We included the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run in this running shoe lineup to get the broadest range of kicks, from the most minimal style, the barefoot shoe, to the largest styles, the maximalist and stability shoes. Needless to say, the barefoot shoe should be something that runners do their research on before jumping into, and take slowly if one does make the transition. There's nothing worse than dropping good money on new shoes just to have a stress injury or unnecessary, prolonged soreness from a quick transition.
The V-Run scores very high in many of categories almost by default, given its inherent lightness and the comfort of the unaided foot landing. The upper was a comfortable, breathable polyester lycra stretch mesh that fit the foot fairly well - and the Vibram Vi-Lite and Mont rubber compound sole made for a comfortable landing. However, there were a number of other categories and technicalities that brought its overall score down, like its foot shape design. In this way it suffers from the same difficulty as the Altra Torin 2.5, whose signature FootShape Toe Box does not accommodate all foot shapes, particularly those with second toes that are longer than their first and laughably lower pinky toes, which means that the second toe slot is tight while the first toe is loose and the pinky toe can't even reach.