As you know from my style posts here on the blog, quality trumps a low price tag every time. And you know how much I love a good deal! I am so glad that we found out about Merrell Trail shoes last year. While 4 out of the 5 of us own our own pair, the boys in particular have benefited from these super comfortable cool shoes.
I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t want to spring the $65 that these bad boys cost, but I can tell you over a year later, that it was some of the best money I have EVER spent on footwear. What initially won me over were the great reviews on rei.com and amazon.
I’m a big believer in sharing only resources with you guys that I know will benefit you and I can stand behind. After a year of abuse from these rough and tumble sons of mine, I thought it would be a good time to tell you about my VERY FAVORITE brand and style of cool comfortable shoes for the kids.
I kid you not, E and Biggie have worn them at least 300 out of the last 365 days of the past year! The only reason for the days they haven’t been on their sweet feet is because it was either too cold, or they were muddy and I was in the process of washing them! After I saw how rad they were for the boys I bought a pair for David and me too! The only reason Girlr didn’t get a pair is because her feet were too small:)
I wear mine barefoot or with thin ankle socks. They are low profile and don’t stick out like a sore thumb like a lot of running / excersise shoes I see. They fit like a glove, which is the point apparently — hence the name Merrell Trail Glove!
Somehow Merrell has figured out a way to give them enough shock absorption so that your knees don’t get rocked on concrete and enough protection on the sole for rough trails. I even wear mine to the gym when I go — which is not enough!
We bought the boy’s shoes at REI and our adult version at Amazon.
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