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