to the ground feel while stimulating and strengthening muscles and realigning posture and gait. Just like the original, it’s lightweight, fits like a glove and lets you run the way you were meant to. The Vibram sole on our minimalist running shoes connects you securely to the earth beneath your feet so you can fly down trails with confidence. Plus, the ventilated, vegan-friendly construction creates a breathable running shoe with a conscience. Order our new women’s barefoot shoes and be ready for anything Mother Nature tests you with. – See more at: http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/31963W/82949/Womens/Barefoot-Run-Pace-Glove-2?dimensions=0#sthash.aKYkGnv8.dpuf
Women’s Barefoot Run Pace Glove 2

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