I love shoes. (Yes, I realize that it’s amusing that I run minimalist and that I spend most of my time barefoot and still have a huge collection of shoes.) When I’m packing for a trip, I have a really hard time only taking a few pairs of shoes. Sometimes I have to though (like when I’m packing for two weeks for four people…)
When we went to Oregon and Washington, I managed to take only four pairs – my running shoes, my sandals, a pair of Vibram Five Fingers, and a pair of Merrell Pace Gloves. While the other shoes all got worn a time or two, the Merrells were pressed into service every.single.day.
Hiking in a random park…
Even while checking my email at a museum… (addicted to electronics much?)
I also wore them to Crater Lake, about 16 different brewpubs, and hiking on a snowy mountain. These shoes are just awesome. I’ve reviewed them in the past, but have since found my feet are too wide to run in them (just discovered they have a wide width, hmm.) But for an absolute perfect, cute shoe that can go anywhere including some pretty rough hiking, I have to say that the Merrell Barefoot Pace Gloves pretty much rock my world.
(No, I was not compensated for this post. I bought two pairs myself (and want to buy another pair). I just think they are great shoes.)
8 thoughts on “Where my Merrells have taken me…”
I have three pairs of those! I love them too. Neat post…
I’m not really into minimal shoes, but I love how you write about them as your adventure buddy. I feel the same way about one of my cameras and my raincoat. They both have literally seen places all over the world! 🙂
They look a bit like my NB minimus. I don’t love running in my NBs, but they are comfy shoes for other activities.
Me, I’m a flip flop person, especially living in FL where I can wear them year round. I even crossed a fairly torrid river in Belize once in my flip flops!
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I keep hearing how great these are. I really need to try a pair! I’m loving the minimal shoes lately.
Those shoes look nice, and you have a lovely family! What a great family outing this seems to be. I prefer those kind of outings to visiting crowded amusement parks anytime!
mine are in a box in the garage.
MUST GET OUT AND HIIIIKKKKE.
What great shoes! I live in Birkenstocks year round, but they’re not the best choice for hiking etc. Beautiful photos!