Men's MERRELL® BARE ACCESS :: If you're peering down the path to barefoot running the men's Merrell® Bare Access is your perfect entry point. Get the strengthening benefits of running shoeless with the look and fit of a traditional running shoe. Increased heel-to-toe cushioning offers extra protection and shock absorption, ideal for those new to the experience of barefoot running. 8.1 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Barefoot strobel construction: Offers flexibilty, a barefoot like fit, and lightweight comfort
Reflective overlay details: Provides increased visibility in low light conditions
Integrated footbed with 2mm EVA midsole: Maximizes barefoot like fit with enough comfort and cushion for barefoot beginers
Breathable mesh lining with Aegis: Creates a breathable sockless option that also resists odor
8mm Merrell Bound cushioning: Ultra lightweight material offers flexibility and traction for entry in barefoot movement
0mm heel to toe drop and foot shaped design: Provides ultimate in foot alignment, balance, and overall natural foot landing
Vibram rubber pods: Gives perfect balance of lightweight material and durable rubber outsole
Very nice running shoe! I have on my pair over 700 miles already, and if not the hole under the big toe which I got from running down-hills on pavement - would still run great. Sole seemed to soft to be durable, but it turned out to be very durable!
Ventilation of this shoe is a KILLER ! you can really feel the wind between your fingers :)
also, the most awesome thing of this shoe ... IT DOES NOT STINK! i killed 3 pairs of shoes at 500 - 1000 miles and, boy, they stank right after the run...
So... Awesome shoe for getting started with minimal running (this was my first pair)
now, will try the second generation :)
Pleasant Hill, CA
Best Light Shoes For Long Distance
I have three pairs of these shoes (different colors). They are so comfortable and light, yet protect the foot from small pebbles, without losing the overall feel for the ground. They feel so natural and don't require any break-in. In fact, a ran a recent marathon on a brand-new pair, and had no blisters or discomfort!
Super for entry to zero drop minimalist. This shoe is nearly perfect for anyone transitioning to zero drop minimalist running. Wide toe box allows toe spread. just enough cushion to absorb impact, but still has a nice road feel. Have run 20+ and maybe my next marathon.
Great introduction to barefoot running!
Product line as described. Good introduction to barefoot running. Just enough cushioning to provide protection, yet minimal enough to get that barefoot feel. Definitely changes your running form. If your not used to running flats, you'll definitely notice the difference the first time out.
Great introduction to barefoot running
Great running shoe. Good introduction to barefoot running. Just enough cushion to protect your feet, but minimal enough to get that barefoot feel. Your legs will definitely feel it the first time you run in them.
First run felt great
Just bought these on a recommendation from a friend. My first run felt great! I've been running in Brooks Green Silence, so the bare minimal style wasn't too much of an adjustment. I'm looking forward to future runs.
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Mens Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe
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