Merrell Tough Glove

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  1. Barefoot Gentile

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    Yeah, they're really nice.

    Yeah, they're really nice. See:



    http://www.barefootrunners.org/build2/forum-topic/new-merrells



    And:



    http://www.barefootrunners.org/build2/page/newsletter
     
  3. Last Place Jason

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    Can't make too many comments,

    Can't make too many comments, but I would not disagree with Adam's source's prediction. They're a market-changer.
     

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     I ran a Marathon in the

    I ran a Marathon in the Trail Glove. Yes they are nice.
     
  5. Angie Bee

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     They are like a Vibrams One

    They are like a Vibrams One finger :)
     
  6. barefootmetalman

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     I heard that they have a

    I heard that they have a fairly narrow toe box, and judging from the picture, it does look pretty narrow. But, looks can always be deceiving.
     
  7. betsig250

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     Plenty of room in the toe

    Plenty of room in the toe box.



    I like the one finger analogy! :)
     
  8. Barefoot Gentile

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    Looks like the merrell gloves

    Looks like the merrell gloves get a downgrade when it comes to wet conditions, such as muddy trails, and wet rocks. Extremely slippery with no traction, exactly how the five fingers feel in these conditions. I heard someone say don't even bother with the merrell's in icey conditions, but a positive is you would have to pay extra attention to your form.
     
  9. Last Place Jason

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    Wore mine for the HUFF 50k in

    Wore mine for the HUFF 50k in Indiana last weekend. I've done my share of winter trail running (snow and ice), and the Merrells are more than capable. ;-)
     

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    Good to hear, especially

    Good to hear, especially coming from you. I take your word before anything i read or hear from this other source. I am really looking forward to these.
     
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    I'm chompin at the bit to run

    I'm chompin at the bit to run some trail in these things. Jason, I checked out your vid of the 50k. Good stuff but its a shame you couldn't show more of the footwear :) ...only a 3 second shot of the lace-up.
     
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     LPJ, you are such a tease!

    LPJ, you are such a tease!
     
  13. Last Place Jason

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    Wow they sound great!  $110

    Wow they sound great! $110 might be pushing it but if I'm likely to get over 1000 miles then I think I could convince the wife to let me spend the money!
     
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     Adam.. I might not be as

    Adam..



    I might not be as known or have the pedigree of Jason but until last year I have never worn a minimalist shoe. My opinion is that of a newbie coming into this area of running and yes they have been fantastic for me and everything that Jason pointed out in his review is true for me.

    -They are awesome on trails

    -They get better on the roads the more miles you have

    I just can't comment much on feel or anything else as I have not worn any other minimalist shoes. And I won't since I am a Merrell employee who just happened to get a pair to "try" out last fall. That turned into running a marathon in these and now learning more about the finer arts of running.



    so I hope my opinion will matter to other newbies that will start coming to these websites now once they start trying these out and researching the minimalist craze. Either from Jason's review or from word of mouth.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.  

    Thanks for the feedback. This might be my new shoe for next winter.
     

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