The Minimus 10v1 Trail
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Pros Super lightweight, exceptional ground-feel, freedom of movementVersatile, durable, tough, uniqueTough exterior, stable, snug lacing systemVersatile from trail to road, durable, breathableInexpensive, multi-purpose, rugged and durable
Cons Inconsistent grip, short stock laces, potentially short lifetimeWeighty, aggressively barefoot in designOdd flex pattern, decreased sensitivity, lack of dexterity in toesSnug fit, hard soled, lack of downward flexionWonky, sizing is tough, take a long time to break-in
Bottom Line A perfect mix of road and trail runner, our Editors' Choice for outstanding barefoot accuracyWith their stab at the road trainer market, Xero makes a strong effort that beats out well-known linesA FiveFinger shoe that earns our Top Pick for Adventure and Trail RunningA great entry-level minimalist trail runner, that is unquestionably capable of so much moreIf you are looking for a gym shoe with a barefoot background, this should be on your short list
Rating Categories Merrell Vapor Glove 4 Xero Shoes Prio Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus Trail 10v1 FiveFingers KSO
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Specs Merrell Vapor... Xero Shoes Prio Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus Trail 10v1 FiveFingers KSO
Style Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot trail Minimalist trail Barefoot road
Weight (oz per shoe) 5.4 oz (size EU 42) 9.3 oz (9.7 oz w/ optional insole, size US 11) 6.9 oz (size EU 42) 7.2 oz (size US 9.0) 6.8 oz (size US 11.5)
Stack Height (mm) 6.5 mm 5.5 mm 3.7 mm 15 mm/11 mm 3.5 mm
Heel to Toe drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 4mm 0 mm
Outsole 3.5mm, Vibram TC5+ 5.5mm, FeelTrue Rubber 3.7mm, Megagrip Rubber Integrated, Vibram rubber w/ Flex Grooves 3.5mm, XS Trek Performance Rubber
Cushion (mm) 0 mm Optional 2 mm Insole 2 mm EVA Insole 0 mm 2mm
Upper Material Cordura mesh and TPU Mesh with synthetic leather overlays 3D Cocoon Mesh Synthetic mesh Stretch polyamide, polyester, Hypalon
Best For (running, hiking, etc.) Running, gym Gym, casual, running Running, hiking Running, hiking Gym, running
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular
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