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The Merrell Pace Glove provides no shortage of ground feel on the trail, with no cushioning and an extra-firm ride.



The Merrell Pace 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: 5.4 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (12mm), Forefoot (12mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved



The Merrell Pace Glove 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 love these shoes. So much that I've bought 4 pair, just in case the model changes. I use them for trail running, road running, hiking, walking in beach sand, everything. I usually wear them without socks, and find the fit very comfortable. I've never had a blister or hot spot or sore toes after a long run. I was running on a cold day, and thought that might be chilly. I wore socks and had no problem. There is plenty of room in the toe box, and the loopy laces are easy to adjust and stay tied. The sole is vibram, and so doesn't slip on wet surfaces, which is key when trail racing or running. They did get a bit smelly, but cleaned up easily in the washer and air dried. They look pretty cool too :-)
From: Cyndi, Boston, MA

Comments: I love these shoes and have 2 pair, for alternating days. They seem to have a forgiving fit, because my left foot is longer and I sometimes have trouble getting a good fit in running shoes. I have about 60 miles on the shoes, and they are very comfortable; I do not notice any issues with either foot for the fit. I wear w/o socks, but a thin sock would work also. Great shoe for running or race-walking.
From: Jo, Las Vegas, NV, USa

Comments: I am an avid barefoot runner, typically in Vibram 5 fingers.  I decided to give these a try as they have a Vibram's sole that is similar to the Vibram KSO Trek.  I love these shoes!  They are very similar to Vibrams, but do not give me blisters on my toes like the Vibrams.  I have not wore my Vibrams since receiving these shoes.  Very comfortable with or without socks! I was already accustomed to Vibram's, so if barefoot running is new to you -- you may need to slowly convert into these shoes.  I will definitely buy another pair of these!
From: Jeanne Collins, Columbia, MO, USA