Merrell Trail Glove 4
Merrell Barefoot is surprised to be renovating his most lavish minimalist trail shoe. The new Merrell Trail Glove 4 stands out for its design and simplicity of materials, to turn trail running into a unique experience. It retains great flexibility and improvement in weight, being only 180 grams. Of course, its drop zero and has a new outsole with triangular blocks that favors the grip on wet surfaces and that we can use, besides the mountain, to run on asphalt and compact roads. The Merrell trail glove 4 is all that minimalists want to merge with the mountain, with a balanced balance between propriety and protection, to enjoy trail running through the steepest mountains.
Upper and Interior
In the new design of the top of Merrell Trail Glove 4 highlights a thin mesh reinforced with TPU heat sealed, which favors the fit of the shoes to the foot. The toe is widely protected with synthetic material and to give it body it uses textile strips sewn on the inside and ribs sealed TPU for the outside. 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. It has a new tab with a new cut so it does not move while we run, retaining the great attributes of its predecessors. In the Merrell Trail Glove 4 the tab is sewn in the inner part and joined by an elastic width for the external one. It continues to do honor to its name conserving the adjustment type glove.
The shape of the new Merrell Trail Glove 4 is almost identical to the one used in the previous version, with enough room in the front so that the fingers can move freely and with the heel slightly padded to favor the adjustment of the shoe on foot. The fourth version of the Merrell Barefoot series for mountain continues to retain the glove-like feel and fit in the midfoot, thanks to the new tongue design, the drawstring draws the lateral nerves in the middle area and the false reinforcement of the bow Plantar that molds to the foot with the use. All this gives you the well-deserved Glove tag. 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 toe that still conserves the claws in the shape of a saw. For the rest of the sole uses a new 3-mm triangular shaped studs. Of height. These tacos 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 thickness of the sole is 11.5 mm, similar to the previous version, which achieves a perfect balance between protection on steep terrain and foot response, so that it can quickly capture irregularities of the terrain and react in Function. It has the TrailProtec anti-shine plate and the midsole is still EVA.
All in all, the new Merrell Trail Glove 4 is a lighter shoe than the 3rd version, with a high flexibility and a more versatile sole, both for mountain and city. Indicated for runners with a good running technique, as for those who want to start in minimalism / barefoot as long as it maintains a progression and goes little by little.
Weight (size 42): 180 grams