Bare Access Flex Shoe
When your ideal run includes a bit of road and light trails, reach for the Merrell Bare Access Flex Shoe for your daily training. The shoe is constructed with Merrell's FLEXconnect dual direction flex-groove EVA midsole to provide you with agility and stability across all different terrain types so you can transition from pavement to dirt flawlessly. For enhanced versatility, its sticky and durable M Select Grip+ Sole delivers traction on wet or dry trails so no matter the conditions, you can get after it.
Aside from versatile performance, the Bare Access Flex Shoe comes equipped with a plethora of technologies to keep your feet comfortable for your everyday runs. For starters, the breathable mesh upper and lining help keep your feet cool on hot afternoon runs while TPU overlays in the upper offer a snug, precise fit. Moderate cushioning keeps you comfortable as the miles begin to add up and a TPU heel counter offers security during quick descents and sharp turns so no unexpected obstacle can foil your run. Finally, its 0mm drop gets you running at a more natural stride so you can really connect to the trail, road, and beyond.
- Versatile every day running shoe for the trail, road, and beyond
- 0mm drop provides a natural stride for your trail or road runs
- Breathable mesh lining and upper keeps foot comfortable on hot days
- TPU overlays in the upper wrap each foot for a secure and snug fit
- TPU heel counter provides security for multi-directional movement
- FLEXconnect EVA delivers flexibility and agility on uneven terrain
- M Select Grip+ sole offers durable traction across varying surfaces
- Traditional lace closure allows fit adjustments throughout your run
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- Merrell Sizing Notes:
- Merrell boots are designed to fit like your street shoes.
When ordering Merrell boots, shoes, or sandals, you should reference your normal shoe size.
- What to Expect:
- A snug fit in the heel: In a stride, your foot bends at the ball, and the heel tries to pull away from the boot.
Because of Merrell's precise fit, the upper follows the heel. This prevents the slipping and sliding that eventually causes blisters.
Snug over the instep: Besides preventing the toes from sliding forward when you go down hill, a precise instep fit gives you internal control.
When you're standing on sloping rocks, the boot sole doesn't sideslip underneath you.
Toe Room: Merrell gives plenty of room to the toes. This room, combined with a sturdy toe box, protects the toes from getting bashed by rocks.
- Choosing Socks:
- For Hiking Boots choose heavyweight, thick, dense socks, with or without a liner sock.
For Multi-Sport choose light-or medium-weight dense socks.
- Before You Take Your Merrells to the Trail:
- 1) Try your new boots on over the correct sock combination without lacing.
Stand and push your toes forward so they touch the front of the boot.
You should be able to slip one finger into the space behind your heel.
If there isn't enough room, the boot is probably too small and you should try the next half-size larger.
For boots to be used while carrying a moderate-to-heavy pack, a full finger space is recommended.
- 2) Tap your heel back in the heel cup and lace the boot.
The boot should feel snug across the ball, around the instep, and in the heel.
The arch should be comfortably supported and the toes should be free to wiggle and curl.
- 3) To check the fit in the heel, walk up an incline. The heel should lift a maximum of 1/2 inch (1.75cm).
- 4) The toes should not jam into the front of the boot.
Checkthis by walking down an incline or tap your toe lightly into the floor or against the wall. If the boot fits correctly, the toes should gently touch the end of the boot.