Best of Womens Trail Runners

Merrell Women’s Glove 4 - Product Review

Merrell Women's Glove 4 Trail Runner
Mesh Upper, Breathable mesh lining; Zero Drop/4MM Cushion; 3mm lugs; Trail Protect pad offers underfoot protection

Editor's Rating: (3.4 / 5)

Pros

  • Great traction
  • Snug fit
  • No drop
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Tight fit
  • Potentially weak longterm materials

Our Take:

The Merrell Women’s Glove 4 Trail Runner is a “barefoot” all-purpose athletic shoe that will give your feet comfortable in a variety of different activities.

Whether it is the gym or a jog in nature, these trail runners provide lightweight support and enough traction to help you conquer your fitness goals.

The Glove 4’s give you a nice snug feel with no drop in the back and the mid and then lots of room in the toes to provide you with the space you need upfront.

There’s good padding on the bottom and the sides without any rub in the back.

You also get great depth on the bottom lugs to handle the surprises of the outdoors.

Our only complaint is the snugness of the shoe in the middle, and the back is a bit narrow.

For most people, this isn’t a problem, but for those with wider feet, be aware that these can fit tight.

Long-term durability can also be problematic in some of these shoes as Merrell does experience complaints of their heels wearing out fast, but this can be a case by case basis.

Key Product Info:

Shoe Style Trail Runners
Waterproof No
Sex Women

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Best Overall Womens Trail Runners:

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    Sex Women
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    Salomon Women’s Speedcross 4 W Trail Runner is an incredibly comfortable trail running shoe that will help you tear through the outdoors like you’re running on a treadmill. Salmon’s are at the top of the game when it comes to shoes built for the outdoors specifically.

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    • Snug Fit with little drop
    • Perfect for outdoors running and hiking
    • Lightweight
    Cons
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    Read our full review of the Salomon Women’s Speedcross 4


  1. Altra Women’s Lone Peak 3
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    Current Price Price not available

    The Altra Women’s Lone Peak 3 Trail Runner is great for those looking for a trail runner with a lot of toe room. The toe box on these shoes is incredibly generous and will help you find space in the front of the shoe where other shoes leave your toes stuffed like sardines.

    Pros
    • Wide Toe Box
    • Mesh and well placed synthetic uppers
    • Extra cushion in the sole
    Cons
    • Too cushiony for some runners,
    • Problems with blisters

    Read our full review of the Altra Women’s Lone Peak 3


  3. KEEN Women’s Oakridge
  4. Editors Rating:
    (3.8 / 5)
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    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The KEEN Women’s Oakridge Waterproof Shoe is durable, tough trail runner that will keep you light on your feet while still able to handle tough terrain. The uppers are made from waterproof, lightweight leather and mesh for protection and breathability.

    Pros
    • Waterproof and breathable
    • Lots of moisture and odor protection inside the shoe
    • Plenty of grip on the outsole
    Cons
    • They have a very stiff feel

    Read our full review of the KEEN Women’s Oakridge


  5. Adidas Women’s Rockadia
  6. Editors Rating:
    (3.6 / 5)
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    Waterproof No
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Adidas Performance Women’s Rockadia W Trail Runner will offer you really good support for a lightweight running shoe on or off the trail. The uppers include a durable mesh and synthetic textile materials for ventilation and toughness.

    Pros
    • Super lightweight
    • Good traction in the outsole
    • Molded foam footbed for added comfortable fit on your foot
    • Mesh uppers offer lots of ventilation
    Cons
    • Constant heel rubbing
    • Stiff feel

    Read our full review of the Adidas Women’s Rockadia


  7. Merrell Women’s Glove 4
  8. Editors Rating:
    (3.4 / 5)
    Shoe Style Trail Runners
    Waterproof No
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Merrell Women’s Glove 4 Trail Runner is a “barefoot” all-purpose athletic shoe that will give your feet comfortable in a variety of different activities. Whether its the gym or a jog in nature these trail runners provide lightweight support and enough traction to help you conquer your fitness goals.

    Pros
    • Great traction
    • Snug fit
    • No drop
    • Lightweight
    Cons
    • Tight fit
    • Potentially weak longterm materials

    Read our full review of the Merrell Women’s Glove 4


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Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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