Barefoot / Minimal Shoes

Recent Barefoot / Minimal Shoe Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

Definitely a scam...just normal uncomfortable socks. Definitely a scam. Bought them on supersockcompany.com They are not Swiss, but Chinese. Supersock has terrible customer care. Don't buy because that have "satisfaction guaranteed". They won't answer and won't give money back. They are not durable or tough...just normal uncomfortable socks. Don't trust supersockcompany. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent Insulated

They extend cold weather running. Added protection for the feet. And extremely lightweight and flexible. This is my third winter with my Insulated Trek Ascents. They definitely lengthen my minimalist running season (my first preference is barefoot) into the winter month. I bought a size up as suggested by the website. They fit good barefoot or with an extremely lightweight sock, but the next pair I order will be a size larger than that. Just so it’s clear, my regular Vibram FiveFingers are a size… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Vibram Men's FiveFingers Trek Ascent

Incredible grip. Very lightweight. My choice of footwear is typically none—I prefer barefooting for my warm weather adventures. When a shoe is required (over stimulated feet, the terrain gets too rocky) one of my go-to shoes is the Trek Ascent. They simply protect my feet and allow me to carry on. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Skinners Sock Shoes

Is it a sock? is it a shoe? Yes! Skinners sock shoes might be a new category in outdoor footwear. I recently acquired some Skinners Sock Shoes. What? They are basically a sock covered on the sole with a protective rubber polymer. I believe that this might be new category of outdoor footwear. I'd say they offer more protection that a sock and perhaps less protection than a minimalist shoe. I suppose the closest comparable footwear might be minimalist footwear like FiveFingers Shoes, Merrell Trail… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Xero Shoes DIY 4mm Kit

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

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

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

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

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

rated 2 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

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

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent Insulated added Oct 18, 2019
$73 - $130
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Skinners Sock Shoes added Jun 18, 2019
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (9)
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss) added Sep 26, 2016
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Xero Shoes DIY 4mm Kit added May 16, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vibram FiveFingers Trek Ascent added May 7, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak added May 16, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR added Feb 12, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Adidas adizero Hagio added Jul 29, 2013
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
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Merrell Barefoot Run Dash Glove 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
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
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
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
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Vibram FiveFingers Sprint added May 22, 2007

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