Since the New Year, we’ve been writing about barefoot running–and, more specifically, our love affair with the only cute zero-drop shoes we’ve ever found, the Merrell Dash Glove. Now, you can win a pair and try them out for yourself–because we’re giving away two pairs of Merrell barefoot running shoes to one lucky Blisstree reader.
Moving to a Barefoot lifestyle requires transition–and a little bit of insight–but Merrell Barefoot shoes are designed to work with your body.
Once you’ve read up on the way your feet will work in your new kicks, you’ll feel when they are running efficiently and less on the foot allows for a closer ground connection, engaging the entire body–from feet, to core, to upper body.
This whole-body connection is pretty amazing, and Merrell can get it for you a few ways. Looking for a softer barefoot-like experience? The Bare Access Arc (shown above) is the ideal transition shoe, with the zero-drop promise to ensure proper midfoot landing, but eight millimeters of cushioning for a more traditional fit and feel in a barefoot shoe.
But if you’re ready to jump right in and reap the benefits of the closest-to-the-ground connection, the Dash Glove (shown below, that’s the one I’ve been running on) is a zero-drop, super lightweight and nimble fitness and running shoe.
Merrell and Blisstree encourage you to experience the benefits of barefoot fitness and running for yourself. Today, in tandem with our Merrell Barefoot giveaway, Merrell is unveiling an online running and fitness website that’s female-specific, and dedicated to educating and training women on natural fitness.
Meant to spur women to set and meet their personal fitness goals through the benefits of natural movement and fitness, the site is aimed to be interactive and engaging. Users will be encouraged to share their personal stories through testimonials, comments on the blog, and Merrell’s social places.
Want to get started with barefoot running? Enter to win a pair of Merrell Dash Glove and a pair of Merrell Bare Access Arc, worth $200.
Entering to win is easy: You just need to be a fan of Blisstree on Facebook OR follow Blisstree on Twitter to enter. If you’re already a Facebook fan, follow this link to enter to win. If you’re not a fan, enter here, too. If you want to enter through Twitter, follow this link. You’ll have until 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 11 to enter to win. You must be at least 18 and a resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) to win. (Full terms and conditions here).
Plus, you’ll also get bonus giveaway entries by getting your friends to “Like” Blisstree on Facebook and enter this giveaway, too. For Twitter, sending out a tweet with the offer and getting your friends to enter will also give you extra entries, too. If you “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter you’ll get an extra entry, too – yet another way to win these light-weight shoes and this great fitness outerwear.
Watch this inspirational video, and join the women of Merrell on their personal barefoot running adventures. Plus learn the basics and benefits of the Bareform running style.