A barefoot shoe for trail use. As with all Merrell barefoot footwear, the idea here is to give your feet and legs work the way they are intended to. This is achieved by making the footwear flexible and reducing the shock absorption to a minimum. They do, however, provide you shelter from abrasion and small sharp objects. The stack height is 14 mm, and while still in the barefoot category, these shoes do have a bit of structure.
Regular last (wider than in Trail Glove 6)
Surface: light and breathable microfiber and mesh materials
Rubber toe protector
New, environmentally friendly M-Select Fresh anti odor treatment
Very light structure
Thin trail specific protector plate at the front offers a touch of extra protection by spreading pressure on a larger area
Heel and toe are at equal height
Vibram Ecostep Recycle out sole contains 30% recycled rubber
Surface and liner fabrics, insoles and laces are made of 100% recycled material
It’s wise to start barefoot exercise in small doses, so your muscles and tendons have time to get used to the challenge.