Comment from: Joseph [Visitor]
Joseph

Looks cool, does anyone know if/when Merrell might make them in WIDE sizes?

02/01/11 @ 10:24
Comment from: Brandon Mulnix [Visitor]
Brandon Mulnix

They picked an awesome person aka. Barefoot Jason to help educate us. Jason has helped me go from shod to barefoot in an easy to follow program. Great job Merrell!

02/01/11 @ 11:25
Comment from: Jesse [Visitor]
Jesse

I was wondering the same thing as Joseph. These look intriguing, however even before going minimalist I had EE or EEE width feet...looking at the bottom of the Trail Glove, there's no way they're going to fit.

02/01/11 @ 12:09
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
Rich

These look great, and I love the attempts to educate. That's something that's very lacking in Born to Run (which is how many of us got started with this) and from vibram.

My only disappointment is that so few places around me are carrying these. I was counting on REI or city sports but no such luck.

02/01/11 @ 12:45
Comment from: KP [Visitor]
KP

When are these companies going to start making wide width shoes?! I contacted New Balance a while back about their Minumus line and they told me they had no plans to make wide widths either. It seems like there is a large percentage of EE and EEE shoe wearers that have made the switch to VFF's, I just wish there was another "shoe" option. So far no such luck.

02/01/11 @ 20:44
Comment from: Zephyr [Visitor]  
Zephyr

"... I feel springier and lighter."

than...?

02/01/11 @ 20:53
Comment from: Zephyr [Visitor]  
Zephyr

Is Vibram intended to buy Merrell to Wolverine WW?(WWW: Hush Puppies, Sebago, Chaco, Hytest, Merrell...; licensed: Patagonia, Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, Retail, Track 'N Trail...)

02/01/11 @ 21:12
Comment from: Joe [Visitor]
Joe

Be prepared to go down some sizes. I wear an 11.5 in regular shoes, 43 in Vibrams, went down to a 10 in trail gloves after trying on three different pairs. Run much larger than expected. If I ordered them online, no way I would have gotten that right.

02/02/11 @ 14:02
Comment from: Ali [Visitor]
Ali

I have been waiting for these for about 7 mths. Now that they have been "released" they are nowhere to be found in the D.C area. Using the Merrell website to find a store that might have them and calling them along with others has proved fruitless. Does anyone one a retailer in D.C or northern Virginia carrying these curious shoes?

02/03/11 @ 04:54
Comment from: hewler [Visitor]
hewler

I have been waiting awhile too. Talked to my local shoe store and they said mid-April and they will have some (not necessarily all styles or even that many either).

02/03/11 @ 11:50
Comment from: lars [Visitor]
lars

Do we have any reviews on these shoes, I was wondering about the differences in the Trail glove and the True glove.

02/04/11 @ 07:05
Comment from: Rhys [Visitor]
Rhys

Lucky me, I have a Merrell store just 45 minutes away. Gonna try these out this weekend and see how I like them. Hopefully these will hold me over til New Balance releases those minimus trails..

02/04/11 @ 11:41
Comment from: Ted_S [Visitor]  
Ted_S

I just tried these on at REI. Very nice but the forefoot is too narrow for me. The toe box is roomy, but that does nothing to reduce the pressure on my bunions or the squeeze on my metatarsal heads. Comparing the width of the sole to that of my Bikilas, the Merrell is narrower by the width of the little toe. I'll stick with my KSO Treks for the trails and the Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot for dressier occasions.

02/15/11 @ 00:07
Comment from: Rhys Morgan [Visitor]
Rhys Morgan

Just got my True Gloves a few days ago and I must say that they are a million times better than the Trail Glove. Still don't feel as wonderful as my KSO but I have been wanting a real shoe for a while and this definitely fulfills what I was hoping for.

02/24/11 @ 14:19
Comment from: Jenny [Visitor]  
Jenny

When are minimalist shoes going to be in longer women's sizes? I wear a 12.5 narrow-medium, so wearing men's shoes are next to impossible because they are naturally wider. I have super long toes which make wearing my vibrams not as comfy because I literally had to go up 3 sizes and then strap the heck out of them (I have sprints), but they are too wide and so rub me uncomfortable. I love the idea of the "women's pure gloves," but 11 is not going to do me any favors=( Taller women have longer feet!!! Let us run bare-foot too!!!!

03/09/11 @ 20:16
Comment from: Hollis [Visitor]
Hollis

What does anyone know about using these shoes if one has suffered from plantar fascitis? If you have had pf you don't want to go through it again.

03/22/11 @ 15:12