Merrell Bare Access 2|
Great shoe for natural running longer distances
April 26, 2013
Reviewer: Asle from Norway
I was looking for a zero-drop shoe with some cushioning for my longer runs. I tried the Road Glove but the few extra mm stack height makes a difference. I now alternate between the Bare Access and Vapor Gloves. They are very different but I can not run 10 miles in my Vapor Gloves (yet). I use 10.5 in normal joggers so the same size is perfect in these. The toebox is good and wide but the shoe is snug where it should be so I can run fast and still have my toes in freedom. I have found out that it is better to size up then size down. Find the largest size you can wear without the shoe feeling "sloppy". Not the smallest size you can possibly wear. The stack height of the Bare Access does affect ground feel but so will anything you add to bare feet. It does not affect my form but gives me a welcome cushioning for longer runs. The grip is good even on trails. And there are a lot of alternatives but nothing beats Merrells quality.
Wears this shoe: Daily, work, running on roads and terrain
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