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Pros Lightweight, supple, breathable, excellent ground feel, 2mm removable insole, great valueLightweight, nimble, extremely minimal, moderate priceLightweight, precise, nimble, great foot strengtheningSoft and supple uppers, simple design, thin sole, durable materialsRecycled materials, durable, excellent traction, highly versatile
Cons Less durable, not water resistantPermeable to water and dust, some may experience frictionLess durable, too thin for rocky trailsLess secure fit for aggressive or uneven terrainThicker sole, less purist minimalist design
Bottom Line This is a performance racing flat that's great for so much more than just racingVibram 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 casual kick that performs like a purist minimalist shoeThis update is another excellent iteration of a versatile, durable shoe we love
Rating Categories Speed Force FiveFingers KSO EVO Vapor Glove 4 Softstar Adult DASH... Trail Glove 5 ECO
Performance (30%)
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Barefoot Accuracy (25%)
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Specs Speed Force FiveFingers KSO EVO Vapor Glove 4 Softstar Adult... Trail Glove 5 ECO
Style Barefoot performance Barefoot road Barefoot trail Barefoot road Minimalist trail
Weight (per pair) 12 oz (size 10) 8.5 oz (size 41 EU) 11 oz (size 10) 12.5 oz (size 9U) 14.5 oz (size 9.5)
Stack Height (mm) 4.5 mm (2 mm removable insole) 5 mm 6.5 mm 5 mm 11.5 / 11.5 mm
Heel to Toe drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Outsole 4.5 mm FeelTrue 3 mm 1.5 mm web, 2 mm lugs 5 mm Vibram OmniFlex 3 mm Vibram EcoDura
Midsole Removable 2 mm insole 2 mm 3 mm N/A 10% Bloom
Upper Material Mesh Polyester fabric Mesh and TPU Leather Recycled mesh, TPU
Best For Running, gym casual Running, gym Running, hiking Running, gym, casual Running, hiking, casual
Width Options Regular, wide Regular Regular Narrow, Regular, Wide Regular
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