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Pros Versatile, durable, tough, uniqueSuper lightweight, exceptional ground-feel, freedom of movementTough exterior, stable, snug lacing systemVersatile from trail to road, durable, breathableInexpensive, multi-purpose, rugged and durable
Cons Weighty, aggressively barefoot in designInconsistent grip, short stock laces, potentially short lifetimeOdd flex pattern, decreased sensitivity, lack of dexterity in toesSnug fit, hard soled, lack of downward flexionWonky, sizing is tough, take a long time to break-in
Bottom Line With their stab at the road trainer market, Xero makes a strong effort that beats out well-known linesA perfect mix of road and trail runner, our Editors' Choice for outstanding barefoot accuracyA 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 moreIf you are looking for a gym shoe with a barefoot background, this should be on your short list
Rating Categories Xero Shoes Prio Merrell Vapor Glove 4 Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus Trail 10v1 Vibram FiveFingers KSO
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Specs Xero Shoes Prio Merrell Vapor... Vibram V-Trail 2.0 Minimus Trail 10v1 Vibram FiveFingers...
Style Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot trail Minimalist trail Barefoot road
Weight (oz per shoe) 9.3 oz (9.7 oz w/ optional insole, size US 11) 5.4 oz (size EU 42) 6.9 oz (size EU 42) 7.2 oz (size US 9.0) 6.8 oz (size US 11.5)
Stack Height (mm) 5.5 mm 6.5 mm 3.7 mm 15 mm/11 mm 3.5 mm
Heel to Toe drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 4mm 0 mm
Outsole 5.5mm, FeelTrue Rubber 3.5mm, Vibram TC5+ 3.7mm, Megagrip Rubber Integrated, Vibram rubber w/ Flex Grooves 3.5mm, XS Trek Performance Rubber
Cushion (mm) Optional 2 mm Insole 0 mm 2 mm EVA Insole 0 mm 2mm
Upper Material Mesh with synthetic leather overlays Cordura mesh and TPU 3D Cocoon Mesh Synthetic mesh Stretch polyamide, polyester, Hypalon
Best For (running, hiking, etc.) Gym, casual, running Running, gym Running, hiking Running, hiking Gym, running
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular
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