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Merrell Ascend Glove Preview: Zero Drop, Cushioned Trail Running Shoe

Posted on January 14 2013

When I wrote up my 2013 minimalist running shoe preview last week I alluded in the comments to a new shoe coming from Merrell that I didn’t yet have clearance to discuss (was asked to hold off for a week). Well, Running Warehouse has now let the cat out of the bag on the RW Blog – the new shoe is called the Merrell Ascend Glove and it’s a zero drop, cushioned, trail shoe. I don’t have a pair yet, but from the specs it looks like a trail counterpart to the Merrell Bare Access 2 road shoe. It weights in around 8oz, has a 10mm stack height, and looks to have a grippy Vibram outsole. The Ascend Glove should compete with the likes of the Altra Superior and Inov-8 Trailroc 235, which both were among my top hybrid trail shoes of 2012.

Below are the Ascend Glove photos posted by Running Warehouse, and I’ll hopefully have more details soon!

Merrell Ascend GloveMerrell Ascend Glove Women's

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