Barefoot / Minimal Shoes

Recent Barefoot / Minimal Shoe Reviews

Xero Shoes DIY 4mm Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's a kit. You make it and then you have the skinniest sandals you can get. Simple really... Basically you get a thin sole unit 4mm in this case and a 6mm if you want the heavier version.  You also get a set of cords and a hole punch. That's the kit. Following the instructions online or in the kit you measure your foot. Punch holes for the laces and assemble your own sandals, cutting off any excess sole rubber (they come in size bands and you cut to your specific fit). They are surprisingly good… Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Don’t believe in advertising. I feel painful when I wear sock on the road that full of rock. Terrible product. Terrible. I feel I‘ve been ripped off. Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Felt cheated, I must say. This is not a material as advertised. It did not take maybe 10-15 km of pure walking and both socks were damaged in the totally same spot actually hurting my feet as I did not expect them to go off that quickly so I did not notice that I actually walk barefoot. Do save your money. Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 2 of 5 stars Over-rated, over-sold, and bad customer service. These socks were a present and the gifter is extremely disappointed by the result. The toes sleeves are the exact same length which means none of the toes fit properly. The big toe sleeve is very narrow so it barely fits on the actual toe. The material is much weaker than advertised and visible damage ocurred after a single trail run. The grip dots fell off from just walking in a living room with floorboards. The company is trying to ride the minimal… Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 0.5 of 5 stars These were absolutely awful. These shoes are advertised to withstand rock climbing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. They did not hold up long at all and I only had them for a month before they started getting holes. They advertise it like you can wear these anytime and anywhere, but you can’t and I would not recommend it. Complete garbage! The product is complete trash! Full review

Vibram Men's FiveFingers Spyridon LS

rated 4 of 5 stars Vibram’s Spyridon LS is a FiveFingers shoe intended for trail running. Design features that make these better for trails are a collar that helps keep stones out, a quick pull lacing system, a leather piece across the top that provides some lateral stability, and mesh built into the sole to blunt the impact of rocks underfoot. (note - the Spyridon MR effectively replaced these a few years ago - similar design, probably has some changes/upgrades). I view these as a day hiker best suited for less… Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 1 of 5 stars Poorly made. Not as advertised. Pure garbage. Wore them for two bouldering sessions. The rubber nibs wore off quickly and I wore a hole in the fabric. So much for being durable and made of the strongest fiber. The company said they would be happy to exchange them, but first asked me to check the fit. What's the point if it already has a hole worn into it? Interesting idea but poorly executed. SAVE YOUR MONEY. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.  Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 0.5 of 5 stars The company sent me the wrong size. I needed a size medium and they sent me a size large. I tried to work with the size but I'm pretty sure that it is not supposed to hurt my feet to wear these. I had to push so much fabric down in between my toes to get them to fit properly that it actually hurt my feet to wear these. They did not work right for rock climbing and they did not work well for jogging on the concrete when I encountered a very small patch of pebbles. It felt just like I had no protection… Full review

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

rated 5 of 5 stars Outdoors socks made in Dyneema, which according to wiki is 8-15 times stronger than steel. Protects the feet from stings and cuts, while at the same time keeping them warm. I love running and doing outdoors stuff in these. They are very light (perhaps 50 grams each?) and versatile. I use them for running and forest walking, climbing etc now, but can see many other uses for them. For example next time I go sea kayaking I will bring them instead of ordinary shoes or sandals, as they dry quickly… Full review

user rating: 1.5 of 5 (8)
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss) added Sep 26, 2016
$80 MSRP
Vibram FiveFingers V-Run added Jun 20, 2016
$80 - $130
Vibram FiveFingers Vi-S added Jun 20, 2016
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR Elite added Jun 20, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Xero Shoes DIY 4mm Kit added May 16, 2016
Vibram FiveFingers Komodo EVO added Jul 12, 2015
$100
Vibram Bikila EVO WP added May 7, 2015
$80
Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent added May 7, 2015
Merrell Vapor Glove 2 added Apr 1, 2015
$85
Merrell Pace Glove 3 added Apr 1, 2015
Inov-8 F-Lite 235 added Mar 8, 2015
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access 4 added Feb 16, 2015
New Balance 007 Shoe added Nov 9, 2014
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Ultra added Sep 23, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak added May 16, 2014
Vibram FiveFingers VI-B Shoe added Mar 26, 2014
$85
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc 3 added Mar 23, 2014
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO added Mar 2, 2014
Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO added Feb 12, 2014
$62 - $90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR added Feb 12, 2014
The North Face Ultra Kilowatt added Jan 4, 2014
Saucony PowerGrid Cortana 3 added Oct 25, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Adidas adizero Hagio added Jul 29, 2013
Vibram FiveFingers EL-X added Mar 31, 2013
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Speed XC added Mar 31, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Vapor Glove added Jan 21, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Lontra added Dec 4, 2012
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Xero Shoes Invisible Shoes 6mm Contact added Nov 30, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vivo Barefoot Legacy added Sep 23, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS added Feb 26, 2012
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Dash Glove added Feb 7, 2012
Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 added Feb 7, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance 110 added Feb 6, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Trail added Jan 14, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Mix Master added Jan 14, 2012
Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access Arc added Jan 14, 2012
Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport LS added Sep 1, 2011
$56
Vibram FiveFingers Speed added Sep 1, 2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
New Balance Minimus Trail added Mar 16, 2011
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove added Feb 10, 2011
$110 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove added Feb 10, 2011
$100 MSRP
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS added Feb 8, 2011
Vibram FiveFingers KomodoSport added Feb 8, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Classic Smartwool added Oct 21, 2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport added Aug 18, 2010
$100
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila added Jul 16, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek added Dec 24, 2009
$125 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Vibram FiveFingers Flow added Apr 5, 2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Vibram FiveFingers KSO added Mar 24, 2008
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Vibram FiveFingers Classic added Jun 18, 2007
$75 - $80