Merrell Men's Ascend Glove

Style #: J41765, J41767

Average Customer Review 4.5 out of 5 stars (10)
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Price:  $120.00

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Now enjoy the ultimate bearfoot running experience with all new Ascend Glove shoes form Merrell. This shoe offers zero-drop feel and immense support and comfort to your feet. With its flexible and breathable Motion mesh upper, along with a lugged Vibram outsole, it offers unmatched traction and protection against rugged terrains. Featuring reflective details, pull-up tab, six eye lace-up closure and padded collars, this one is a stunner.

UPPER/LINING
Fabric and synthetic upper
MotionMesh engineered for optimal breathability and range of motion
Breathable mesh lining
M-Select FRESH naturally prevents odor before it starts for fresh smelling feet
Wash as needed in cold water (gentle cycle). Air dry.

MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE
0mm Drop / 6mm Cush/ 10.5mm Stack Height
TrailProtect pad in the forefoot and heel offers additional support for the roughest terrain
Non-marking outsole
Vibramฎ outsole

Men's Weight: 8ozs (1/2 pair)

Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars (10)

Shoe Size: 100% of people said that this shoe "Felt true to size"
Shoe Width: 100% of people said that this shoe "Felt true to width"

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68 of 124 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Best yet? 09/17/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: canbean from
I have virtually all of the Barefoot models, and I think this is my favorite, which is saying a lot since they are all superbly comfortable. With a bit more sole and a somewhat more aggressive tread, the Ascends seem made for street walking and light hikes. Somehow Merrell seems to have engineered in a gentle heel-to-toe motion that makes long walks a joy -- and physically less demanding. Like all the Barefoots, this shoe is insanely light for the structure and comfort it provides. An all-around great shoe.

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66 of 138 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Once you go Merrell you'll never go back 09/13/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: SansLaRue from
About a year ago I got into doing Spartan Races. Ran two races in old sneaks which sucked as both races were in storms and was preparing for the Monterey Beast. I was looking for a lightweight shoe that wouldn't hold a lot of water/mud. I came across a blog that went over all the "Barefoot" style shoes out there. After taking a careful look at many different shoes I settled on taking my chances on these. They have been absolutely amazing. I love the feel of them. The wide toe box and vibram sole are incredible. I have run in them with the Merrell socks and barefoot and have neither had a blister nor a hot spot. They performed outstanding for the 13+ miles during the Monterey Beast which was on some brutal trails. I literally wear these things everywhere for everything they are so comfortable and light. Other highlights: * Super easy to clean and dry quickly. I use a vinegar/water solution to clean them and then Febreze to fully get rid of any odor. That said, the M-Fresh material the shoe is made of does keep odor away. * Customer service was excellent answering all my questions before I purchased. * The material is so breathable that for me at least, its almost like I am wearing sandals.

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77 of 140 people found the following review helpful:
4 out of 5 stars Very Good Shoe - Could be Perfect with Minor Chang 09/06/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: Andrew from
I have been running in Trail Gloves for two years, and over these two years I found myself wishing I had just a bit more cushioning during particularly long or fast runs in those otherwise outstanding shoes. I was really looking forward to the Ascend Glove, which I bought in June, because it looked like it was exactly what I'd been looking for: a Trail Glove that gives a bit more cushion without sacrificing much road feel. To a great extent, that's what these have turned out to be. The amount of cushioning is just right, and the outsoles on these work really well. There is, however, room for improvement in these. Firstly, the toe box is too long, which can be slightly annoying because I wind up clumsily catching the end of the shoe on stuff while running, or stubbing the toebox on the ground because I've misjudged how long the shoe is. (I've also noticed that the toe box in the Trail Glove 2 has been lengthened to unnecessary proportions – perhaps someone at Merrell has unusually long toes.) Secondly, there is, as others have pointed out, a small but noticeable arch in the insole. This doesn't appear to be an arch support, but part of the designer's strategy for ensuring that the shoe remains fixed underfoot and doesn't slide around while you're running. (This same challenge is solved in the Trail Glove with a heel sling that locks your foot in at the back, and omni-fit laces coupled with a flexible arch wrap that allows the shoe to hug your midfoot.) After running for so long in Trail Gloves, I initially found the small arch in the Ascend Gloves mildly uncomfortable (unlike the arch in the Road Glove, which I found to be unwearably painful). I now don't mind the little arch, which I've gotten used to, but I'd rather these shoes affix to my foot in the same way that the Trail Gloves do. In fact, I wish these were exactly like the Trail Gloves, but with the extra 2mm of cushion and the more substantial outsole. Apart from these minor complaints, I'm really pleased with these shoes. The outsole is very durable and has stood up very well so far after hundreds of miles of primarily road running and one 8000' elevation change bushwhack in the White Mountains (I really appreciated the cushioning on the way down). Everything else has held up well too – apart from the dirt on them, they look close to new. Despite my minor misgivings about these shoes, I really like them, would buy them again and would recommend them to others.

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71 of 130 people found the following review helpful:
1 out of 5 stars Great Shoe without the sore causing TAG! 09/03/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: cxk297 from
Love the shoe hate the soars they cause to the tops of my feet. Comfy shoe to train and use for general all around use. However I'm surprised only one other person (jamulben) in these reviews had the burn/soar with tag issue. Its like they adhere to you skin. In a bad way obviously! Don't believe I can continue to wear these shoes. I didn't have this issue with the Barefoot Train Flux Glove Sport, in which I ran the tough mudder. The picture is of the soar after 2 days of healing and occurred on both feet.

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105 of 217 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Great walking shoe 08/22/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: dsteinbo from
Merrell shoes have always fit me well (the last seems to be perfect for my feet). This is a very comfortable shoe meant to be worn without sox. I wear these for urban walks almost daily. I ordered a second pair so that I could rotate them.

The review of the Men's Barefoot Trail Run Ascend Glove was written on Merrell.com

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