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Bare Access Flex (2018) from Merrell

by Olivier 12 Jun 2018 updated 07 Jun 1011 readers Be first to comment share(share) 1 Voir version fr

Item rewiewed in this reviews set :

Bare Access Flex

Abstract :

Bare-Access, "drop 0" shoes, are really very light and we feel like the foot is bare (bare-access ? ;)). The sole has a  than Trail-Glove, so we feel a little less the ground. The sole is also a little less all-terrains. They carry well their name by allowing a progressive access to the minimalist running, the damping of the sole allows to put the heel without undergoing a too severe penalty;)

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Global rate :
Total weight (measured) : 414 g

Parts

Specific informations : Tige

Global rate :

Specific informations : Semelle

Global rate :

approximative price : 90 €

All characteristics

We love

  • Featherweight

Improvable ?

  • Stronger
Classic lacing
Classic lacing
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Breathable fabric
Breathable fabric
Little heel protection. A little strap coud help to fit
Little heel protection. A little strap coud help to fit
Little lugs, versatile
Little lugs, versatile
No pig-proof fabric ;-)
No pig-proof fabric ;)
The beggining with drop 0
The beggining with drop 0
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Tiptoe footprint
Tiptoe footprint
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Sole with still significant shock absorbtion
Sole with still significant shock absorbtion
Featherweight
Featherweight

Parts

Specific informations : Tige

Abstract :

Low upper, light fabric and soft sensation

Specific characteristics Tige

Global rate :
Apparent robustness :

Fabrics

Light fabric

Upper type

low

Specific informations : Semelle

Abstract :

Littles lugs, versatile, not outdoor specific

Specific characteristics Semelle

Global rate :
Apparent robustness :
Long-term robustness :

Lugs

rubbers hardness :
  • 68.0
  • 78.0
And 50HA for the shock absorbing eva
size : 2 mm
Mean height of lugs in millimeters
density : 70%
more or less
nombre de gommes : 2
One rubber is very majority

Grip

Cushioning

It's a shoe with minimalist spirit. Nevertheless it has shock absorbtion but less important than a classical trail running shoe

Ground Sensitivity

There is a significative sole, so the ground sensation is limited

Sole brand

Same as shoes

Footbed

Not removable

Global characteristics

Global rate :
Apparent robustness :
Long-term robustness :
Total weight (measured) : 414 g
Both, for US 9.5
Announced weight by manufacturer : 420 g

Drop

0 mm

Flex

Average flex for the category
front-rear flex :
lateral flex :

Impermeability

Crampons ready

no

Lacing

Classic lacing, easy to use
lace passages : simple holes
passages number : 12
Lacing type : classical
adjustability :

Shoe tongue

Connected on half low part to limit entrance of little elements within the shoe

Thermal insulation

Made for running, no insulation needed ;)

Use temperature

  • temperate
  • hot
  • very hot
Very lightweight and breathable shoes

Breathability

Comfort

Fitting

A little strap on the heel could improve fitting

Foot support

Toes protection

Minimalist toes protection, just a little peace of fabric over the toes.

Heel protection

Minimalist, a bit of plastic which strengthens the heel

Reflective Strips

yes
minimalist, on the shoe tongue

Made in

Vietnam or China, depend on the source
brand : Merrell

approximative price : 90 €

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