Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc

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Designed for road running, the women's Bare Access Arc 4 Shoe from Merrell delivers exceptional response and ground feedback while offering cushioned comfort and optimal stability. Feel the freedom of full foot connection with bonus cushioning for comfort on harder surfaces and longer distances with this zero drop run shoe. It has a hyper-responsive insole for immediate ground feedback to give you optimal control and stability and lightning fast reaction time. Reflectivity delivers on-road visibility and breathable M-Select FRESH technology keeps feet funk-free. UPPER/LINING. Mesh and TPU upper. Traditional lace closure. Reflective details for increased visibility in low light. Breathable mesh lining treated with M-Select FRESH reduces shoe odor. Integrated EVA footbed treated with M-Select FRESH shoe odor control. Wash as needed in cold water, gentle cycle and air dry. MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE. 0mm Drop / 8mm Cush / 12.7mm Stack Height. MBound midsole cushioning for immediate feedback. Compression molded EVA midsole for stability and comfort. 2.0 mm lug depth. Vibram outsole. Vegan friendly footwear. Weight: 5.8oz (1/2 pair). VEGAN FRIENDLY: There's more than one way to make a shoe. Vegan friendly uses 0% animal products while providing 100% comfort and style. Feel good. Look good. VIBRAM: Mile after mile, Vibram high-performance rubber soles take on tough terrain with unmatched durability, stability, and slip resistance. Available Color(s): Algiers/Pilot Purple

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Feel the freedom of full-foot connection and comfortable cushioning on hard surfaces and long distances with these zero-drop running shoes for women.


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.


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.