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The best toe running shoes reviewed Buying Guide
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Best Toe Shoes for Running Reviewed
Barefoot toe running shoes have brought an interesting and unique addition to the options available to runners everywhere. Many have only now realized the changes these running shoes bring to the running experience. If you are interested to start running in barefoot shoes, we suggest that you start g...
The best Vibram FIveFinger shoes for running Buying Guide
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The Best Vibram FiveFingers Running Shoes Reviewed
The best Vibram FiveFingers running shoes are lightweight, breathable and allow for your foot’s natural movement. If you enjoy the feeling of natural running, then Vibram shoes are definitely a great way to go. While the best Vibram Five Fingers running shoes may look a little funny at first sinc...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh zero-drop trail shoe.
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8.3
Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh
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The Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh isn’t the type of shoe that will rock your world or the tail shoe industry. That being said, it does excel in the (light)weight category as a solid racing shoe choice that can tackle more than just road surfaces. However, this is a specific kind of need which...
The Vivobarefoot Primus Trek is a hiking shoe with a versatile wear that works in all temperatures.
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9.0
Vivobarefoot Primus Trek
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As the name of the brand suggests, Vivobarefoot specializes in footwear for those who enjoy a barefoot construction. So its new Primus Trek hiking shoe is no different, thanks to its flexible yet stabilizing design. Its Firm Ground outsole covers the underfoot and offers incredible traction on everyt...
An in depth review of the Altra Escalante 1.5 zero-drop running shoe.
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9.6
Altra Escalante 1.5
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The Escalante has gotten a worthy heir in the Escalante 1.5. This, newer version of the popular shoe features an updated upper with reflective details and a more secure heel cup. On top of that, the responsiveness has increased and the cushioning has decreased – but just slightly. The Escalante...
An in depth review of the Scarpa Mojito lifestyle shoe.
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8.5
Scarpa Mojito Fully Reviewed & Compared
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The Italian Scarpa brand has celebrated 80 years of existence this summer and indeed, they have a lot to celebrate: with the Mojito shoe being one of the all-time most popular approach shoes on the market, it seems that the brand pin-pointed a niche of light-hiking and bouldering enthusiasts and made...
In depth review of the Altra Vanish-R
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6.6
Altra Vanish-R
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Altra is a brand that is relatively new to the running shoe scene, having just been officially launched in 2010 with their first shoe hitting the market in 2011. While they don’t have the history of prominent names in the market like Nike or Adidas yet, Altra is becoming a frontrunner for shoe ...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Trail FG
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8.6
Vivobarefoot Primus Trail FG
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Vivobarefoot—the name means “I live barefoot” when translated from Spanish—produces barefoot minimalist running shoes for those athletes who want to take a walk in their ancestors' footsteps. The Primus Trail FG by Vivobarefoot is a barefoot minimalist trail running shoe, and ...
An in depth review of the Merrel Vapor Glove 3
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8.9
Merrell Vapor Glove 3
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The Merrell Vapor Glove 3 is a minimalist trail-specific shoe for runners who are interested in barefoot-style running. There is no pretending here, this shoe is a true minimalist option. There is no rock plate and no cushioning to soften any impact. Running in these requires a bit of experience and ...
Merrell All Out Blaze Aero Sport
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8.8
Merrell All Out Blaze Aero Sport
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Since their foundation in 1981, Merrell has been relentlessly focused on producing "the best hiking boots ever made". In fact, even their first pair of shoes was hailed by Backpacker Magazine as "the most comfortable and functional boots in North America". Today, Merrell retains those same value...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Trio
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7.0
Vivobarefoot Primus Trio
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The Vivobarefoot Primus Trio is a barefoot running shoe. It is lightweight and has a zero drop and is intended to give natural, free movement. The 3mm stack height keeps the foot close to the ground for better control and a barefoot feel. The ankle-fit feels like a sock in order to let the ankle move...
The Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG is a zero drop shoe for the minimalist, nature enthusiast
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7.4
Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG
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Vivobarefoot brand likes to operate under the saying, less is more. They believe the less material and technologies in a shoe and the more opportunity for the runner to connect to the ground below them and run the way nature intended, the better. The Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG is a shoe designed fo...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Lite
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7.9
Vivobarefoot Primus Lite
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Although running shoes are extremely popular, many individuals enjoy the sensation of running barefoot. Many scientific studies have been done observing the numerous effects this practice can have on the body, and it seems to have viable health benefits. For this reason, many manufacturers have begun...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Ultra 3
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8.9
Vivobarefoot Ultra 3
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The Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 comes almost six years after its first iteration. Since then, Vivobarefoot has made smart changed, after listening to their runners. This is the shoe for the adventurer. Its the newest wave of barefoot footwear and users who gravitate towards barefoot footwear are raving...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Motus
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Vivobarefoot Motus
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Vivobarefoot is a British company that believes that the natural movement of the foot should be celebrated and not covered with tons of cushioning. With the creation of the Vivobarefoot Motus, Vivobarefoot has created a shoe that is as versatile as you are. This is a shoe that can take you on a run i...
Vivobarefoot Hiker FG is a rugged shoe for your most extreme off road adventures.
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8.0
Vivobarefoot Hiker FG
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It makes perfect sense that Vivobarefoot brand would make a hiking shoe. They follow the strict belief that we are connected to our ancestors and we were made to run the way they did, barefoot.  Additionally, the company thinks that because the foot has millions of nerve endings, it is important...
An in depth review of the Nike Free RN 2019
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8.4
Nike Free RN 2019
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Years ago, several employees at Nike became interested in the fact that the track team at Stanford trained barefoot in the grass. Running barefoot allow these athletes’ feet to move naturally, expanding and contracting without the hindrance of a bunch of rubber and plastic around their feet. In...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail
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8.4
Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail
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Vibram FiveFingers provides the ultimate minimalist shoe experience with their unique toe-shoe design. Their long history of producing shoes with unbeatable (and unbelievable) traction has made the brand famous across the globe. Now, technical trail runners can enjoy the same minimalist experience as...
An in depth review of the VivoBarefoot Stealth II
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7.8
VivoBarefoot Stealth II
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When your lifestyle doesn’t permit you to be barefoot all the time, you can compromise slightly with the VivoBarefoot Stealth II. There’s a reason this shoe made our top ten list in the VivoBarefoot brand. It lives up to its descriptive name by providing a thin, lightweight layer of prote...
An in depth review plus pros and cons of the Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport
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8.8
Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport
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The Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport shoe is the natural progression of the Vibram barefoot family. While many of the other Vibram shoes have focused specifically on the runner, The KMD Sport positions itself as more of a cross-training multi-sport shoe. Barefoot runners will surely appreciate its lightw...
An in depth review, pros and cons of the Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
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8.4
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
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The Vibram FiveFingers Lontra is the answer for any barefoot runner who has struggled with running in cold and wet climates. This shoe takes all the features of previous Vibram models and beefs up its ability to maintain comfort in extreme weather conditions. Runners will notice improved insulation t...
An in depth review of the Vibram Fivefingers Treksport
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8.4
Vibram FiveFingers Treksport
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The Treksport continues the natural progression of Vibram's line of barefoot running shoes. This shoe takes what runners loved about the KSO and KSO Trek and makes some subtle improvements. These are truly a multisport offering that goes beyond the features of your typical running shoe. A low profile...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access 2
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8.0
Merrell Bare Access 2
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The zero-drop Merrell Bare Access 2 is a minimalist shoe made for road running. The Bare Access 2 delivers a low-to-the-ground running experience that will please runners looking for a natural-feeling ride. The comfortable road shoe doesn't skimp on cushioning, though. This makes it an excellent choi...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access 3
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7.7
Merrell Bare Access 3
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The Merrell Bare Access 3 is the update to the Merrell Bare Access 2. It is a zero drop shoe made for the roads. Runners looking for a more natural running experience will like the lower ground feel of the Bare Access 3. The shoe provides a nice introduction to minimalist running for beginners. It's ...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
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8.8
Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
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The original KSO shoe may be Vibram's most popular offering to date. For many, it was their first foray into the world of barefoot and toe shoes. As a whole, Vibram has created some pretty remarkable styles over the years, but people wanted a new version of their iconic shoe. The Vibram FiveFingers K...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access Ultra
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8.8
Merrell Bare Access Ultra
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The Merrell Bare Access Ultra is a light road shoe that delivers a barefoot-like running experience. The zero-drop shoe is a good choice for runners looking to transition their foot strike or want to try out a  smaller heel to toe drop. Runners who want to be closer to the ground will appre...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO WP
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7.9
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO WP
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Vibram's Bikila line has taken many shapes and forms. With each iteration, they strive to improve upon the last and break new ground in the world of barefoot running. With the Bikila EVO WP, Vibram has its first waterproof shoe. This makes it one of the top choices for those looking for minimali...
