Mikey Butterswrote a review of Merrell Road Glove Running Shoe - Men's on March 4, 2013
I have to say- I am very impressed with these shoes. Out of all the "barefoot" shoes, and we have tried a lot, these are the wife and my favorites for road running and gym. Personally, I like the look of the NB zero shoes the best but they just don't fit and feel as good as these do- your miles may vary. There is a small arch in sole design but its not stiff and is as pliable as the vibram sole -so its not there for support which is the whole idea of barefoot shoes. I actually like it because it rounds out the sole of the shoe so its not a flat and really hugs your foot.
If there is a negative side to these shoes it would be the smell- I wore them barefoot for a couple months and noticed a pretty ripe smell from them so I have gone to wearing a thin running sock and the smell has gone away. Plus, they are machine washable- so says the box- but I have not tried that and the smell has gone away since wearing a sock.
All-in-all a great shoe for running and training. Its a nice feeling when you find a shoe you like.