Merrell Frost Glove Winter Snow Boots Review

*I bought these with my own money and Merrell did not pay me to write this review.

Cost: Merrell doesn’t make many barefoot / minimalist shoes anymore so the cost varies depending on where you can find them

Size: I usually wear a 9 or 9.5 and I ordered a size 10 to accommodate thick socks (10 is perfect for me)


  • Affordable for a minimalist / barefoot snow and winter boot
  • Waterproof
  • Flat, zero drop and flexible
  • The bungee tie at the top of the boots creates a tight fit on my legs and keeps snow out
  • The Vibram sole seems like the boots will hold up well after many wears
  • These boots are warm and great for Fall and Winter seasons
  • Lightweight and easy to pack for traveling
  • I’ve thrown these in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and they come out great


  • The toe box is a bit narrow and wouldn’t work for someone with a wide foot (I can’t wear correct toes in them)
  • The Merrell Frost Glove boots become less waterproof over time
  • Merrell has discontinued these boots and some of their other barefoot lines and they are hard to find
  • The bottom of the shoes don’t allow for excellent traction in icy, winter conditions