The Xero Shoes Prio is a well-designed minimalist shoe that is easily disguised as an "ordinary" shoe. It has a thin, 5.5mm sole that is supple enough to feel the ground underfoot, soft and flexible uppers, and a wide toe box that allows toes room to splay and flex. The fit is spacious but secure thanks to the huarache-sandal-inspired lacing system. The Prio feels a bit heavier and bulkier than the most minimal of shoes in this category, but we thoroughly enjoyed the freedom our feet felt wearing them around town, to the gym, and on our runs.
If you're looking for 'less' of a shoe that more closely resembles the unshod foot feeling with top-notch performance, the Editors' Choice-winning Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO is equally affordable yet provides an even more minimal barefoot experience.