An in depth review of the Merrell Pace Glove 2
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9.0
Merrell Pace Glove 2
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The Merrell Pace Glove 2 is the newer model of the original Merrell Pace Glove. This shoe is primarily meant for trail runners, though some runners have found peace running on pavement with this shoe. The Pace Glove series are all women’s shoes, while the men’s shoes for this lineup are called Merrel...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run
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8.9
Vibram FiveFingers V-Run
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The V-Run is the update to Vibram’s popular Bikila EVO. With the name change, Vibram has made some other improvements in many areas of this shoe. It is really designed for the road, not the trail. New barefoot runners who are looking to make the transition to a more minimal design will particul...
An in depth review of the Merrell Trail Glove
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8.4
Merrell Trail Glove 5 Reviewed, Tested & Compared in 2019
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The original Merrell Trail Glove 5 shoe is a great shoe for runners who enjoy a minimalist feeling while on the trail. As the original version of the shoe, many runners felt there could be some slight improvements made, but that it was still a great shoe to run in. For those looking for a very lightw...
An in depth review of the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila EVO
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Vibram Five Fingers Bikila EVO
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Vibram continues to expand their barefoot running offerings. With each new release, they provide another shoe for the niche barefoot market. The Bikila EVO takes the successful original Bikila and pushes it to another level. This shoe is designed with the middle-distance barefoot runner in mind....
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
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Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
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Vibram has become the undisputed king of the barefoot running movement. As their line of products expands, they try to hit more and more narrow niches of minimal runners. The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila attempts to be the ultimate shoe for the barefoot enthusiast. These shoes are designed to provide a...
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR Elite
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9.0
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR Elite
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The Spyridon MR Elite takes barefoot trail running to the next level. This shoe is designed for the hardcore mud runner. Critics were so impressed by this shoe that Vibram was named the official sponsor of the 2015 Warrior Dash race. Vibram has designed this shoe for elite competitors and it’s ...
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon
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7.9
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon
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Vibram has been focusing on minimal running shoes for a while now. There are many runners who prefer the minimal shoe with maximum connection to the running surface. This seemed like a difficult thing to accomplish with a trail running shoe, but Vibram looks to accomplish just that with the Spyridon....
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
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8.5
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
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Vibram Fivefingers shoes have been gaining popularity in the running community since being introduced in 2005. Although the Spyridon MR is designed specifically for trail running and mud run type competitions, they offer a zero-drop barefoot shoe that is comfortable and able to be used as an all-arou...
An in depth review of the Merrell Vapor Glove 2
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Merrell Vapor Glove 2
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The Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is a lightweight and breathable trail running shoe. It has a solid barefoot feature which functions well when used. It is made of washable mesh that is comfortable to put on in hot weather and conforms to the shape of one's foot to create a natural and uninhibited ...
An in depth review of the Merrell Trail Glove 3
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8.8
Merrell Trail Glove 3 Reviewed & Rated
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The Merrell Trail Glove 3 is meant to become your new favorite running pal. This minimal trail running shoe is designed with the Omni-Fit lacing technology, the M-Select FRESH anti-odor technology, and the TrailProtect foot protection technology, all of them brought by the leading sports company Merr...
The top rated shoe for barefoot running Buying Guide
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10 Best Barefoot Running Shoes: The Naturalist's Guide
The best barefoot running shoes can be difficult to pinpoint given all of the options available—which is why we’ve taken the time to put together a list of the best selection out there, so you know what to look for. If you love the natural barefoot feeling when you run, then you’ll love our list ...
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