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The Minimus 10v1 Trail
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
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Pros Inexpensive, multi-purpose, rugged and durableSuper lightweight, exceptional ground-feel, freedom of movementVersatile, durable, tough, uniqueTough exterior, stable, snug lacing systemVersatile from trail to road, durable, breathable
Cons Wonky, sizing is tough, take a long time to break-inInconsistent 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 flexion
Bottom Line If you are looking for a gym shoe with a barefoot background, this should be on your short listA 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 more
Rating Categories Vibram FiveFingers KSO Merrell Vapor Glove 4 Xero Shoes Prio Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus Trail 10v1
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Specs Vibram FiveFingers... Merrell Vapor... Xero Shoes Prio Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus Trail 10v1
Style Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot trail Minimalist trail
Weight (oz per shoe) 6.8 oz (size US 11.5) 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)
Stack Height (mm) 3.5 mm 6.5 mm 5.5 mm 3.7 mm 15 mm/11 mm
Heel to Toe drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 4mm
Outsole 3.5mm, XS Trek Performance Rubber 3.5mm, Vibram TC5+ 5.5mm, FeelTrue Rubber 3.7mm, Megagrip Rubber Integrated, Vibram rubber w/ Flex Grooves
Cushion (mm) 2mm 0 mm Optional 2 mm Insole 2 mm EVA Insole 0 mm
Upper Material Stretch polyamide, polyester, Hypalon Cordura mesh and TPU Mesh with synthetic leather overlays 3D Cocoon Mesh Synthetic mesh
Best For (running, hiking, etc.) Gym, running Running, gym Gym, casual, running Running, hiking Running, hiking
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular, Wide
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