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