Merrell Women's Vapor Glove

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Average Customer Review 4.5 out of 5 stars (17)
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Bestowing a right mix of style and comfort, these trendy Vapor Glove shoes from the house of Merrell are a must-have. This zero-drop men's minimalist shoe comes with breathable mesh uppers providing perfectly balanced and free movement along with prior protection and cushioning effect. It features 0mm ball-to-heel drop, an external heel sling for stability, lace-up closure for personalized fit, back pull loop, reflective detailing and a lightly padded footbed with antimicrobial treatment along with a slim rubber sole offering road feel and better traction. These shoes will keep your feet intact, while giving them ample room to breathe and move easily.

Breathable mesh upper.
Barefoot construction.
Vibram Vapor Glove Sole / TC1 Rubber.
External TPU heel sling for contoured support.
Integrated microfiber footbed treated with Aegis.
Reflective details for increased visibility in low light.

Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars (17)

Shoe Size: 70% 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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31 of 64 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Great minimal running shoes 10/03/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: maggieh from
These shoes are really fantastic. I love the wide toe box (my bunions are happy), the very stylish bright colors (even better than they appear in the picture, how lightweight they are. They are less expensive that most other quality running shoes. I have run about 60 miles in them and my feet and body are loving them! Thanks, Merrel.

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34 of 72 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars I will never wear shoes that hurt me again! 09/23/2013
Shoe Size: Fits half size smaller
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: PerilousPeace from
I am 30 years old now, and after years of school, work, life, etc., I just figured that it was normal for your knees and hips to hurt every day after being on your feet. Maybe I was getting old. Maybe I was developing arthritis... whatever. I went to the chiropractor for my hip pain (right leg is just a little longer than the left) and back pain, and that was all I thought I could do. I went to DSW in the spring to get a new pair of sandals for dog walking. I found a pair of (now discontinued) Merrell Barefoot "water" sandals that were comfortable and bought them. They took about a week of getting used to--I'd never heard of "barefoot" shoes before and thought they were just a style name and not a state of mind (as I later learned). I almost gave up on them, but "broke them in" after about a week and wore them all summer. In August, I realized that my hips weren't hurting me anymore! I'd had good weeks/months in the past, but it dawned on me that after wearing these sandals every day all summer long, by knees, hips and lower back were now pain free. I researched the shoes and learned about Merrell as a brand and what the "barefoot" thing is all about. So... now to the Vapor's. I found these at the local Merrell outlet and settled on them after trying on just about every barefoot style in the store. The saleslady was really nice and let me know up front that even if I'd worn barefoot shoes before, that the Vapors were the most "extreme" 0-drop barefoot style Merrell makes and would take some getting used to. She said she'd seen a lot of them come back to the store and that she herself hadn't quite gotten into the Vapors as she liked a little more support. The Vapors have NO support, but they are the BEST SHOES I've ever worn. Have you ever worn a pair of shoes that feel better and better the longer you wear them? Or that make you want to stay outside and walk MORE because it feels so good? The Vapors did take about 3 days to get used to during which time my feet adjusted and my walking gait began to change to accommodate the new shoes. The soles are essentially a layer of nice, grippy Vibram rubber, but there is no "support." They are like wearing ballet slippers or socks with grippy rubber on the bottoms. They are very flexible and it actually takes some adjustment to walk with full range of motion for your feet because we are so not used to it in regular sneakers! After wearing these shoes every day since I got them, I find that my feet are stronger, my balance is better, my knees and hips are still pain free (though my knees did hurt a little bit during my "adjustment period" at the beginning while I got used to the new way of walking) and I actually LIKE to go out and walk. I'm not a runner--but these shoes make me feel like I could be! I just might, I feel so good. I can completely understand these shoes not being for everybody. There is NO SUPPORT, which people just are not used to. Size-wise, I have wide, fairly flat feet and usually wear a size 8.5. I got these in an 8 and they are perfect--I was very happy to have the opportunity to try them on at the store. I lace them comfortably, but not too tight--there isn't really any padding between the laces and the upper, so don't lace them so tight that you're cutting off circulation. If you get the right size, they almost stay on by themselves anyway. These shoes have changed my life and I'm a Merrell customer now, for life! Thank you!

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34 of 65 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Love These! 09/19/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: Trin from
I just started running about 6 weeks ago and was wearing a pair of Nike cross trainers. They were nice, but I've always preferred thin-soled shoes for everyday wear. I've now ran with these for a week, and I am such a convert. I feel like I get a better workout since there isn't any assist in my natural stride. And the amazing part is I didn't need any adjustment to using minimalist if shoes nor did I get ugly blisters or had rubbing as with the 5finger shoes. I ran my first ever 2miles, and I don't plan on slowing any time soon!

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34 of 72 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Barefoot Run Vapor Glove 09/16/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: justme from
I absolutely love this shoe! I can wear it all day and it feels great. The 'barefoot' feel of it is so different than other shoes, but it's a treat to wear. Try it, you'll love it!

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36 of 68 people found the following review helpful:
3 out of 5 stars Fantastic Shoes, but . . . 08/18/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: BarefootLeaves from
I bought these at the very end of January, right when they came out. I had been eagerly anticipating their release for a while. Now, a few months later, I have a few thoughts. . . . First of all, I LOVE these shoes. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever tried, period -- they feel like socks! They make me feel graceful, strong, energetic, and light. . . . They are great both without and with (thin) socks, and if it is not an option to go completely barefoot, these are my first-choice workout/running shoes. They are also attractive and unique; I have gotten an unbelievable number of comments and compliments on them. While they do not give as much ground feel as my VIVOBAREFOOTs, they still provide a decent amount. They are also VERY light and flexible. However, it would be nice to have them with removable sole inserts for an even more barefoot feel -- it would be great to be able to have the option of removing the 2 mm of extra cushion for those that like to be as close to the no-shoes sensation as possible. Most importantly, however, and the reason for the three stars, is that the MATERIAL ABOVE THE TOES GETS HOLES. As some of the other reviewers have stated before me, these holes appear FAST. Since I usually go totally barefoot during my runs, these shoes do not receive heavy usage, but even after only a couple of months of light use, both shoes had already developed significant holes (see photo), and they have only grown since. As much as I love these shoes, this should not be happening with such expensive shoes so soon. Merrell needs to review the design and/or materials of this part of the shoe to find the cause of what seems to be a common problem. Other than that, though, these shoes are amazing, and I highly recommend them.

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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
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