After already being incredibly impressed with the standard model, I was really excited to see the difference and versatility of the Gore-Tex version. To see my extensive review of the standard non-Gore-Tex Ascend glove follow this link: http://caveman-clarke.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/merrell-ascend-glove-review.html
So, in true CavemanClarke fashion, let me start you off with a close look at the Merrell Ascend Glove GTX:
MIDSOLE/OUTSOLE • 0mm Drop / 6mm Cush / 10.5mm Stack Height • TrailProtect pad in the forefoot and heel offers additional support for the roughest terrain • Non-marking outsole • Vibram® outsole
1) As these shoes are a Gore-Tex version of the standard model, those of you who have read my previous review on the Merrell Ascend Glove will notice some parts of this review are the same as my previous review as these aspects do not change between the two versions, but I want all the information available on both reviews for those who have not read the previous review.
2) The Gore-Tex is used to keep feet dry and warm, and therefore a lot of wearers will choose to wear these with socks. I wear a UK size 10 in Merrell shoes as I usually do not wear socks when I run, but in the case of these shoes I went up a half-size to a UK 10.5 so I could wear them with socks, as I see these as winter and colder weather runners and would therefore like the option of keeping my feet warmer with socks.