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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My All Time Favorite Shoe I love these shoes precisely for what they don't do. I slip them on loose, wearing them for everything from working at the office to my longest runs (11 miles or so). My foot feels the ground, and I've change my running stride so that I land on the outside of my forefoot. From what I read, that won't work for everyone. It's clearly a big adjustment. Personally, I took about a year to change from conventional shoes and stride, starting out five minutes at a time either barefoot or with Five Fingers shoes. The experience of wearing these is quite similar to the Five Fingers, except that they're far easier to get on and nobody stares. :-)
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent exercise shoes I have been taking dance and barre classes for several years, and along with my teacher and some of the other students, we were barefoot. However, little by little, the people in my class started wearing those 5-toe vibram shoes (also available at REI). I tried those and HATED them. Too restricting and too hot! So, when my joints started getting a little achy, I decided to try something else. These shoes are PERFECT. They are similar to the 5-toes, but they give my feet more freedom. Furthermore, I can wear socks with them, which eliminates the sweating. I never thought that I would wear any kind of shoes, but these are perfect. Lightweight with sufficient support. And, by the way, the achy joints are no longer an issue.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing shoes, but not very durable. I have had numerous pairs of the Pace Glove 3. They are the shoe that changed my running style and put love back into running for me after a fall out. My feet back become stronger and my body smarter. I can feel the earth under my feet and don't think about what's on my feet. I don't really like shoes, so to find ones that I barely feel on my feet is essential. Now, the reason I have had so many pair so these is that they don't last long. If you just looked at the sole you wouldn't know the amount of miles I put into them, which is a lot. The top mesh just kind of breaks apart. If you are a more moderate running and are looking for some top quality minimalist shoes, go for it, they are wonderful. But if you put more miles in, then like me you may want to start looking for another shoes.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I was looking for This is my third pair of minimalist Merrells, and after a month of use they are still exactly what I wanted and expected. They lace up tightly enough for my exceptionally narrow feet yet don't fit so high up the ankle as to hinder free movement. The top bit along the heel is very soft so it won't rub. I ran into this issue with the first pair of minimalist shoes I bought- they fit fine in the store, but my toes hit when running downhill. Last time and this time I made sure to have enough room, so where a 10 of most women's shoes fits me, depending on brand, a 10.5 is better of this model.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered 1/2 size larger, they fit perfectly Merrell Pace Glove 3 - the next best thing to going barefoot! Comfy, cool, lightweight. My feet are so happy walking in these shoes! My foot is narrow in the heel area, has a high instep, and my toes do not like to be pinched at the sides. I usually wear a women's size 9, and found the size 9.5 to be the perfect fit for me.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy fit I'm not a trail runner, so I can't attest to this shoe's durability or comfort for that activity. I was looking for a low-profile shoe for work because I'm a Merrill snob and they discontinued my favorite slip-on style. These shoes wrap around your foot like a glove--no slipping, no sliding at all. Very lightweight, and there's even a bit of arch support which my high arches appreciate. Overall--totally worth the price.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trail shoes I've logged many miles on the trail running and hiking in these shoes, including running a 50k. I also backpack in them and recently returned from doing about 100 miles along the PCT in Oregon. Other than the side mesh getting a little chewed up by the lava rocks, they held up great! I like that they provide good traction while letting my feet and legs do most of the work.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and minimalistic shoe I am so glad I got this shoe. I use it as a daily use shoe and it is holding up well (I've worn it every day for the last month-ish). I would say this shoe runs slightly on the larger size as I have a size 8 instead of my more usual 8.5. This shoe provides just the right minimalistic support and really does fit like a glove!
Date published: 2016-04-18
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Questions & Answers

How is the pace glove 3 for walking for an hour in the city?

Asked by: svw
I have been wearing pace gloves for about 3 1/2 years, every day. I am a walker, and I wear orthotics. I have traveled to Europe in these and I have done 7 mile walks in these. They are the very best shoes for me, with thin socks. No more achey legs, no feet sliding around in thick socks. Somehow, the lack of thick padded soles really works. Honestly, with the laces they provide the best fit of any shoe. I don't know what I would do without them. I just wish they lasted longer! They may take a little getting used to, though.
Answered by: Hatkat
Date published: 2017-05-31

Does this shoe come with any time of warranty? Will it be replaced within a certain amount of time if it is worn through by then?

Asked by: Scrubs
We stand behind everything we sell. If you are not satisfied with your REI purchase, you can return it for a replacement or refund. Items must be returned within a year of purchase. Click the following link to read more about our 100% satisfaction guarantee:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-24
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