Barefoot/Minimal Shoes

Interested in joining the barefoot trail crowd? Check out How to Run or Hike Barefoot on the Trail for help getting started.

Brands

Vibram
New Balance
Merrell
Under Armour
Inov-8
Terra Plana
The North Face
Topo Athletic
Montrail
Vivo Barefoot

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 and above

Recent Barefoot/Minimal Shoe Reviews

Vibram Women's FiveFingers TrekSport

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been wearing these for years. I'm on my sixth pair. The TrekSport is great for hiking. These have been great for my feet. Every other shoe I have owned has been uncomfortable. I have weird feet- shaped strange and super wide. I love these because they fit to the shape of my feet. Full review

Vibram Men's FiveFingers Spyridon MR

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic shoes. Great for trail runners and for climbers as approach shoes. The Vibrams are awesome. Before them I used to get bad shin splints. Thankfully, due to the barefoot nature of the shoe, the shin splints are now a thing of the past. The tread on the bottom is great for trail running. Good grip with little to no slippage, even on loose pine needless. Just don't wear them on concrete as they will wear down quickly. The shoes need to fit like a glove, and when they do there is no wobble… Full review

Belleville Mini-Mil TR102

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This "military" boot is a minimal boot designed to give the user enhanced ground feel and flexibility, while providing enough protection to keep the foot injury free in harsh environments and/or rough terrain. Its durable leather upper combined with a custom Vibram sole makes it an exceptional boot, perhaps the first of its kind to achieve such high performance. Minimal Boots and the Belleville Mini-Mil TR102: The Ultimate Review (The original review can be found on my blog: chasingyourmind.blogspot.com)… Full review

Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove

rated 3 of 5 stars A very expensive water shoe that takes a long time to dry. Covers your bare feet enough to protect from the elements. The ankle material/fit allows for a lot of trail debris to get into the shoes. Breathable material on the sides keeps your feet well ventilated. I would recommend this product to those who have seasoned feet, this is truly a minimalist shoe and allows you to do more than you would with a bare foot. But the fit, minimal sole material and support is not for the weak of foot. I would… Full review

Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars Great minimal shoe for running and walking. Nice fit, does not constrict my foot in any way. Zero drop, pretty good ground feel, also great for slippery surfaces and off road. Due to the material my toes and heel get sweaty in this shoes. Overall a nice running shoe for the months that running sandals are just too cool or when I want more protection for my toes / upper foot. Great minimal shoe for running and walking. Nice fit with wide toe box, does not constrict my foot in any way. No break-in… Full review

Vibram Women's FiveFingers Spyridon MR

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome. It feels like I'm running barefoot. I really enjoy my Vibram FveFingers Spryridon trail runners. They're the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. And they're good for just about anything. The grips on the bottom make it easier to run in muddy wet conditions. I've bouldered in them. I hike in them. I even bike in them. They're really great all around. Full review

Vibram Men's FiveFingers Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars Hooked from day 1! They reminded me of why I love to run, to feel that childlike excitement was a paradigm shift of what I thought running was. Honestly from the very moment I knew of the Five Fingers existence I immediately acquired a pair and set out for a 16-mile run. Previous to this day I had only ever ran about 3 miles at a time, and quite sporadically at that. Well, that was three years ago and today I'm running 100k and 50 mile trail ultras, and being fairly competitive. I absolutely love… Full review

Vibram Women's FiveFingers Classic Smartwool

rated 4 of 5 stars Vibram's Classic Smartwool is comfortable for cooler weather with the same function as the standard Classic. I miss the Classic versions since Vibrams has stopped making it. The colors for the Smartwool version went with most of my work clothes and day-to-day activities. The regular Classic version was good for weekend trips as well.  Full review

Vibram Men's FiveFingers TrekSport

rated 4 of 5 stars If you haven't tried Vibram's FiveFinger TrekSport barefoot/minimal shoe for trekking you may be quite surprised how well the shoe functions. I've worn Vibram FiveFingers (VFF) exclusively since May 2013 for everyday footwear, hiking, traveling, etc. The VFF TrekSport model has been my go-to shoe for hiking and backpacking during the same time period. In all honesty, getting them on is not as easy as your everyday shoe. I've been trying these shoes on for years with some frustration always turning… Full review

Top-Rated Barefoot/Minimal Shoes

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Shoe / Trail Running Shoe / Water Shoe
$57
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$68
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Vibram FiveFingers Sprint Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Running Shoe / Water Shoe
$30 - $43
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
$66 - $120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance 110
$45 - $54
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
$100 - $112
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Trail
$50 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC
$84
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc
$95
Merrell Pace Glove 3
$110
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO
$90 - $120
Under Armour Micro G Toxic Six
$80
Inov-8 Bare-XF 210
$130
Terra Plana Evo II
$62
The North Face Ultra Kilowatt
$57 - $120
Vibram Bikila EVO WP
$150
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS
$60 - $79
 
Topo Athletic RT Training Shoe
$50
Vibram SeeYa LS
$55 - $93
Terra Plana Neo
$33
Vibram VI-B Shoe
$40 - $79
Inov-8 Bare-XF 260
$130
Merrell Vapor Glove 2
$85
Montrail Rogue Racer Trail Running Shoe / Barefoot/Minimal Shoe
$50 - $64
 
Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sport LS
$110
Topo Athletic RX Training Shoe
$55
Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$60 - $82
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 4
$95
Vibram FiveFingers Vybrid Sneak
$130
Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
$63 - $90
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Ultra
$95 - $99
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 3
$45
Vibram Komodo EVO
$160
Inov-8 F-Lite 235
$130
Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak
$60
Vibram FiveFingers Alitza
$60 - $64
Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport LS
$66 - $82
Saucony PowerGrid Cortana 3
$82
Vibram FiveFingers Speed
$60
Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent
$120
New Balance 007 Shoe
$60 - $74
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3
$63
Vibram FiveFingers EL-X
$80
Vibram Speed XC Lite
$60
Inov-8 Bare-X Lite 135
$120
Vibram FiveFingers Alitza Breathe
$90
Vibram FiveFingers SeeYa
$70 - $74
Vibram V-On
$60
Merrell Mix Master Jam
$32 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$125 MSRP
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