The Trail Glove 3 is not only the most successful model but also the flagship from the american brand for minimalist market. This third edition is more focus on trail running with a more durable upper (like in the good old first edition) and completely redesigned outsole for better traction. Cushioning is provided by 4 mm compression molded EVA midsole and protection against sharp elements and rough surfaces has been enhanced by TrailProtect™ pad. Again features 0 drop for great transition.
After many questions raised on Trail Glove 2 upper's durability, Merrell decided to use again a breathable synthetic mesh to make it last longer. Midfoot is now narrower and also a fifth eyelet improves fit while still using Omni-Fit™ system.
The other major change is the new outsole made of well known Vibram™ TC1 rubber: new design with deeper lugs most effective distributed to improve traction and grip on rugged terrain. The Trail Glove 3 are barefoot friendly thanks to seamless inside and slightly wider toe box. In order to reduce shoe odor, breathable mesh lining is treated with M-Select™ FRESH. Like many other Merrell products, only high quality synthetic materials have been used to manufacture the Trail Glove 3 making them suitable for vegans.