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The Minimus 10v1 Trail
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award  
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Pros Versatile, durable, tough, uniqueSuper lightweight, exceptional ground-feel, freedom of movementDurable, rugged, tough on the road, stylishTough exterior, stable, snug lacing systemMulti-purpose for trail or road, flexible, lightweight, breathable
Cons Weighty, aggressively barefoot in designInconsistent grip, short stock laces, potentially short lifetimeExpensive, low traction, fit larger than mostOdd flex pattern, decreased sensitivity, lack of dexterity in toesFit very snug, not for people with a high bridge, costly
Bottom Line With their stab at the road trainer market, Xero makes a strong effort that beats out well-known lines.A perfect mix of road and trail runner, our Editors' Choice for outstanding barefoot accuracy.These rugged road trainers are true-to-form in their translation of the barefoot experience.A FiveFinger shoe that earns our Top Pick for adventure and trail running.Fans of the Minimus get exactly what they expect out of this release of a now-famous product line.
Rating Categories Xero Shoes Prio Merrell Vapor Glove 4 Vivobarefoot Stealth 2 Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus 10v1 Trail
Running Performance (30%)
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Barefoot Accuracy (25%)
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Comfort (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Xero Shoes Prio Merrell Vapor... Vivobarefoot... Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus 10v1 Trail
Weight (per shoe, size EU 42) 9.3 oz (9.7 oz w/ optional insole) 5.4 oz 8.4 oz 6.9 oz 8.0 oz
Stack Height (mm) 5.5 mm 6.5 mm 3.0 mm 3.7 mm 15 mm/11 mm
Cushion (mm) Optional 2 mm Insole 0 0 2 mm EVA Insole 0
Heel to Toe drop (mm) 0 0 0 0 4mm
Upper Mesh with synthetic leather overlays Cordura mesh and TPU EVA cage with mesh 3D Cocoon Mesh Synthetic mesh
Outsole 5.5mm, FeelTrue Rubber 3.5mm, Vibram TC5+ 3mm, V Road Rubber w/ PRO5 3.7mm, Megagrip Rubber Integrated, Vibram rubber w/ Flex Grooves
Width Options None None None None Wide Version Available
Style Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot trail Minimalist trail
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