Shawn Wood wrote a review of Merrell Trail Glove Shoe - Men's on April 10, 2011
I have been doing the minimalist running thing for about a year now and up until now have been very frustrated with the lack of thought put into minimalist running shoes. Nike frees are normal running shoes, I don't know why people think they're a barefoot shoe. Vibram five fingers are dumb, they rely on a glove fit but unless your feet are the exact shape and proportions of the shoe they will not fit correctly. I have a pair of KSOs that I can't wear because they are way too tight on my big toes, like painfully tight. Also, it's really annoying and difficult to try and wiggle your smaller toes into the toes of the five fingers. The trail gloves solve this problem. They fit very much like the five fingers but without the annoying separated toes, and the toe box is wide so there's plenty of room for splaying but it doesn't affect the glove like feel and fit of the shoe. I have worn them with and without socks and had zero problems with blisters. On trails you can feel some of the rocks but unless you're not paying attention to where your feet fall you shouldn't have any problems with bruising your feet in these. Oh and these things are super light, they feel like nothing. I finally feel like I've found the perfect minimalist trail shoe. BTW I also really like running in Luna Sandals, unless the trail is really gnarly the Lunas are my default.