Merrell Ascend Glove Review

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 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW

Merrell Ascend Glove

 

RELEASE DATE:

  • August 2013

 

The Merrell Ascend Glove trail shoe is the solution for runners who want a zero-drop trail shoe with a bit more of underfoot protection.   Compared with the previous seasons of minimal trail shoes, the Ascend Glove excels on more technical, varied rugged trails.
The Ascend Glove are designed and cushioned for longer runs, more demanding terrain.   The shoe is lightweight and durable and stays true to your natural stride with its barefoot profile.    You can charge over mountains and rocky terrain with its aggressive, grabby lug design and TrailProtect pad for extra off-road support.

Merrel shoe products are designed specifically for the outdoor enthusiast, to be very lightweight, minimalist and adaptable.  This give runners the freedom and confidence to run hard through any terrain and over any obstacle. The aim of their footwear is to keep the foot close to the ground so that runners can feel and adapt to the different terrains beneath them.   Merrel offers a wide range of soles and cushioning models for each and every type of trail runner.

You can train and race on the trails with the Merrell Ascend Glove trail running shoe. This shoe has a lightweight and nimble feel that will keep you going fast and keep you low to the ground. A well designed V-shaped rubber outsole provides an excellent grip on any dry and rocky terrain.

This lightweight shoe is only 8.0 oz and has a zero drop from heel-to-toe.   This shoe provides good grip traction and is a good race shoe.   These shoes felt good for mid to long trail training runs.

 

SPECS:

  • Weight:     8.0 oz (size 9)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:    0 mm (Zero Drop)
  • Available Widths:    D=Medium
  • Sizing:     Fits large, purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Colors :   Yellow-Red-Grey/Blue-Lime-Green/Orange-Grey

 

CONSTRUCTION:

Upper:

  • MotionMesh provides optimal breathability and flexibility for a secure fit
  • Rear Foot Sling synthetic leather offers lightweight, durable heel support
  • Lycra lining neoprene fabric treated with anti-microbial Aegis for cushioned foot environment
  • Non-Removable EVA Footbed uses Aegis, an anti-microbial material
  • Strobel Last upper stitched fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel

 

Midsole:

  • 8mm M Bound durable midsole that protects feet from impact forces

 

Outsole:

  • Vibram Outsole:  lugged outsole offers durability and grip traction on a variety of terrain types
  • Tenacious Grip high abrasion, off-road rubber outsole for optimal grip traction

 

PROS:

  • Lightweight: provides good cushioning in the heel area
  • Breathable: MotionMesh provides good upper mesh design
  • Cushioned Feel: 8mm M Bound durable midsole that protects feet from impact forces
  • Protection: Vibram Outsole, the outsole plate brought lightweight protection from sharp rocks debris
  • Tenacious Grip : provides excellent traction and grip on various trail surfaces

 

 

RECOMMENDED USE:

  • Trail Running, Trail Racing, Daily Training

 

CONCLUSION:

  • A lightweight neutral shoe for runners looking to go more minimal designed for daily training

 

 

 

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