Barefoot 2.0

If you have been following this blog for a while then you are aware of my affinity for Merrell and their wonderful Barefoot shoes.  Both Josh and I have owned a number of their “glove” offerings, the minimalist sole is supportive without being heavy, I feel more balanced and move faster in them while working.

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However I have started running again and could feel my feet start to fatigue after about two miles while wearing the pace glove.  I don’t want to go back to a structured running shoe but also don’t want sore feet.  Minimalist shoes really work for me, they are not ideal for everyone.  I did break down and purchase a new pair of shoes but was never really happy with them, especially after a 5K in them.  While shopping for new hiking boots I saw something exciting, the newest evolution from Merrell, Bare Access.

They are AMAZING!!!!  Just a slight upgraded sole, some additional arch support but still very light.  My feet feel no fatigue and still feel very connected to the ground.  Plus they are cute, I am actually amazed at how well they match just about everything.  I wear they not just to run but also at work when we are setting up events.  I found that after switching to a minimalist shoe I moved much safer at work.  You feel you steps and I don’t trip over things and can move better around the gear as we are working.  This is just my option.  If you have tried a bare or low profile show before but found them lacking I would recommend giving the Access series a try.

***This blog is not sponsored by or connected to Merrell/Wolverine Shoe company. I simply believe in the product and wish to share my experiences.***

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One thought on “Barefoot 2.0

  1. I feel your pain. I walk over 20 miles a day and support for my feet is very important. I have been wearing Avia’s. They have extra support for those that have high arches. Years ago, I wore Brooks. They were very light weight.

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