Merrell Flux Glove Sport Cross-Training Shoes - Men's Specs
Synthetic leather/polyester fabric
Running shoe type
Average footwear weight (pair)
Merrell Flux Glove Sport Cross-Training Shoes - Men's
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Merrell Flux Glove Sport Cross-Training Shoes - Men'sis rated4.75out of5by4.
Rated5out of5bysjlevine29fromSuper lightweight barefoot shoes!This is a fantastic, lightweight running shoe. It's extremely light, and flexible enough that you can roll it up into a ball. It provides some protection against sharp objects when running, but the sole is still thin enough that you can feel objects you're stepping on (more tactile sensation! Though perhaps not quite as much as Vibram five-fingers). There is some small arch support in the shoe.
This is an excellent running shoe for people who want to try barefoot running. It's extremely comfortable and lighweight, and also looks like a normal shoe (i.e., not five fingers) so you can wear it daily without people raising their eyebrows. I really like this feature, and have been wearing them all the time so my feet and legs get more accustomed to the barefoot style even when not exercising.
Overall, a great shoe! The one, minor complaint I would have (and it's not a complaint with a shoe, but more so a difficulty with barefoot / minimalist shoes in general) is that they don't have much weather proofing. Ex., when going running in below-freezing temperatures or in the rain, your feet will likely get cold / wet. That's just a trade-off though between different styles, and I would much prefer these over heavier, more bulky shoes that provide more weather proofing.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated5out of5byDocWannifromLove em!I wear these to work in the hospital w/ my scrubs. I come out of my day with SUCH happy feet. Bought a 2nd pair of similar Merrills so that I can give these shoes a days rest after a full day...helps them last so much longer.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated4out of5byBill-VfromGreat shoes - run a little bigThese shoes run a little big. I bought a 10.5 from rei.com and thought they were a little too big when I tried them on. I've been running in them for about three weeks and haven't noticed a problem. I never tried on a size 10 to compare though because they were out of stock. Overall, very lightweight and comfortable. I alternate between these and my five-finger running shoes. I've only run 3-5 miles at a time with these shoes (road running) so I don't know how they hold up in a long distance run.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated5out of5byPoncharellofromGreat shoeGot these because my vibrams were just too stinky...and was starting to get hot spots on the toes while running with them. Because of my long toes, I can wear socks with these shoes. Plus, people don't look at me weird when I wear these shoes.
Date published: 2012-09-02
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Merrell Flux Glove Sport Cross-Training Shoes - Men's Customer Reviews