Barefoot/Minimal Shoes

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Brands

Merrell
Vibram
Adidas
Vivo Barefoot
New Balance
Inov-8
Under Armour
Saucony
Terra Plana
The North Face

Genders

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

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 and above

Recent Barefoot/Minimal Shoe Reviews

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

Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO

rated 5 of 5 stars From an oldish dude with two scoped knees...two thumbs up! I'm 65, had both my knees scoped in the '80s...I can tell you something about knee pain believe me. I've been wearing 5 Fingers for years...must have 7 or 8 pairs around, Classics, KSOs and Treks. I've worn them to concerts, backpacked in them miles and miles (40 lb pack)...they are my footwear of choice. They were originally designed as deck shoes btw...explaining the razor cut soles...and yes they're great for that as well. After reading… Full review

Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO

rated 4 of 5 stars I really like these minimalist shoes for trail running, paddling, and casual wear. They take time to get used to, but once I embraced the minimalist mindset in footwear, they have become a regular part of my outdoor gear. I purchased these shoes when I took up trail running. I had previously purchased and worn minimalist shoes for road races and half marathons and liked how they felt and functioned. I decided to take them on a river canoeing trip last spring and wore them all day, everyday. In my… Full review

Vibram Women's FiveFingers KSO

rated 4 of 5 stars Love these shoes. These are about as bare as you can get. I wear these for jogging, yoga and the gym. Not meant for marathon running. Not resistant to rain. I prefer to not wear socks, ever. These shoes are very comfortable and fit snug, which I like. They are not meant for more than light running, yoga or at the gym. I also find them very comfortable the day after a night in my heels. I would recommend to break them in a couple of times for your toes to get used to the new space if you have never… Full review

Top-Rated Barefoot/Minimal Shoes

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Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Merrell
Barefoot Pace Glove
reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$100 MSRP
Vibram FiveFingers Classic Smartwool
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram
FiveFingers Classic Smartwool
reviewed May 13, 2014
Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Vibram
FiveFingers TrekSport
reviewed Jan 30, 2014
$58 - $99
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Adidas
Adizero Hagio
reviewed Jul 29, 2013
Merrell Mix Master
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell
Mix Master
reviewed May 28, 2013
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vivo Barefoot
Legacy
reviewed May 18, 2013
New Balance Minimus Trail
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance
Minimus Trail
reviewed Apr 24, 2013
$100 MSRP
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Vibram
FiveFingers KSO Trek
reviewed Jul 27, 2012
$81
Merrell Barefoot Run Dash Glove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell
Barefoot Run Dash Glove
reviewed Jun 27, 2012
$55
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Trail
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell
Barefoot Run Bare Access Trail
reviewed May 2, 2012
$90 - $99
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Vibram
FiveFingers Bikila
reviewed Jun 27, 2012
$49
Vibram FiveFingers Classic
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Vibram
FiveFingers Classic
reviewed May 15, 2014
Vibram FiveFingers KSO
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Vibram
FiveFingers KSO
reviewed Dec 24, 2013
$30 - $62
Vibram FiveFingers Sprint
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Vibram
FiveFingers Sprint
reviewed Jul 10, 2013
$30 - $54
Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Merrell
Barefoot Trail Glove
reviewed Jul 7, 2014
$70 - $110
New Balance 110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance
110
reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$31 - $59
Merrell Barefoot Run Vapor Glove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell
Barefoot Run Vapor Glove
reviewed Sep 30, 2013
$80
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram
FiveFingers Lontra
reviewed Feb 7, 2013
$97 - $99
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram
FiveFingers Spyridon MR
reviewed Jun 19, 2014
$96 - $120
Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram
FiveFingers Speed XC
reviewed May 28, 2013
$70 - $139
Inov-8 Bare-X Lite 150
Inov-8
Bare-X Lite 150
$75
Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 138
Inov-8
Road-X-Treme 138
$110
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO
Vibram
FiveFingers Bikila EVO
$60 - $120
Under Armour Micro G Toxic Six
Under Armour
Micro G Toxic Six
$75 - $79
Inov-8 Bare-XF 210
Inov-8
Bare-XF 210
$36 - $129
Merrell Radius Glove
Merrell
Radius Glove
$65
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS
Vibram
FiveFingers Bikila LS
Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$55 - $74
Inov-8 Bare-XF 177
Inov-8
Bare-XF 177
$71
Merrell Barefoot Run Trail Glove 2
Merrell
Barefoot Run Trail Glove 2
$74 - $99
Saucony ProGrid Mirage 3
Saucony
ProGrid Mirage 3
$55 - $82
Terra Plana Evo II
Terra Plana
Evo II
$79
The North Face Ultra Kilowatt
The North Face
Ultra Kilowatt
$60 - $120
Merrell Barefoot Run Pace Glove 2
Merrell
Barefoot Run Pace Glove 2
$100
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS
Vibram
FiveFingers Spyridon LS
$60 - $109
 
Brooks
PureFlow 2
$65
Terra Plana Evo
Terra Plana
Evo
$64 - $78
Vibram SeeYa LS
Vibram
SeeYa LS
$55 - $80
Terra Plana Neo
Terra Plana
Neo
$59
Inov-8 Bare-XF 260
Inov-8
Bare-XF 260
$130
Merrell Barefoot Train Crush Glove
Merrell
Barefoot Train Crush Glove
$69 - $79
Montrail Rogue Racer
Montrail
Rogue Racer
Trail Running Shoe / Barefoot/Minimal Shoe
$25 - $69
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 2
Merrell
Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 2
$45 - $66
Vibram Five Fingers Komodo Sport LS
Vibram
Five Fingers Komodo Sport LS
$110
Topo Athletic RX Training Shoe
Topo Athletic
RX Training Shoe
$55 - $79
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 2
Merrell
Barefoot Run Bare Access 2
$58 - $66
Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport
Vibram
FiveFingers KomodoSport
Barefoot/Minimal Shoe / Trail Running Shoe
$60 - $109
Merrell Mix Master Glide
Merrell
Mix Master Glide
$100
Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
Vibram
FiveFingers KSO EVO
$58 - $90
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Ultra
Merrell
Barefoot Run Bare Access Ultra
$100
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 3
Merrell
Barefoot Run Bare Access 3
$54 - $90
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