Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc
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CLOSEOUTS . With a lightweight, low-cut design and 8mm EVA midsole cushioning, Merrelland#39;s Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 2 running shoes are perfect for longer road runs and runners seeking light cushioning in a minimalist profile. Available Colors: WHITE/ORANGE, TEAL. Sizes: 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11.
- Sierra Trading Post
Merrell's Bare Access Arc shoe is a 0mm drop running show that gives you a barefoot feel, with added toe to heel cushioning. This lightweight shoe allows your foot to land flat and follow its natural motion while the cushioning protects from impacts on longer runs.
Encouraging a natural running motion with a 0mm heel-to-ball drop, the barefoot-inspired Merrell Bare Access Arc shoes have a cushy midsole for greater comfort on long runs. Synthetic leather and nylon mesh uppers combine a glovelike fit with maximum breathability to keep your feet comfortable all day long; rubber toe bumpers protect feet. Reflective hits increase visibility in low light. Lycra(R) neoprene linings offer padded in-shoe comfort; Aegis(TM) antimicrobial treatment helps deter odor development. 8mm thick EVA midsoles provide cushioning for long-distance runs or new exploration of barefoot footwear. Rubber soles have 2.5mm lugs with sticky rubber pods for excellent grip and durability. The all-synthetic Merrell Bare Access Arc shoes are vegan friendly. Wash as needed in cold water, gentle cycle and air dry. Closeout.
If you're intrigued by the concept of barefoot running but are concerned about what a change it represents from your current habits and equipment, the Merrell Women's Bare Access Arc Running Shoe is the ideal solution. Like other barefoot shoes, the Bare Access Arc shoe features a zero heel drop (your heel and toe are the same distance from the ground) to enable you to start working on your barefoot form. The difference is the 8mm of cushioning in the outsole, or 'connection with cushion' as Merrell calls it, that still offers some of the cushioning that you're used to. You can develop a feel for the road, build up leg strength, and get used to the midfoot-strike style of running without some of the pain that happens with a sudden switch.