Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe

Men's Merrell Road Glove 2

Item #MRL1020
Reg:$99.95
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Men's MERRELL® ROAD GLOVE 2 :: Connect with the road and your natural stride in the Men's Merrell® Road Glove 2. Enjoy the freedom of effortless flexibility while getting superior traction and protection thanks to the Vibram® barefoot sole. Keep your strides running strong with the Zero-drop cushioning that lands your feet pancake-flat, aligning your body and strengthening your muscles. Air em' out, thanks to the mesh upper offering both breathability and enhanced support. Cool, reflective details keep you cruising seen and safe. 6.5 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Mesh and synthetic leather upper: Provides breathability and security to the foot
  • Protective toe cap
  • Mesh lining
  • M-Select FRESH: Naturally prevents odor before it starts for fresh smelling feet
  • Reflective details: Gives increased visibility in low light
  • Zero-drop cushioning: Lands your feet pancake-flat, aligning your body and strengthening muscles
  • Specialized Vibram® barefoot sole: Adds to the overall flexibilty, traction, and protection
  • Heel-to-Toe Drop 0mm
  • MRW493
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Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Fast (3)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        60% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    4.0

    Not for me, but seems like a good shoe

    By Dave

    from Marysville, OH

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe:

        The arches were too high for me, so I actually had to return them. But other than that, they seemed like a great minimal shoe. Light, flexible, and the outsole seemed like it would last for a long time.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Nice Transition sneaker

        By nordmanbp

        from Corning, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe:

          I'm 73 inches (6'1", 1.8 meters) and 215 pounds (98 kg). My jogging pace is a 10 minute mile. I have medium arches and no over or under pronation. I recently developed Plantar Fascitis after suffering last year with Achilles Tendonitis. I decided to swith to minimalist footwear to try to strengthen my legs / feet & alter my stride - trying to land on balls of my feet and midfoot more. After 2 weeks off to rest plantar, I began with these and the Bare Access 2. It's been 3 weeks and these are great. I've worn with socks and without and had no problems. They seem to have just the right arch support - I have medium arches. There is plenty of room for the toes to spread out, maybe even a little too much, but I've had no problems and have been successfully working towards my goals. FYI, there is no room for inserts / orthotics which is something else I was trying to get away from.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          great pair of shoes. wide toebox,stable

          By Ron

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe:

            Ruining five miles every other day. My all time favorite running shoe! Really comfortable, great look and super lightweight.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Amendment to my previous review.

            By Special-K

            from Oakley, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe:

            I mentioned in my previous review that there was something wrong with the arch support in this shoe. It's too hard, and the sockless liner seems to be firmer than the previous addition. I think it makes for a great run in socks, but I want the entire natural barefoot feel, therefore I do not want to wear socks. I've never had so many blisters from a pair of shoes, I put in 45 Miles in 5 mile increments and after every run my feet were torn up. As I said before I don't care how much I love the shoe, if it causes me discomfort after I run it's worthless. It's a (1) Star shoe. For the next addition, I would recommend going back to the RG1 for the base design, add the extra 2-3 millimeters of stack height if that's where you want to go with it, but leave the rest "Alone". I returned these and went back to the RG1 Model.

            Chew On it.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            The RG2

            By Special-K

            from Oakley, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning
            • Poor Stability
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Merrell Road Glove 2 Running Shoe:

            The RG2 is almost perfect. It features just the right level of rubber between your foot and the pavement. Don't confuse this with cushioning, this is not a "Soft" shoe you will feel everything you step on. However there is some ground connection lost between the former (RG1) & this years new installment (RG2). This may be a negative to some, however If using this shoe on terrain true to its name, a few extra millimetres of protection between you and the asphalt is just what the Road Glove needed. I'm all for the minimalist "get back to your roots movement," but mile after mile on the hard road takes its toll on your feet. I think the minimalist shoe should and will thrive on the natural trails of mother earth, but when cruising the path of the "Man Made" the focus of the shoe should be to maximize ground feel while not completely sacraficing impact protection against punishing pavement. The RG2 fits the bill.

            Why such a strong review and only 4 stars?

            I have much enjoyed the road miles I have racked up since acquiring these shoes. However it's the post run thats troubling me. The arch is "way!" too hard out of the box, and it rubs the bottom of my foot raw. The runs have been so good I'm trying to gut it out and see if they will break in. If they dont; its back the the RG1 (which is really my favorite all purpose shoe).

            My other con regarding the RG2 lays within the heel cup. Its slightly larger than last years model and feels a little less "Glove Like" a feeling I much enjoyed with the previous model. However this is more of a preference than a deal breaker.

            But alas it all comes down to the arch. If it softens up (As I am hoping) this is in my opinion the best 5 star road running shoe on the market.

            If not? Then it drops to 1 star; a shoe is worthless if my feet are blistered after every run. I would then go back to the RG1.

            Chew on it.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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