The Merrell Men’s Vapor Glove 5 Sneaker is the perfect shoe for runners looking to reap the benefits of barefoot running without sacrificing protection. This innovative sneaker allows your feet to move naturally while providing a thin layer of protection from the elements.
Mimics Barefoot Shape for Comfort and Stability
The Vapor Glove 5 is designed to mimic the shape of the human foot. This “foot-shaped” construction keeps your foot in a natural position for optimal comfort and stability. The wide toe box gives your toes plenty of room to spread out and engage, while the low heel-to-toe drop promotes proper posture and alignment.
Lightweight Mesh and TPU Upper
The upper features a lightweight mesh and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) construction. The breathable mesh allows air to flow in and out, keeping your feet cool. The TPU overlays provide structure and protect critical areas of the foot from abrasion. At just 6.2 oz, the Vapor Glove 5 disappears on your foot.
Flexible Zero Drop Sole for Freedom of Movement
Underfoot, a flexible zero drop sole allows your foot to move and flex naturally. The minimal 2mm sole thickness brings you closer to the ground, enhancing proprioception (awareness of your body’s position in space). Wide grooves in the outsole provide flexibility, while the sticky Vibram rubber compound delivers excellent traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
Quick Drying and Odor Resistant
The mesh liner is quick-drying and treated with an anti-microbial solution to resist odor. This allows you to wear the Vapor Glove 5 without socks, further enhancing the barefoot feel.
Designed for Athletic Performance
While suitable for all-day wear, the Vapor Glove 5 shines for athletic activities like running, hiking, fitness classes and more. The barely-there feel lets you move with precision while protecting your feet from rocks and other trail debris.
So if you’re looking to unleash your inner caveman and run free, the Merrell Vapor Glove 5 is an excellent option. Slip them on and enjoy the unrestricted movement and proprioceptive feedback of true barefoot running.