FIRST LOOK: The Merrell Ascend Glove

For runners who like the idea of barefoot running, but just can’t come to terms with the lack of cushioning barefoot sneakers offer, the Merrell Glove Ascend will be a welcoming sign when it drops later this summer.

Built for the trail, the Glove Ascend offers the zero-drop feel of a traditional barefoot shoe, but also offers a surprising amount of cushioning and support to help keep your feet protected against rugged terrain. The shoe features a flexible and breathable MotionMesh upper, along with a lugged Vibram outsole for unmatched traction, especially during wet weather conditions.

The Glove Ascend is slated to drop in July 2013 with a price tag of $120.


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