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A near-barefoot shoe for becoming one with the road, the Merrell Road Glove provides no cushioning and an extra-firm ride.



Become one with the road in the Merrell Road Glove. This zero drop shoe brings you low and level to the ground while providing just a touch of cushioning from hard surfaces. The breathable, open upper allows for excellent air flow, with a close fit midfoot that opens up in the toe box, giving plenty of space for toe splay.

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Weight: 6.9 oz (size 9.0)

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: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


The Merrell Road Glove is a minimal feature, minimal neutral 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.


  • Synthetic Leather/Air Mesh upper offers durable, yet breathable coverage.
  • Rear Foot Sling comprised of synthetic leather offers lightweight, durable heel support.
  • Internal Support construction holds the midfoot for a close, secure 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 Road Outsole TC1 consists of a rubber compound that provides 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: Best shoe I think I have ever had!!!!! I liked these so much after one month I wanted to buy a second luck with that, now they don't have my size anymore. Very sad!
From: Jamie, Colorado

Comments: I have owned the Merrell Road Glove for six months now and it is my Go To Shoe. I use them for speed work and short faster runs and some long tempo runs. I love the shoe! I also have the Trail Glove and (although a good shoe) I like the Road Glove much better. I run in minimal shoes and this shoe is by far the best!!
From: Takis, Savannah, GA

Comments: I switched to minimalist running about 18 months ago. I have flat feet, short legs, I overpronate, and I started running when I was 38. You name it, I've had it: side stitches, runner's knee, IT band, shin splints. I finally bailed on motion control shoes after a half marathon where I finished about 15 minutes off my goal. First, I went totally barefoot and really liked it. Then it got cold and research let me to Merrell. I have been extremely satisfied. I've run a half and a full in the Road Glove with no ails whatsoever although the bottom of my feet began to hurt after about 22 miles into the Philly Marathon. Yes, I still stretch pre-run, but I feel these shoes make you run the way people are supposed to run: forefoot strike. They may not be a panacea but they are worth a try. These shoes are durable and machine washable. They tend to get pointy after use and washing but that's no big deal.
From: Anonymous

Comments: In my experience, the Road Glove is actually a better trail (and road) shoe than the Trail Glove (which I like too, just not as much). While the traction isn't quite as good off-road and the fit is a bit more slack, it's way more protective. The TG used to wreck my feet on pointy rocks, and the RG has enough cushion and a bigger heel to take away that problem. I don't miss the TG's rock plate at all. Plus, the RG is a little lighter.
From: Henry, Highland, NY

Comments: I have never run in this shoe but I wear them on my everyday excursions. This is the best pair of shoes I own.
From: Anonymous, Tuscaloosa, AL

Comments: I've been running in the Trail Glove for some time now, but I do most of my runs on asphalt.  Merrell took all that I love about the TG, and made a perfect zero-drop road runner!  This is easily my favorite road shoe!
From: Chas, Cornelius, NC, USA