Merrell Men’s Vapor Glove 4 Fitness Shoes – Review

Merrell Men’s Vapor Glove 4 Fitness Shoes – Product characteristics

  • 100% Synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Cordura mesh and TPU upper
  • Traditional lace closure
  • External rear sling locks in the heel
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Integrated EVA foam insole
Merrell Men's Shoes Vapor Glove 4 J066619 Polar Size 9.5
391 Reviews
Merrell Men's Shoes Vapor Glove 4 J066619 Polar Size 9.5*
  • Breathable mesh and TPU upper
  • Merrell Barefoot construction
  • Vibram TC5+

Merrell Men’s Vapor Glove 4 Fitness Shoes – Reviews

Best shoes ever!

First I have done the barefoot thing for about 15 years and it’s corrected a lot of problems for me personally. After owning and trying many barefoot style shoes as well as actually walking and running barefoot here are my thoughts and review on this shoe.1. No break in time, the first time I ever tried these I walked over 5 miles and my feet were 100% I was actually really surprised and had brought a back up pair of shoes with me just in case… I didn’t need the back up shoes…2. The most comfortable barefoot style shoe I have wore. Ever. They really emulate a barefoot, however they are remarkably lightweight and offer a featherish touch which is really nice IMO to those that do barefoot walking running etc but want a little more protection in certain circumstances.3. I had to try them and wear them to really believe how good they feel. They are really f%^*ing comfy.This is just my opinion and I actually read all the 1 star reviews before writing this just out of curiosity. One thing I will offer is I’ve walked about 15-20 miles in them so far and have not have a long time to test longevity which was a continued topic in the 1 star reviews, but did want to offer the feed back I have seen and know based on my own experiences.Cheers and have fun out there!

Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2022

My favorite shoes ever!

This is my second pair of this exact type, and for me they’re the best thing ever. Fit like a pair of soft gloves, keep my feet cool, and I forget I’m even wearing them.I’ve tried other Vapor Gloves with mixed results, but these mesh ones are absolute tops!

Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2021

Merrell needs to make more of these

I’ve transitioned to barefoot shoes 90% of the time and these are my favorite. Very flat, no arch support unlike the vapor glove 6s, very flexible with a wide toe box. I use them for the gym and light running and to walk around in.What I will say is this is my second pair and the UK store for whatever reason seems to cut the shoes a little smaller even though they’re the same size as my US pair. Something to keep in mind when ordered from them.

Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2021

Great shoes for a kick boxing workout

I normally don’t write reviews, but these shoes are great. I do an MMA/Kickboxing themed workout and they really feel great. It’s like being barefoot, but better. The zero drop keeps you on your toes, like you should be. I thought it was a gimmick, but I’m glad I bought them.

Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2022

Adhesive quality issues

The shoe has already started to fall apart and I don’t use this pair that often. The bond ahering material in the arch to the upper has started to fail and the outer material has come unglued

Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2022

Not enough material.

Like Merrill shoes in general. This pair had very little material and support. Also too expensive for flimsy shoes..

Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2021

Rubs top of toes

Rubs the top of your toes highly uncomfortable

Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2021

Perfect fit barefoot shoe

Merrell needs to start making these again. The newer trail gloves do not compare. I’ve tried several xero shoes, but couldn’t get the right fit. I have several pairs of these because they are hard to find in my size.

Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2022
Merrell Men's Shoes Vapor Glove 4 J066619 Polar Size 9.5
391 Reviews
Merrell Men's Shoes Vapor Glove 4 J066619 Polar Size 9.5*
  • Breathable mesh and TPU upper
  • Merrell Barefoot construction
  • Vibram TC5+

Merrell Men’s Vapor Glove 4 Fitness Shoes – FAQ

The 11.5 size shows up in my cart as an 11, and the 12 shows up as a 12. i am looking for a size us 11.5, eur 46, or 29.5cm. how can i confirm size?

It is actually a US sizing unless you see a UK next to it. When I bought the size 10, it showed in my cart as 9.5. I thought it must be UK 9.5, checked with an Amazon representative and they confirmed. When I received it, the box was labeled 10 US and 9.5 UK. Fits true to size.

Is it good for wide foot?

Yes, my son who has a wide foot has bought several pair. Very comfortable

Merrell Men's Shoes Vapor Glove 4 J066619 Polar Size 9.5
391 Reviews
Merrell Men's Shoes Vapor Glove 4 J066619 Polar Size 9.5*
  • Breathable mesh and TPU upper
  • Merrell Barefoot construction
  • Vibram TC5+

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