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The Merrell Trail Glove is a minimalist trail shoe that offers a barefoot-like ride that keeps the runner connected to the ground for the ultimate natural ride. Minimal as it may be, the 1mm thick forefoot plate offers a bit of protection. A sticky Vibram outsole and a secure heel fit allow the runner to be one with the trail.

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Weight: 7.0 oz (size 9.0)

Stack Height: Heel (10mm), Forefoot (10mm); includes non-removable insole

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • 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: Low height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: February 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown


The Merrell Trail Glove is a minimal feature, minimal neutral trail shoe designed for daily training and racing. It is built with a curved shape.


  • 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.


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