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Pros Versatile from trail to road, durable, breathableSuper flexible, amazing feedback, spacious fit, breathable, optional insoleSuperlight, exceptional natural feel, flexible, affordableSuper low-profile sole, comfortably padded, designed for durabilityTough exterior, stable, snug lacing system
Cons Snug fit, hard soled, lack of downward flexionHeavier than most, potential durability issues, short lacesDiminished grip off-road, confining stretch collar, bulky lacesTapered toe box is a bit restrictive, traction is compromised by dirt, lack of versatilityOdd flex pattern, decreased sensitivity, lack of dexterity in toes
Bottom Line A fan favorite for its lightweight breathability, versatile performance, and bomber durabilityFrom its airy fit to its free range of motion, this barefoot shoe offers the best in lightweight running performanceA barefoot trainer that continues to define the category, this shoe’s ultra-thin outsole helps deliver superior natural feelAn incredibly thin outsole, supportive padding, and reinforced sidewalls make this an ideal barefoot gym trainerRun in comfort and confidence in this tank of a FiveFinger shoe
Rating Categories Minimus Trail 10v1 Xero Shoes HFS Merrell Vapor Glove 5 Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 V3 Vibram V-Trail 2.0
Natural Feel (40%)
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9.0
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7.0
Traction (15%)
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Specs Minimus Trail 10v1 Xero Shoes HFS Merrell Vapor Glove 5 Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 V3 Vibram V-Trail 2.0
Style Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot trail
Weight (per shoe) 7.9 oz (size US 9.5) 5.8 oz (size US 8.5) 6.8 oz (size US 9) 6.9 oz (size EU 42)
Stack Height 5.5 mm (w/o insole) 6.5 mm 1.5 mm (w/o insole) 5.7 mm
Heel to Toe drop 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Outsole 5.5mm FeelTrue 2 mm, Vibram Ecostep 1.5 mm,
Inov-8 rubber
3.7 mm, Megagrip Rubber
Midsole None None None 2 mm EVA
Insole 3 mm High Density EVA Integrated
4 mm EVA
3 mm Power Footbed None
Upper Material Mesh and TPU Mesh and TPU Mesh and Rope-Tec TPU 3D Cocoon Mesh
Best For (running, gym, etc.) Running Running Gym Running
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular
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