For runners who like the idea of barefoot running, but just can’t come to terms with the lack of cushioning barefoot sneakers offer, the Merrell Glove Ascend will be a welcoming sign when it drops later this summer.

Built for the trail, the Glove Ascend offers the zero-drop feel of a traditional barefoot shoe, but also offers a surprising amount of cushioning and support to help keep your feet protected against rugged terrain. The shoe features a flexible and breathable MotionMesh upper, along with a lugged Vibram outsole for unmatched traction, especially during wet weather conditions.

The Glove Ascend is slated to drop in July 2013 with a price tag of $120.


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