Comment from: Victor [Visitor]  

They look like a shoe you can wear to work and get away with it. I have a pair of VIVO's and they are a very comfortable shoe. To me Vivo's feel like I am wearing a pair of house slippers, very light.

02/01/12 @ 12:38
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]

I really, really like the look of these. I don't want my minimalist shoes to cry out for attention. Nothing wrong with that, but it's just not my preference. I wear them for personal reasons, not to make a statement. These look like the first really good "normal looking" minimal option I've seen. Can't wait to try 'em.

02/01/12 @ 14:58
Comment from: steven [Visitor]

I would pick the Merell Barefoot Glove over the VIVO BAREFOOT Oaks for work.

The toe box looks wide and it looks more neutral than the VIVO barefoot oaks.
with the right pair of jeans the barefoot glove would be very acceptable at my office.

nice to see lots of shoes with roomy toe compartments on the market

02/01/12 @ 16:14
Comment from: A C C [Visitor]

It's a casual option, yet they still put an obnoxiously large "MERRELL" logo across the side.

Vivobarefoot has it right. They press their V into the leather.

02/01/12 @ 16:25
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

These are pretty stylish. I am still waiting for Merrell to follow through with wide widths in their barefoot line. I am sure I could easily wear these at work, as I currently am able to wear my Stems.

02/01/12 @ 18:02
Comment from: Mats [Visitor]

These look OK to my taste, not great but OK. You could probably wear them and nobody would notice. Very neutral.

I like how the gray and the orange goes together, maybe it could have been a it more subtle, but if they had gone total gray I think they could have fallen into the grandpa category design vice.

And I totally agree on the Tough Glove,
tried them out in a store once and there is something weird about how they look that I don't like.
Some weird mix of an orthopedic shoe and something you granddad would wear while on vacation(Does that make sense ?).
Can't put my finger on it, but they really didn't look good to my eyes.

Funny thing is that the girls version, the Mighty Glove, looks kinda stylish, in a sporty, youthful way.
Guess men are just made to wear ugly things(or that's what lot of companies seem to think).

And I also agree that the Vivo Barefoot lineup looks a lot better as casual shoes.
They get design and have several nice looking shoes, the Ra maybe being my favorite.

02/01/12 @ 18:52
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]

The VIVO Dharma, Ra are absolutely fine for the office.

02/03/12 @ 08:37
Comment from: Ty [Visitor]

Judging just on the photos, I think your comparison with the tough glove is spot on. Here's to hoping merrell works this angle with a few more styles or leather combinations.

02/05/12 @ 12:25
Comment from: Marc B [Visitor]
Marc B

These look great. I love my Vibrams but I have a pair of Trail Gloves I wear occasiionally but I bought a pair of brown Tough Gloves to wear this winter as more of a casual shoe thats warmer than my VFF's. I don't need special socks that are clean to wear them so if its cold they are my "go-to" shoe. I might would have picked these if they had been around then though.

02/16/12 @ 10:35
Comment from: NAK [Visitor]

I bought these shoes, and just wanted to say that the arch supports are hurting my feet. I don't have flat feet by any means and I love wearing my VFFs but just wanted to let everyone know that the arch supports are very prominent (I hope they wear down). The review was a bit ambiguous about the arch supports so I thought I would share my opinion.

02/25/12 @ 12:36
Comment from: Richard [Visitor]

I just ordered a pair after hiking in the Trail Gloves over the weekend and absolutely loving them! The "zero-drop" and wide toe bok are huge selling points for me. Thanks for the review.

02/28/12 @ 11:52
Comment from: Kkthxbye [Visitor]

Hi there,
nice page btw.
Those shoes look cool and I plan to wear them
barefoot at work.
How can you clean them when they start to smell?

04/06/12 @ 08:20
Comment from: tacitblue [Visitor]

Just as NAK said, I found the arch supports to be very uncomfortable. My feet aren't flat either but these shoes make me feel like they are. The arch also feels like it extends too far forward. Merrell shoes in size 12 have always been a perfect fit for me. These are too long and narrow. These are definitely going back. The sole looks like it won't last long off paved surfaces.

08/17/12 @ 18:03
Comment from: Ian [Visitor]  

I wish I had read the comments of NAK and tacitblue.

My Barefoot Life Excursion Glove's have just arrived, I've put them on, and I feel like I'm standing on my arches. I've only worn Five-fingers and Vivo's for a number of years, I just need some waterproof shoes for casual wear at an affordable price (plus Vivo Ra's are too low).

Describing these shoes as "barefoot" is misleading, and now I have to pay to drive them to the post office...

Horrible, horrible shoes. Not fit for humans who want healthy feet, ankles and knees...

12/22/14 @ 09:03
Comment from: Kenneth [Visitor]  

I wish Merrell would bring the Excursion or Edge gloves back. I like the fit and feel of the Vibram bare sole with the casual wear. My old Merrell's are worn and I need casual replacements. I've tried Vivobarefoot line, and they feel like they're designed for wide feet.

07/02/18 @ 08:19

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