First Impressions of the Merrell Vapor Glove Minimal Running Shoes

 Merrell Vapor Glove

Merrell Vapor Glove

Carly did a great job reviewing Merrell’s philosophy of running shoes and some of their line-up earlier this year. This week the company sent me a pair of their most recent addition – the minimalist Vapor Glove. These are Merrell’s lightest shoes at a specified 5 oz per shoe (my scale in the video has them at 6oz … I blame the lousy scale), and have an ultra-light, breathable barefoot construction that puts barely anything between you and the ground.

I decided to do a quick hands-on video while in the midst of my first run using the shoes – these are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever put on. They are not for everyone, as I note in the video – with minimal cushioning and zero-drop they can lead to pain and injury if you have not already been working towards minimal shoes. But if you have … you simply MUST check these out!

Here is my first video look at the shoes:

Here is the Merrell product page for the Vapor Glove, where you can buy them direct for $80!

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!