Merrell Women’s Barefoot Life Wonder Glove Review
Merrell has changed the way people perform in the outdoors by creating innovative products for a wide variety of experiences. Since 1981 Merrell has been spreading the word by creating more than just boots, but gear for all sorts of activities and places, from urban street to the rural mountainside, and everywhere in between.
One of the problems facing women is the way our bodies are structured and the items available to us. In 1983 Merrell introduced a women’s last due to the astounding differences in women’s feet. Merrell states, “we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. We design our lasts to fit the unique profile, bone structure and stride that women need for greater comfort and performance.”
By 1995 is had introduced Vibram soles in their products to enhance products by providing lightweight, long-lasting and flexible soles for high performance. Similarly by 2003 the Qform comfort technology was introduced to create footwear specifically for women. Qform was engineered to change the way a woman feels in her shoes by providing an exceptional mid-sole with a unique support system, cushioning and corrective positioning due to women’s natural gait.
One of Merrell’s latest editions to the Barefoot family for women is the Barefoot Life Wonder Glove. The Wonder Glove is a Barefoot style shoe with a Mary-Jane style which allows you to feel your natural movement while, “stimulating your senses, improving balance and strengthening muscles.”
The Wonder Glove offers a full grain leather and mesh upper, treated with Aegis antimicrobial solution, a 4mm compression molded EVA mid-sole cushion, with a 0mm ball to heel drops keeping you connected to the terrain along with Vibram Serene Glove Sole adding traction.
After careful review the shoe was created with phenomenal quality, The leather is a soft leather along with a flexible mesh upper. The Mary-Jane style strap goes diagonally over your instep making this an amazingly secure shoe. The rear of the shoe also features an elasticized heel for a snug and custom fit. The Wonder Glove feels as if you are wearing a ballet slipper. The insole is a soft pig-skin leather which feels great without socks. Vibram rubber only adds to this wonderful shoe, making your truly feel the terrain you are on, more like your wearing a comfortable pair of socks. The colors and designs are also delectable, great for any wardrobe from jeans to skirts a truly great shoe.