Fresh in this week are the Merrell Men's Sonic Glove Trainer and the Women's Lithe Glove. But before we take a closer look at them, heres a story that you may have seen already! Personal Trainer Anthony Band has taken the Barefoot running theory literally and ran all the way from John O'Groats to Lands End without the aid of Vibram or Merrell Barefoot Trainers.
The feat (pun intended) was undertaken for the charity Help For Heroes who provide support and help for service men and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. He ran around 30 miles a day for a month, that's got to take it's toll! All in all a fantastic achievement!
Right, back to Merrell Barefooting. New in this week we've got the Men's Sonic Glove and Women's Lithe Glove. Both feature a fabric upper with a microfibre footbed that's been treated with Aegis Antimicrobial solution for excellent odour resistance.
The Trainers Omni-Fit lacing system provides a precise, glove like fit for that optmum barefooting experience. Midsole/Outsole consists of a 4mm compression moulded EVA midsole cushioning and 1mm shock absorption plate to maintain forefoot flexibility and underfoot protection. For second to non durability and traction, both the Sonic and Lithe Trainers have a Vibram Trail Glove sole with TC1 Rubber.The Women's Lithe version comes in two colours; Dark Shadow and Porcelain Rose and the Men's Sonic comes in Kryptonite Gradient and Black Gradient.