Are you looking for a comfortable shoe for training or everyday wear? Do you want a shoe big on style but small in weight and bulk? In our Merrell Crush Glove Training Shoes review we gave it a top score of 98/100. It has many innovative features that make it a great choice for work, workout, or anything in between.
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1.The Merrell Crush Glove is decidedly minimalist. It is constructed of a lightweight mesh upper with glove like synthetic leather overlay on an EVA cushion foot frame. These features mean the shoe is lightweight.The soft, cushioned sole is good for impact resistance from walking to a variety of training activities. Wear them for work, a quick jog, or a trip to the gym. The cushioned sole means you are not barefoot, but aren’t wearing a heavy shoe.
2. The Merrell Crush Glove boasts a 0mm drop, which means there is no rise in the shoe from the toe to the heel. Most shoes are made with the heel sitting higher than the toe. But with a flat design, the Crush Glove maximizes the minimalist feel. However, this flat design means the shoe does not offer support for high impact activities such as weightlifting or intense running. This is more of an all around shoe rather than a serious training shoe.
3. The synthetic upper has a unique design making it both attractive and comfortable. The Merrell Crush Glove upper is made of mesh, overlaid by a web of synthetic leather. The web wraps around the foot, giving it support that a simple mesh upper can’t provide. The synthetic leather also means it is vegan friendly. The downside is synthetic leather is not as flexible and does not mold to your foot overtime in the way leather does, making the shoe a bit stiff. They are still somewhat flexible though because of the cushy sole.
4. Bright color options make the Merrell Crush Glove a great choice. It does come in a plain black but is also available in pink with yellow sole, purple with yellow sole, dazzling blue with pink sole, aqua with a medium blue sole, and mint leaf with a gray and medium blue sole. The mesh and synthetic overlay are the same color in every style. The range of colors means this shoe can be fun while still offering a comfortable ride.
The Merrell Crush Glove also has an Aegis antimicrobial lining which cuts down on odor and bacteria. This feature makes it so you can wear the shoe with or without socks. No one enjoys the smell of stinky shoes lying around after a workout or day on your feet. Another nice feature is you can throw them in the washer to keep them looking nice. With the variety of colors, you may want to get more than one pair.