Merrell Trail Glove 5 3D Shoe - Men's
Trail Glove 5 3D Shoe
The Merrell Trail Glove 5 3D shoe is designed to enhance the foot's natural ability to stabilize the body when trail running or training. Utilizing Merrell's Barefoot 2 construction, this minimalist shoe offers a barefoot feel with room in the toe box for your toes to naturally splay while providing the protection and grip you need for running on rugged trails. 3D knit mesh uppers offer a sock-like fit for comfort and stability while also providing stretch and breathability. A Hyperlock TPU heel counter keeps your foot secure in the shoe while a TrailProtect rock plate guards against underfoot trail debris. Finally, Vibram soles provide you with highly durable grip, stability, and slip-resistance across changing terrain types.
- Minimalist shoe engineered for stability for running and training
- 0mm drop encourages a natural gait, aims to reduce impact injury
- 3D knit upper gives a sock-like fit for comfort and stability
- Hyperlock TPU heel counter delivers a comfortably secure hold
- M Select FRESH treatment repels unwanted odors for fresh feet
- Barefoot 2 construction provides anatomical shape for comfort
- TrailProtect rock plate guards against underfoot trail debris
- Vibram TC5+ delivers highly durable grip across changing terrain
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 9.5
MUST size down 1-1.5 sizes. I normally where a 10.5-11 athletic shoe but in these a 9.5 fit well. Other than that...
Makes for a great barefoot hiking/running shoe. Has good arch and wide toe box design for toe/forefoot striking. Feet always feel secure and stable, thanks to the 3D construction and tight heel cup. I would recommend these if you're running through alot of rocky areas. The added cushion and tougher sole will save you from alot of pain.
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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.