Comment from: Kelly Williams [Visitor]
Kelly Williams

I have the same purple/gray ones you do. I had to get them a half size bigger b/c I got a horrible blister from just light wear around the house in my regular size, but the half size up was perfect! I like the feel of them very much. I am not a runner but I'm an avid walker and I would like to try the new version as well.

04/11/13 @ 14:19
Comment from: ap [Visitor]

I just bought the version 2 and am walking in them once in two days. This is the first time I am walking in minimalistic shoes and my knees hurt. Am I walking wrong? Trying to walk with a mid foot stride.

04/11/13 @ 14:54
Comment from: Amy [Visitor]

Thanks for the review! I'm just making the transition to minimal shoes and started with Merrells too. I'm wearing the Barefoot Run Vapor Glove and they're great! Very roomy and you can definitely feel the ground through the shoes. I'm writing about my transition to minimalism at

04/14/13 @ 19:09
Comment from: [Member]

@ap - The transition definitely takes a while. For general movement I think Vibram has some good suggestions:

Xero Shoes also has an excellent write-up:

Last but not least, Mark's Daily Apple has some great tips: and

Good luck!

04/15/13 @ 10:18
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]

The Pace glove is specifically designed for trail running. If you need a shoe for Crossfit, the Crush glove is for you

04/18/13 @ 05:52
Comment from: Gobluetwo [Visitor]

@ap, I think the key is to just walk naturally. Don't try to force a change in your walking form. How do you walk at home barefoot? Not striking midfoot, I bet. The form issue is, IMO, more relevant when running.

05/15/13 @ 23:19
Comment from: Alison [Visitor]

Sadly, there are some quality control issues with the latest Merrell shoes.

I love Merrell's barefoot shoes and do all my running in Pace glove/Pace glove2 or vapor glove.

Unfortunately, I recently had to go through about 10 pairs of PG2 and Vapor gloves to find two which had no manufacturing defects. Several pairs had interior stiching defects that were creating blister hotspots, one shoe had the lacebed sewn far off center which caused it to fit horribly, another had quickfit lace closures that were so long I couldn't tie them properly. Several pairs had markedly different length between the right/left shoes.

I got tired of returning shoes online so went into REI and waded through their stock until I found some good pairs. Its sad because I love these shoes so much, I really hope Merrell gets their act together.

05/21/13 @ 11:26
Comment from: pat j [Visitor]  
pat j

thank you! for your timely comments on pace glove v pace glove 2. about around the bend with finding the right "cut" cuz merrell def has issues with inconsistent any case need to know whether you found the pace 2 to be *wider cut in the toebox (?)
(tho longer is a dealbreaker for now vis a vis the going up 1/2 size with the original etc..figuring all that out again) thanks

05/29/13 @ 14:08
Comment from: pat j [Visitor]  
pat j

ps - i'm not near a store where they have pace 2 and i'm trying to decide whether to keep a pair of new orig pace (1/2 size up :)) or go with the new. but just have pics of the new which i would order on line. the old ones are harder and harder to get..that's why it's an issue. toe box does look wider in the picture..phooey

05/29/13 @ 18:34
Comment from: Liza [Visitor]


Question for your girlfriend!
You purchased your usual size 7 for the Pace Glove; is this your usual sneaker size or shoe size? When I buy runners, I buy a size larger (8.5), but when I buy regular shoes I usually buy size 8 (sometimes 7.5).

I'm just wondering what size will be the best fit for me if I buy the pace glove shoes!

07/15/13 @ 15:08
Comment from: Elaine [Visitor]

I absolutely love the pace glove for everything, especially trail running. Also found the glove 2 sizing to be weird in comparison. Don't like the style changes in the glove 2 overall. The only problem I have with the original is the toe bumper: it separates away from the shoe easily, even on the first few runs in loose, rocky terrain

08/03/13 @ 10:12
Comment from: Victoria [Visitor]

I have both new and old. I only use them for walking, everyday wear and travel. I do not like to wear shoes as most hurt my feet but these are great. I prefer version one. Version two is sloppier on my feet and the trim is separating from the shoe. Version one is stitched. I need o find another version one.

01/05/14 @ 13:12

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