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Price $99.95 at Amazon
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$79.99 at Amazon$140 List
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Pros Lightweight, nimble, extremely minimal, moderate priceLightweight, precise, nimble, great foot strengtheningGreat trail traction, supple forefoot, wide toe box, soft interior, good weather protection, breathableSupple forefoot, Rope-Tec side grips, optimized for gym useSoft and supple, wide toe box, adaptable to broad range or weather
Cons Permeable to water and dust, some may experience frictionLess durable, too thin for rocky trailsTight in the midfoot, heel less secure, heel-toe drop of 4 mm may be more than some barefoot users desireLess optimized for running, less breathableWide toe box can look/feel bulky, leather needs care
Bottom Line Vibram continues to dominate the minimal shoe industry with this novel and exceptional shoeExcellent ground feel, nimbleness, and low weight combine under a very fair price priceA lightweight, supple minimalist running shoe that features excellent traction on trailInov-8 designed this shoe as a minimalist shoe for gym and cross training useThis is an excellent, durable, and very comfortable minimalist shoe for road running and casual use
Rating Categories FiveFingers KSO EVO Vapor Glove 4 Minimus Trail 10v1 BARE-XF 210 V2 PRIMAL RunAmoc
Performance (30%)
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Specs FiveFingers KSO EVO Vapor Glove 4 Minimus Trail 10v1 BARE-XF 210 V2 PRIMAL RunAmoc
Style Barefoot road Barefoot trail Minimalist trail Training Barefoot w/ 2mm “street” sole
Total Stack Height (mm) 5 mm 6.5 mm Not reported by NB 3 mm 2 mm
Weight (oz) per pair 8.5 oz 11 oz 14.5 oz 13.5 oz 13 oz
Drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 4 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Outsole Thickness (mm) 3 mm 1.5 mm web, 2 mm lugs Not reported by NB 3 mm w/ 1.5 mm lug depth 2 mm street or 5 mm trail sole
Midsole/Insole Thickness 2 mm 3 mm Not reported by NB N/A N/A
Widths available Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular, Narrow
Upper Material Polyester fabric Mesh and TPU Sythetic/mesh Mesh Leather
Best For (running, hiking, etc.) Running, gym Running, hiking Running, hiking Gym Road running, hiking, casual
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