fbpx
Home All Items Men's Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather

Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather

  • Men's
  • Women's
3.6 
Based on 459 user reviews

Sizing:

66% "Felt true to size"

Based on 59 user reviews

100% "Felt true to width"

Based on 5 user reviews

Made out of recycled materials and designed to mimic your own foot shape, the Men's Trail Glove 6 Leather provides a more natural feeling connection to the trail.

Most suitable for:

Trail running, Hiking

Minimal Meter:

Ok minimalist standards, but can be better.

What does it mean?

Manufacture Short Description

Fits like a glove and absorbs impact, so you can enjoy every step.

Buying Options

Amazon logo From 99$ See deals
Amazon UK logo From 118$ See deals
Zappos logo From 109$ See deals
REI logo From 100$ See deals
SportsShoes logo From 133$ See deals
  • Men's
  • Women's
Amazon logo From 99$ See deals
Amazon UK logo From 118$ See deals
Zappos logo From 109$ See deals
REI logo From 100$ See deals
SportsShoes logo From 133$ See deals
Amazon logo From 115$ See deals
Amazon UK logo From 118$ See deals
Zappos logo From 99$ See deals
REI logo From 100$ See deals
SportShoes.com logo From 107$ See deals
  • Review
  • Description
  • User Review

Review Summary

Designed to mimic your foot shape and promote natural movement using recycled materials, the Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather helps you feel more connected to the trail. Several reviews suggest arch support and fit could be improved. As far as trail running shoes go, the Trail Glove 6 is one of the best, although it may not be the best choice for a pavement run.

  • PROS
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent sole protection on a rocky hike
  • CONS
  • Toe box is too cramped compared to previous versions
  • Too narrow
  • Too much padding
  • Uncomfortable
  • Excessive arch support

Detailed Review

The Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather proves that style, comfort, and minimalism don’t have to be compromised. Designed specifically for trail running, the Trail Glove 6 has many of the characteristics one would expect from zero-drop, minimalist shoes.

Made from Recycled Materials

The Merrell Men’s Trail Glove 6 is made from recycled materials. More specifically, 100% of the laces are recycled, 40% of the mesh lining is recycled, the top sheet is 100% recycled, and the BLOOM® performance midsole foam contains 10% algae biomass. Its Vibram outsole is also made from 30% recycled rubber.

The soft leather upper adds extra flexibility and durability, while the breathable mesh lining helps provide a comfortable, cool environment for the wearer’s feet.

The Merrel Trail Glove 6 is also designed with M-Select FRESH Antimicrobial agents that help reduce shoe odor and to keep the user feeling fresher, for longer. However, several users had issues with the odor that stinks from the shoes after wearing them a couple of times.

Durability & Protection

One of the most distinctive features of the Merrell Men’s Trail Glove 6 is its TrailProtect Pad, which improves underfoot comfort and protection during challenging off-road terrain. Several users love how the shoe provides a good balance of ground feel and protection against sharp objects.

A good number of Merrell Trail Glove 6 reviews also liked how the new trail glove is made of leather as it provides more durability. However, some users complained about how the tread comes off only after a few uses. 

Several Merrell Glove 6 users also noticed how the soles started to fall off and how the bottom rubber felt thin after a while. 

The pressure is smoothly distributed when walking on small rocks and it has good traction when walking on grassy slopes. This can be attributed to the TrailProtect Pad and Barefoot 2 Construction which enhances proprioception and stability during variable movements of the wearer.

Design & Usage

The Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather is by far the most stylish of the trail glove series. Several Merrell Trail Glove 6 reviews mentioned how the shoes have impeccable finishes and very interesting aesthetics.

It can also be used for different activities, including trail running, jogging, walking, and daily use. Several users appreciate how it is a truly multitasking shoe.

It also goes well with virtually any outfit. Some reviews mentioned they liked it best for work, and some others liked how it went well with their casual outfit and even when going to the gym.

Comfort & Grip

Since the Merrell Trail Glove 6 release date, it has garnered mixed reviews regarding the comfort level the shoe provides. Merrell combines comfort and grip with a Vibram TC5+ outsole and a TrailProtect pad in one design.

The Vibram TC5+ technology gives these shoes stability in all terrains. As there are no lugs under the arch, the Vibram outsole allows the foot to bend naturally, making it more comfortable. Even in extreme temperatures, the advanced rubber compound provides solid footing on wet or dry surfaces, ensuring traction and confidence wherever you go. 

The major issue with this shoe, according to several reviews, is the excessive arch support. Many find the shoe uncomfortable because of this feature. There have even been complaints of foot pain. Some Merrell Glove 6 users even mentioned how it does not qualify as a barefoot shoe. 

A good number of reviews, however, say this was not the case. Some users may find the arch support uncomfortable as it does not feel minimalist, but it makes a lot of sense if you use it for trails.

