MERRELL Men's Barefoot Run Bare Access 2 Running Shoes

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Perfect for distance running or those transitioning to barefoot-style footwear, the MERRELL® men's Bare Access 2 shoes have a minimalist design and a feather-light construction. They offer a 0-millimeter drop and uniform toe-to-heel cushioning, allowing your feet to land flat with less impact even on hard ground. The breathable mesh/synthetic upper features reflective details for added safety in low-light settings.

Key Specs:

  • Model Number: J41579
  • Classification: Fitness Running
  • Recommended Fit: These shoes run True to Size.
  • Breathability: Yes
  • Reflective Material: Yes
  • Shoe Weight: 6.2 ounces (size 8)
 

Features

 

Benefits

  • Upper Material: Synthetic/Mesh
  • Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support.
  • Outsole: Vibram®
  • Vibram® rubber outsole provides maximum traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
  • Lacing System: Traditional Lacing System
  • Traditional lacing system provides a tighter fit for more centralized support.

Additional Info

  • 0-millimeter drop
  • Barefoot construction
  • External heel stability arm
  • Microfiber footbed treated with an Aegis® antimicrobial solution

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MERRELL Men's Barefoot Run Bare Access 2 Running Shoes
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (3)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          75% 

          (3 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Low arch (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      4.0

      Great for lifting, sprints & short runs

      By Squatapotamus

      from Burnsville, MN

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 0mm Drop Good For Lifting
      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Extremely lightweight
      • Fast
      • Fast Shoe For Sprints
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Perhaps Too Minimalist
      • Too Minimalist

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about MERRELL Men's Barefoot Run Bare Access 2 Running Shoes:

      Primarily use these for indoor workouts and got them mainly for the 0mm drop to use for squats, deadlifts, etc. They work great for that purpose.

      As they are truly a very minimalist shoe, there is little support for running. I plan to use them only for sprints/HIIT cardio and the occasional 2-3 mile run. For any run longer than that I will use my other running shoes that have more support. They're extremely lightweight and fast which makes them great for shorter runs!

      They definitely run big -- at least a half size larger. I originally bought a size 8.5 (what I normally wear) and had to return for an 8. If you can try on in a store first that's advisable. Unfortunately I didn't have that luxury so had to guess.

      I've read some reviews that say they start to come apart over time. As I've only owned them for a short time I can't speak to that, but I could see how that could happen since again, they are very minimalist in structure -- almost just like wearing socks!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great shoes with tons of traction.

      By Mr Recreation

      from Phoenix Az

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about MERRELL Men's Barefoot Run Bare Access 2 Running Shoes:

        These were the road model but went hiking in them anyway and they had lots of traction with the vibram soles.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        sizing is way off! Need to size down.

        By Mike'sMom

        from CO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not The Expected Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about MERRELL Men's Barefoot Run Bare Access 2 Running Shoes:

            The sizing on this shoe is way off. They are way too big and customer service was NOT HELPFUL in explaining the sizing. Size chart lists size 9, 10 etc. and also sizes 9med, 10med etc. Ordered size 9med his regular size and it was like a 9.5 med. The return process is a nightmare.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Shoe

            By Kennj

            from NNJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about MERRELL Men's Barefoot Run Bare Access 2 Running Shoes:

              First pair of Merrells and now I'm a fan. These are so comfortable and cool for warm weather wear. They are great without socks. I just wear them as a casual shoe. The stance in the shoe kind of reminds me of the old "Earth Shoes".

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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