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A near-barefoot option for the minimalist trail runner, the Merrell Trail Glove 2 offers minimal cushioning and an extra-firm ride.



Go light and low with the Merrell Trail Glove 2. This minimalist shoe offers a near-barefoot ride to keep you close and connected to the trail. A lightweight and breathable upper keeps your foot in place while a Vibram outsole provides versatile traction and long-lasting durability.

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Weight: 6.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (11mm), Forefoot (11mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot:Medium to full volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium-high
  • Shoe Shape: Curved



The Merrell Trail Glove 2 is a minimal feature, minimal neutral trail shoe designed for daily training and racing.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.


  • 4mm CMEVA is a compression molded EVA midsole for durable underfoot cushioning.
  • Shock Absorption Plate in the forefoot offers flexible protection from stone bruising and helps disperse impact forces.


  • Rear Foot Sling comprised of synthetic leather offers lightweight, durable heel support.
  • Air Mesh upper offers light, breathable coverage.
  • Internal Support construction holds the midfoot for a close, secure fit.
  • Merrell Omni-Fit lacing system provides a close, glove-like fit.
  • Toe Bumper made of durable rubber protects toes from rocks and other debris.
  • Non-Removable Microfiber Footbed uses Aegis, an anti-microbial material, for a healthy foot environment.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.


  • Vibram Outsole TC1 consists of a rubber compound set in a lugged pattern to provide superior grip and durability.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I have run with the trail glove 2 for 3 weeks and logged 90 miles on them so far. I am very happy with them. I own the vapor glove and they are fine on roads. On trails the trail glove 2 has a little more stack height thickness that makes larger stones more comfortable to deal with. I feel the same glove-like fit that the vapor glove has and the same minimalist feel. I will definitely buy a second pair and highly recommend these trail running shoes. Run for your life.
From: Lou, Shutesbury, MA, USA