Like a glove.
The Merrell Men's Vapor Glove 2 Running Shoe brings a barefoot performance to trails as well as roads. A zero drop designed combined with highly breathable mesh gives you the utmost barefoot feel, and M-Select Fresh Odor control keeps the stink at a minimum until the shoe's next wash. Vibram's reliable rubber handles slippery sidewalks and dirty trails with ease.
- Mesh upper with TPU reinforcements
- M-Select Fresh Odor control
- Integrated footbed
- Vibram sole
- Item #MER004R
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I have been barefoot running for over seven years, trying out numerous footwear options along the way. The Merrell Vapor Glove has easily been one of my favorite options on the market. Having basically no mid sole, this shoe provides excellent ground feel, yet still holds up surprisingly well to hard use. I would recommend this shoe to experienced barefoot runners to be used on streets, grass, or smooth dirt trails. Once you move into technical or rocky terrain it can be easy to stone bruise your feet in these, so if you're looking to run in more rugged areas I'd bump over into the Merrell Trail Glove. These run pretty true to size but because you'll want these to fit snug, I'd probably size down half a size. You should just be able to feel the front of the shoe when you stand on tip toe.
From South Africa to Atlanta, GA.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Size Bought: medium
My friend went to Johanesburg, S.A. as an exchange teacher for a week. Great experience for him. wa Got home today and this is all he could talk about was the SA rugby teams awesome shoes. Beautiful shoe obviously around the world! He is strength training coach at GeorgiaGeorgia University here in Atlanta. He will love this gift as he cannot afford shoes like this. Georgia State could use a sponsor like Merrell Vapor, which I had never heard about, however, I'm going to order me a pair as well. Half way around the world to reach us here in the USA. Love your shoe design. ric