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Pros Simple, spacious, soft and suppleLightweight, nimble, extremely minimal, moderate priceLightweight, precise, nimble, great foot strengtheningSoft sock-like interior, durable, rock plate for rough trail use, tread promotes toe articulationGreat trail traction, supple forefoot, wide toe box, soft interior, good weather protection, breathable
Cons Padded upper materials feel bulky, heavyPermeable to water and dust, some may experience frictionLess durable, too thin for rocky trailsThicker sole blunts ground feel, heavy, lacing system doesn’t cinch wellTight in the midfoot, heel less secure, heel-toe drop of 4 mm may be more than some barefoot users desire
Bottom Line An excellent minimalist shoe that allows toe splay and freedom to move your feet and feel the ground.Vibram continues to dominate the minimal shoe industry with this novel and exceptional shoe.Excellent ground feel, nimbleness, and low weight combine under a very fair price price.Well suited for rocky terrain even as a minimalist shoe due to its rock plate.A lightweight, supple minimalist running shoe that features excellent traction on trail.
Rating Categories Xero Shoes Prio - Women's FiveFingers KSO EVO Vapor Glove 4 Trail Glove 5 3D Minimus 10v1
Performance (30%)
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Barefoot Accuracy (25%)
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Weight (15%)
5
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Traction (15%)
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Weather Adaptability (10%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Xero Shoes Prio -... FiveFingers KSO EVO Vapor Glove 4 Trail Glove 5 3D Minimus 10v1
Style Barefoot road Barefoot road Barefoot trail Barefoot trail Minimalist trail
Total Stack Height (mm) 5.5 mm 5 mm 6.5 mm 11.5 mm Not reported by NB
Weight (oz) per pair 16 oz 8.5 oz 11 oz 14.5 oz 14.5 oz
Drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 4 mm
Outsole Thickness (mm) 5.5 mm 3 mm 1.5 mm web, 2 mm lugs 1.5 mm Not reported by NB
Midsole/Insole Thickness Optional 2 mm insole 2 mm 3 mm 4 mm Not reported by NB
Widths available Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular, Wide
Upper Material Mesh with synthetic leather overlays Polyester fabric Mesh and TPU 3D knit Sythetic/mesh
Best For (running, hiking, etc.) Running, gym, casual Running, gym Running, hiking Running, hiking Running, hiking
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