Merrell forefoot running shoes are ideal for forefoot running because they are very similar to the Vibram Five Fingers -zero drop, no cushioning, no arch support, super light. Therefore, Merrell forefoot running shoes resemble barefoot conditions.
Trail Glove 2:
The Merrell Trail Glove 2 is super lightweight, fits like a glove for your foot and feels even better without socks. The interior of the Glove 2 is more comfortable than the Glove 1. Great shoe if you want to run pain-free! And they are practically indestructible for the trails. That is, if you are tough on your shoes, the Trail Glove 2 is for you.
Pace Glove 2:
The Pace Glove 2 will save you from the standard running shoe because they are very minimalistic allowing your feet to ‘self-strengthen’. Very durable architecture and are great for running half and full marathons. The interior is very comfortable and are great if you prefer to go sock-less without worrying about blisters and rashes. The added elastic in the tongue makes the shoe easier to slip on too.
Barefoot Vapor Glove:
The Barefoot Vapor Glove is probably the lightest forefoot running shoe by Merrell. The Barefoot Vapor Glove is so flexible you can roll them up into a ball. Therefore, the flexibility is similar to the Vibram Five Fingers.
The upper mesh is ‘vapor-like’ and exceptionally breathable, keeping your feet fresh and cool. The Barefoot Vapor Glove are so minimal they make other pure minimalist shoes feel clunky!
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BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.