Who should buy the Merrell Trail Glove 6
The Trail Glove 6 from Merrell is best for runners who value a minimalist/barefoot-like sensation when running and walking. Be warned that the shoe offers no cushioning. It can be used for:
- daily runs and walks
- moderate to quick-paced runs
- light trail surfaces
Who should NOT buy it
If you're looking for a cushioned running shoe, you can pass up on the Merrell Trail Glove 6.
Trail Glove 6 vs Trail Glove 5: What's new
Replacing the thin EVA foam from the previous version is the new performance midsole that is made of 10% algae biomass. It continues to offer lightweight cushioning that also feels soft and responsive.
The lacing system has been modified for improved fit and foot lockdown.
The Merrell Trail Glove 6 is a light minimalist shoe, weighing close to the average 7 oz. (200 g) for the category.
Traction that won't disappoint
Runners who used the shoe on the light trail and paved surfaces experienced sufficient grip. Its Vibram outsole also works on wet surfaces.
The enhanced lacing system offers a tighter, more secure fit than the previous version. Some also noticed that the laces are shorter.
No need to break it in
According to several trail runners, the Trail Glove 6 is a shoe you can wear right out of the box.
Steady strides comin' through
The TPU reinforcement on the sides holds the foot in place.
The Merrell Trail Glove 6 can do anything
A few runners reported that they used the trail shoe for indoor workout and city runs.
Doesn't hurt the feet, doesn't hurt the environment
The shoe uses sustainable materials including a recycled mesh upper, mesh lining, laces, insole top sheets, and algae biomass midsole.
The shoe lacks a close-to-ground feel. Several disappointed runners reported that it felt different from the Trail Glove 3 and 4.