Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit
The new Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit has a glove-like upper and keeps all the essence of the Trail Glove 4. Its drop is 0 and has the new sole with triangular lugs that favors the grip on wet surfaces.The Merrell trail glove 4 Knit is the shoe that minimalist runners want to merge with the mountain or to walk around the city.
Upper and Interior
In the new design of the upper of the Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit stands out for its great adaptability and comfort. The knit fabric offers elastic characteristics to improve the fit of the shoes. The toe cap is extensively protected with synthetic material and to give it body it uses textile strips.
The Merrell Trail Glove 4 is a pure trail minimalist shoe, so it does not have buttress, but the sole climbs up the heel to protect that area in case we have to use the heel to slow down in some descent. Inside it has no removable insole, is fully lined and free of seams so that we can enjoy the trail running without socks, maximizing the sensations that are experienced when running with them.
The last of the new Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit is the same as the one used on the Merrell Trail Glove 4, but the glove-like fit is maximized thanks to the Knit and remains centered on the midfoot to free the front of the shoes and allow the toes to move freely. The system of tying is by means of elastic cords with closing in tanca, that pull the lateral nerves of the middle zone of the shoes. Regarding size, nothing has changed. To choose the right size we recommend reading the following link and following the instructions.
The Merrell Trail Glove 4 uses a Vibram-designed sole with a new compound called TC-5 Plus with superior grip and durability. The drawing is also new, except for the toes that still conserves the claws in the shape of a saw. For the rest of the sole uses a new 3-mm triangular shaped lugs. These lugs have a flat base, allowing to maintain the versatility of the Merrell Trail Glove 4, so we can also use them to run on asphalt and compact roads without losing touch. The stack height of the sole is 11.5 mm, similar to the previous version, which achieves a perfect balance between protection and foot response, so that it can quickly capture irregularities of the terrain. TrailProtect™ pad offers additional support off road.
In summary, the new Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit is a minimalist trail shoe with a superior fit for maximum adaptability and comfort. Its use will depend on our career technique and how adapted we are to natural running, so we can use it to run in the mountains or to walk on any terrain if we are initiating in career technique of barefoot running.
Weight (size 42): 216 grams
Written by ZaMi