Merrell Bare Access Arc 4 Road Run Shoes - Women's
With no drop from the ball of your foot to heel, these lightweight shoes let your feet fully connect with the road beneath your feet. They have 8mm of heel-to-toe cushioning for comfortable, agile strides over firm or paved surfaces.
- Uppers are breathable mesh and TPU.
- Mesh lining has M-Select Fresh treatment to keep it fresh.
- Reflective details for increased visibility.
- Merrell M-Bound midsole for responsive, resilient cushioning.
- 13.2mm total stack height.
- Vibram® rubber outsole with 2mm lug depth.
- Wash as needed in cold water gentle cycle, and air dry.
|Ideal for||Road running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Minimalist and natural|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.