Your whole body benefits from an aligned, natural stride. This is the design philosophy behind the Merrell Barefoot Collection and the Women's Pace Glove Lace-Up Shoe. This lightweight shoe is meant to simulate walking barefoot: it encourages you to land at midfoot instead of on the heel, thereby promoting a more efficient gait and helping to reduce walking impact. An EVA midsole centers the heel at impact for stability and cushioning, and the EVA forefoot shock plate flexes as it protects your foot. The featherweight Vibram outsole delivers excellent traction, and the breathable microfiber / mesh upper helps keep feet dry and comfortable.