Merrell Men's Bare Access 2

Style #: J41579

Average Customer Review 4 out of 5 stars (18)
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Make your running sessions more pleasurable and comfortable with this lightweight Bare Access 2 shoe from the house of Merrell. These shoes provide better grip and traction to your feet with its Barefoot Strobel construction and a 0mm ball-to-heel drop. This men's minimalist running shoe features a breathable mesh and synthetic upper, supportive overlays, a six-eye lace closure for a snug, glove-like fit. With its Aegis-treated footbed, 8mm cushioned midsole and Bare Access 2 Vibram rubber outsole you'll surely enjoy better traction and support.

Mesh and synthetic upper.
Barefoot construction.
External heel stability arm.
Reflective details for increased visibility in low light.

Customer Reviews 4 out of 5 stars (18)

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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120 of 255 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars First foray into barefoot shoes! Love it! 08/29/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: Rockmiller from
I purchased the Bare Access 2's after researching, and seeing some of the other barefoot shoes made by Merrell at a sporting goods store. I went with the BA 2's because they have a little arc support, and I didn't want to dive in head first to the minimalist shoe scene. After having them for a few weeks, I must say that I am completely stoked, and I am already shopping for others. I bought them for my high intensity workouts (Insanity, Les Mills Combat, Crossfit). So far, they have exceeded my expectations, and I have begun wearing them all of the time, and now need more for casual wear, and workout wear. Way to go Merrell, can't wait to buy some others!

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115 of 236 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars First foray into barefoot shoes! Love it! 08/29/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: Rockmiller from
I purchased the Bare Access 2's after researching, and seeing some of the other barefoot shoes made by Merrell at a sporting goods store. I went with the BA 2's because they have a little arc support, and I didn't want to dive in head first to the minimalist shoe scene. After having them for a few weeks, I must say that I am completely stoked, and I am already shopping for others. I bought them for my high intensity workouts (Insanity, Les Mills Combat, Crossfit). So far, they have exceeded my expectations, and I have begun wearing them all of the time, and now need more for casual wear, and workout wear. Way to go Merrell, can't wait to buy some others!

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117 of 242 people found the following review helpful:
4 out of 5 stars Bare Access 2 08/26/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: sdhuntin from
My wife bought me the Bare Access shoes around Aug 5 of this year and I loved them from the start. I was in the process of transitioning into Barefoot style running. I loved the shoe and they were super comfortable. I am in the Army and I wear them for PT and for running on my own as well as my crossfit workouts. The only negative thing I have to say is that the sole on them is already starting to come off of the shoe. This is my first Merrell running shoe so I hope that this is not a sign of how all their shoes are. They maybe have a total of 20-25 total miles worth of running in them both on pavement and dirt trails.

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113 of 227 people found the following review helpful:
4 out of 5 stars Best "Barefoot" 08/13/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: stuart.smith from
I love the barefoot concept. I had a problem with some other brands of running shoes, it always felt like I was on a downhill slope. The Bare Access 2 is my favorite trainer. It feels like a barefoot shoe but with just enough extra padding to take high impact training. Running in a barefoot is nice, however when you are doing higher impact movements or more than running the extra bit of cushion is wonderful. I have the Merrell Vapors that have no padding that I use for running, for everything else and long training days the Bare Access 2 is comfortable all day long. My feet are a little wider than average, so the roomy toe box and flexible lacing options make this shoe a lifesaver.

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118 of 233 people found the following review helpful:
4 out of 5 stars Size 15! Hooray! 07/30/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: Duzzi from
As a tall runner (6'5") it's hard to find decent shoes large enough, so I was glad to find these in a size 15! They fit snugly, but not uncomfortably around the midfoot and there seems to be plenty of room in the toe box. The heel is a little loose, I like more of a cup to sink into, but they're very comfortable with alternative lacing patterns to hold my heel snug. The insole is very comfortable, producing hardly any hot spots, which is a common problem for me especially since focusing on mid/forefoot strike running. They've got great flexibility for toe-off, but enough beef to withstand some (hopefully accidental) pounding and a little added stability. I've run about 15 miles in these shoes, and they're treating me well! I may stick with the Bare Access, depending on the next few hundred miles... :) - See more at: http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30584M/0/Mens/Barefoot-Run-Bare-Access-2#sthash.BX859ymG.dpuf

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Adult Sizing
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5 36 3
5.5 36.5 3.5
6 37 4
6.5 37.5 4.5
7 38 5
7.5 38.5 5.5
6 8 39 5.5 6
6.5 8.5 39.5 6 6.5
7 9 40 6 7
7.5 9.5 40.5 6.5 7.5
8 10 41 7 8
8.5 10.5 41.5 7.5 8.5
9 11 42 8 9
9.5 11.5 42.5 8.5 9.5
10 43 9
10.5 43.5 9.5
11 44 10
11.5 44.5 10.5
12 45 11
12.5 45.5 11.5
13 46 12
14 47 13
15 48 14
16 49 15
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