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Vapor Glove 6 Running Shoe - Men's

4.38562091503268 out of 5 stars
153 Reviews


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Why We Like The Merrell Vapor Glove 6 Trail Running Shoe

Made for barefoot enthusiasts who aren't afraid to feel some terrain, the Vapor Glove 6 Running Shoe features a zero-drop design and total stack height of just 6mm. The Barefoot 2 construction allows a natural toe splay and foot position, while coveted Vibram soles deliver the gold standard of long-wearing durability and unrelenting grip on dry and wet surfaces.


  • Barely-there barefoot shoe for minimalist trail runners
  • Mesh upper with TPU overlays provides airflow and durability
  • Gusseted tongue keeps debris out and optimizes sock-like fit
  • External rear sling helps lock in heel for stable strides
  • Integrated EVA foam midsole provides light cushioning
  • Pro-biotic NXT footbed lining helps naturally fight odor
  • Partly recycled Vibram EcoStep soles deliver flexible grip
  • Made sustainably with almost entirely recycled materials
  • Item #MERZ2SU
Responsible Collection
Upper Material
100% recycled meh, TPU overlays
100% recycled synthetic mesh
lace (100% recycled material)
EVA (30% recycled), NXT lining
Vibram EcoStep (30% recycled rubber), 2.5mm lugs
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
6mm / 6mm
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 60 days
trail running

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 153 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 5 reviews
2 Stars - 10 reviews
3 Stars - 11 reviews
4 Stars - 22 reviews
5 Stars - 105 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2024

More durable sole, at the expense of toenails

I've run thousands of kilometers in multiple versions of Vapor Gloves as my main commuter shoe. This version has a thicker, harder, more rigid sole than before. This will no doubt help with durability, but it does make the shoe less flexible than previous versions. The thing I dislike about V6 is the sole wraps over the top of the toe box, putting pressure on the toenails. The nail on my second toe randomly fell off yesterday. I hope future versions are more like V5.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

July 4, 2024

Good sturdy yet flexible and barefoot feel runners

Good sturdy yet flexible and barefoot feel runners. Used them for a couple of runs now, love them so far


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5 out of 5 stars

June 28, 2024

Great shoe for the every day adventurer.

In the short time I have had these, I have subjected them to a couple of hikes in Kings Canyon, a couple walks in +45 degrees Celsius in the Mojave desert, a couple hikes in Yellowstone and every day life in between. The only thing they don’t like is water (rain) but they dry very quickly and are ridiculously comfortable, lightweight and rugged.

Warren Slack

Originally reviewed on Merrell

2 out of 5 stars

June 17, 2024


They took the best things about the Vapor Glove 4 (the no-tongue m, no-laces, slip-on design) and threw it out. It feels cheaper and shoddier than my old pair. I only bought these because I couldn't find any used 4's in my size. I was very disappointed with this shoe.

Tyler C

Originally reviewed on Merrell

4 out of 5 stars

June 16, 2024

Doesn't last long

Very close to the ground, complete barefoot feel. sometimes it gets really painful with small pointed rocks, but i loved it. jujst not durable, the bottom developed a hole after a few months of use.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2024


That was my 4th pare of merell shies 1st was vapor glove 5 that is the best then two pare of vapor glove 6 and trial 7 Very happy.

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Milorad Lj

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5 out of 5 stars

June 10, 2024

Love them

Gym, trails, and bike riding perfect for what you need in my opinion.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

2 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2024

Not for me

The Vapor Glove 6 were too narrow and uncomfortable.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2024

Great for Lifting

I've been wearing these for squats and deadlifts for the past few weeks. Good quality, no complaints and no signs of wear-and-tear yet.


Originally reviewed on Merrell

1 out of 5 stars

June 5, 2024

a bit disappointed

I like the fit and the feel. The sole started wearing out almost immediately. After 3 weeks I have large bald spots in the tread. Great shoes if you dont plan on actually wearing them.

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Originally reviewed on Merrell