Rated4out of5byScouterMikefromFlux Gove PerformanceA great shoe for repelling. It stayed with the climb and had adequate support. In order to use this shoe, I found I needed to break in the shoe for about two weeks before using it for long walks, back country hiking or climbing.
I have falling arches and when I cinch up the laces, this shoe tends to give me the support I need.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated5out of5byBozeman momfromMy 6 year old LOVES these shoesThis is the second pair of Merrell barefoot sneakers that I have purchased for my son from REI. He started wearing them when he was 5. It is very important for kids to have proper foot feel for balance and doing all sorts of outdoor and gym activities. These shoes give him the right support to help his growing feet do the work without the problems that come from the flat style sneaker with no support or from those like running shoes with too much support, cushion and heal for childrens feet.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated5out of5bykravifromComfortable and IndestructableSo I have been a big fan of the Merrell barefoot shoes for a long time. A year or so ago I convinced my wife to let me buy barefoot shoes for my kids (the eldest was five then). She balked at the price, but when the shoes lasted until the kids outgrew them (as compared to all other shoes she had bought for them in the past) she too became a convert.
When I went back to REI with the eldest to buy his next pair, the Flux Gloves were what was available for kids. To be honest, they don't really seem any different from his previous pair (which were trail gloves, if I remember correctly), but whatever. You can't really improve on perfection.
These shoes are lightweight, durable as heck, comfortable for school, hiking, tree climbing, digging in the mud, cartwheels (sorta), bug hunting, worm holding, and all of the other important things in life.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated5out of5byD4FlynnsfromMy 10 yr old son loves, loves, hisMy son uses them everyday even during our winter days.
Date published: 2013-02-27
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