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Zero drop and low to the ground, the Merrell Vapor Glove is a minimalist road shoe offering no cushioning and an extra-firm ride.

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Light and low, the Merrell Vapor Glove captures the essence of minimalist running. Built with a zero drop platform and a thin midsole that allows you to get connected to the ground. A breathable mesh upper wraps over the foot for comfort and security, and a sticky rubber Vibram outsole offers excellent durability and traction on the road.

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Weight: 4.5 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (6mm), Forefoot (6mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Straight

INTRODUCTION

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

CUSHIONING 

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

MIDSOLE

  • 2mm CMEVA is a compression molded EVA midsole for durable underfoot cushioning.

UPPER

  • Synthetic Leather/Air Mesh upper offers durable, yet breathable coverage.
  • TPU Rear Foot Sling comprised of synthetic leather offers lightweight, durable heel support.
  • 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.

OUTSOLE

  • Vibram Outsole TC1 consists of a rubber compound that provides superior grip and durability.

Comments: I love these shoes. They are very, very barefoot in nature. I run in them, building up slowly to more distance. They are not the best for lengthy walks as they have no cushioning. But for running, they force a forefoot to mid-foot landing because there is no heal cushioning. They are so light and breathable, when I come home I usually take my shoes off immediately but these, I forget they are even on! I also get frequent compliments on them, because they are pretty cute! I'm sure when these wear out I'll be ordering another pair.
From: Rebecca, Appleton, WI, USA. May 3rd 2014

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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