If you’re planning on putting in a lot of miles in the backcountry this summer, you’ll need a shoe that can hold its own against rugged and uneven terrain. Merrell has just the shoe in the Barefoot Trail Run Ascend Glove.

As its name suggests, the Barefoot Trail Run Ascent Glove is designed for minimalist runners who need just the right amount of protection on the off-road trail. The lightweight yet durable shoe features a fabric/synthetic upper, with a breathable mesh lining to keep your feet nice and cool. The upper is housed on a grippy Vibram outsole for maximum traction, even on slippery rocks and other surfaces. The shoe features a 0mm heel-to-toe-drop for a natural ride, with TrailProtect padding in both the forefoot and heel for all-day support.


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