Fit

Featuring a full lace-up system, the Trail Glove 6 shoes are built for an adjustable fit and added security and a Hyperlock TPU Film Heel Counter for a locked-in, more secure feel.

When it comes to sizing, the Merrel Trail Glove 6 Leather is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Several Trail Glove 6 reviews mentioned how it could be challenging for those with wider feet. The toe box is too narrow, but those with really skinny feet may be able to enjoy this shoe.

Trail glove lovers saw how Trail Glove 6 is different from Trail Gloves 4 and 5. There are reviews on how Trail Glove 6 has a narrower toe box compared to previous models. It’s tighter and can be uncomfortable for those with wider feet.

Several users, however, found that it could only feel snug at first but it loosens up after a few uses. The Trail Glove 6 does not have the same fit as previous models, and many users found the fit at least a full size smaller.

Performance

Solid, secure, and good-looking trail shoes, the Trail Glove 6 can be worn running, hiking, around town, cycling, and even in the snow. The shoes are right in the middle between a true barefoot shoe and something that offers a bit more support—but without giving up the cushion. 

Trail Glove 6 is the ideal shoe for runners who are slowly transitioning to full barefoot running or who need a bit of cushioning to go on extended hikes and trail runs in the backcountry.

Expert Reviews

  by 

Read review:

Expert reviews

User reviews:

FAQ

What materials have been used?

The Men’s Trail Glove 6 is made from recycled materials. More specifically, 100% of the laces are recycled, 40% of the mesh lining is recycled, the top sheet is 100% recycled, and the BLOOM® performance midsole foam contains 10% algae biomass. Its Vibram outsole is also made from 30% recycled rubber.

What about its weight specification?

It’s very lightweight and only weighs 15oz for a pair.

Is it zero drop?

Yes. Several reviews, however, mentioned how it’s no longer zero-drop because of too much padding.

Is the cushion comfortable?

Yes.

Where to buy it?

You can buy the Trail Glove 6 in Amazon, Zappos, Rei, Sportshoes, and from Merrell.

Is it washable in a washing machine?

Yes. However, Merrell recommends using a soft brush to clean the dirt. If used for an extended period, Merrell suggests washing it with warm water and mild soap.

Does it have the same footbed as older versions?

No.

Specs

Brand Merrell
Model Trail Glove 6 Leather
Style Shoes
Activity Type Casual, Daily Use, Running, Strolling, Walking
Terrain Road
Eco Friendly BLOOM foam, Recycled
Design
Materials Leather, Mesh, Rubber
Season All Year
Sole Attributes Vibram
Water Protection Breathable
Weight 212g for men 170g for women
Width Standard
Heel Toe Drop 0

Manufacture Short Description

Fits like a glove and absorbs impact, so you can enjoy every step.

Manufacture Full Description

The 6th version of our famous minimalist shoe is designed to mimic the shape of the human foot, keeping it in the position it would be in without shoes. Version 6 features and improved fit and increased abrasion-resistance.

FEATURES

– Soft leather upper

– 100% recycled laces

– External rear sling locks in the heel

– 100% recycled webbing pull tab

– Breathable mesh lining

– Recycled 100% Sketch Mesh Post Industrial x NXT

– Merrell Barefoot 2 construction is designed to keep the foot in a natural position

– Rock plate for protection

– BLOOM® performance midsole foam is made of 10% algae biomass, transforming green water into clean water in the process

– Vibram® EcoStep is 30% recycled rubber

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather”
  • Description
  • User Review
  • Review

Manufacture Full Description

The 6th version of our famous minimalist shoe is designed to mimic the shape of the human foot, keeping it in the position it would be in without shoes. Version 6 features and improved fit and increased abrasion-resistance.

FEATURES

– Soft leather upper

– 100% recycled laces

– External rear sling locks in the heel

– 100% recycled webbing pull tab

– Breathable mesh lining

– Recycled 100% Sketch Mesh Post Industrial x NXT

– Merrell Barefoot 2 construction is designed to keep the foot in a natural position

– Rock plate for protection

– BLOOM® performance midsole foam is made of 10% algae biomass, transforming green water into clean water in the process

– Vibram® EcoStep is 30% recycled rubber

Expert reviews

User reviews:

Specs

Brand Merrell
Model Trail Glove 6 Leather
Style Shoes
Activity Type Casual, Daily Use, Running, Strolling, Walking
Terrain Road
Eco Friendly BLOOM foam, Recycled
Design
Materials Leather, Mesh, Rubber
Season All Year
Sole Attributes Vibram
Water Protection Breathable
Weight 212g for men 170g for women
Width Standard
Heel Toe Drop 0

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Men’s Trail Glove 6 Leather”
This product has yet to be reviewed by the Happy Barefoot team.
Let us know if you think this isn’t important to the community to review it.

Related Product

Compare Products