Barefoot/Minimal Shoes

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Brands

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

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 Men's FiveFingers TrekSport

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased these as a bit of an impulse. I wanted something to protect my feet at a slippery boat launch, and as I live in a small town these ended up being the only option in the sport-sandal category. I probably wouldn't have considered these otherwise, as I always thought they were a bit of a gimmick. I was wrong.  The first thing about these is they're a bit hard to get on initially. Trying to get each toe to go into the right part of the shoe was trying (nearly impossible for my wife). After… Full review

Belleville Mini-Mil TR102

rated 5 of 5 stars Since the Mini Mil's introduction they have addressed and improved the boot to even have several other boots to ease you into barefoot shoes. These boots have had all the former issues taken care of. I can feel the ground below me and move silent. Now the green and black take longer to break in due to the heavy dyes, but the desert tan ones are good-to-go from day 1. They dry quick and have great traction. Well worth the money. Full review

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

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 - $67
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
$66 - $120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance 110
$45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Trail
$80 - $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
$60 - $119
Under Armour Micro G Toxic Six
$80
Inov-8 Bare-XF 210
$104 - $129
The North Face Ultra Kilowatt
$60 - $120
Vibram Bikila EVO WP
$105 - $149
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS
$80
 
Topo Athletic RT Training Shoe
$50
Vibram SeeYa LS
$70 - $74
Vibram VI-B Shoe
$40 - $79
Merrell Vapor Glove 2
$51 - $84
Montrail Rogue Racer Trail Running Shoe / Barefoot/Minimal Shoe
$35
 
Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sport LS
$115
Topo Athletic RX Training Shoe
$55
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 4
$66 - $94
 
Vibram FiveFingers Vybrid Sneak
$130
Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
$54 - $89
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Ultra
$80 - $99
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 3
$45
Vibram Komodo EVO
$160
Inov-8 F-Lite 235
$104 - $129
Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak
$60
Vibram FiveFingers Alitza
$60 - $63
Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport LS
$66 - $109
Saucony PowerGrid Cortana 3
$82
Vibram FiveFingers Speed
$60
Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent
$120
New Balance 007 Shoe
$60 - $74
Vivo Barefoot Breatho
$35
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3
$63
Vibram FiveFingers EL-X
$80
Vibram FiveFingers Alitza Breathe
$90
Vibram FiveFingers SeeYa
$70 - $74
Vibram V-On
$60
Merrell Mix Master Jam
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$125 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Belleville Mini-Mil TR102
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Vibram FiveFingers Classic
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$110 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vivo Barefoot Legacy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Vapor Glove
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