Top 10 Minimalist Shoes
for April 2021

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Inov-8 Men's Bare XF 210 V2 - Minimalist Cross Training Shoes - Khaki/Gum - 10.5

Inov-8 Men's Bare XF 210 V2

Minimalist Cross Training Shoes, Khaki/Gum, 10.5

by INOV-8
What We like

VERSATILE EVERYDAY SHOE - Perfect for everyday wear and multipurpose gym. These minimalist trainers are perfect for deadlifting and squatting.

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Product Features

  • MINIMAL CUSHIONING - These lightweight trainers have minimal support so you can feel more balanced, agile and connected to the ground during indoor workouts for that true barefoot experience.
  • ZERO DROP - Zero lift allow steady for deadlifts and stable footing so you can get that natural feel as near to being barefoot as you can without taking your shoes off.
  • WIDE TOE BOX - Plenty of space in the forefoot allows you to spread out the toes and provides a solid base for weightlifting so you can feel secure in your stance.

Zero drop - zero lift allow steady for deadlifts and stable footing so you can get that natural feel as near to being barefoot as you can without taking your shoes off. Wide toe box - plenty of space in the forefoot allows you to spread out the toes and provides a solid base for weightlifting so you can feel secure in your stance. Minimal cushioning - these lightweight trainers have minimal support so you can feel more balanced, agile and connected to the ground during indoor workouts for that true barefoot experience.

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Xero Shoes Speed Force - Vegan Men's Barefoot, Minimalist, Lightweight Running Shoe - Roads, Trails, Workouts Black

Xero Shoes Speed Force

Vegan Men's Barefoot, Minimalist, Lightweight Running Shoe, Roads, Trails, Workouts Black

by Xero Shoes
What We like

VERSATILE - Speed Force was made to be a racing shoe, but people are wearing it for walking, hiking, trail running, CrossFit, lifting, working out, or just all-day, every day wear. Perfect for travel since you can use it for almost everything, and it won't add bulk or weight to your luggage. The reflective heel and midfoot straps help you stay visible.

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Product Features

  • NATURAL FIT -- A wide toe box lets your toes splay, spread, and move naturally. The non-elevated, zero-drop heel allows for proper posture. A truly minimalist shoe that lets your body work the way nature intended.
  • BAREFOOT COMFORT - So lightweight you'll barely know it's on. The slightly stretchy, breathable mesh upper, and the silky smooth, moisture-wicking lining, give the Speed Force slipper-like comfort.

Barefoot comfort - so lightweight you'll barely know it's on. the slightly stretchy, breathable mesh upper, and the silky smooth, moisture-wicking lining, give the speed force slipper-like comfort. Natural fit -- a wide toe box lets your toes splay, spread, and move naturally. the non-elevated, zero-drop heel allows for proper posture. a truly minimalist shoe that lets your body work the way nature intended.

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Xero Shoes Prio - Men's Minimalist Barefoot-Inspired Trail and Road Running Shoe - Fitness, Athletic Zero Drop Sneaker Black/White

Xero Shoes Prio

Men's Minimalist Barefoot-Inspired Trail and Road Running Shoe, Fitness, Athletic Zero Drop Sneaker Black/White

What We like

Foot-first design. Wide toe boxes let your toes spread and relax. Zero-drop, non-elevated sole for proper posture

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Product Features

  • FeelTrue sole gives you great traction, protection, and the stimulation and feedback your feet and brain want.
  • The lightweight, flexible performance shoe for road running, trail running, fitness, CrossFit, hiking, and more...
  • Low-to-the-ground for balance and agility. The flexible sole lets your feet bend and move naturally.
  • IMPORTANT SIZING NOTE: As of August 20, 2019 the Prio was resized to fit "true to size." We recommend ordering your typical shoe size. Of course, if this isn't correct, you can exchange it for the right size.

The lightweight, flexible performance shoe for road running, trail running, fitness, crossfit, hiking, and more... Low-to-the-ground for balance and agility. the flexible sole lets your feet bend and move naturally. Feeltrue sole gives you great traction, protection, and the stimulation and feedback your feet and brain want. Important sizing note: as of august 20, 2019 the prio was resized to fit "true to size." we recommend ordering your typical shoe size. of course, if this isn't correct, you can exchange it for the right size.

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WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Size 11 Low Zero Drop Male Parkour Road Sport Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Breathable Beach Black Gum 45

WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Size 11 Low Zero Drop Male Parkour Road Sport Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Breathable Beach Black Gum 45

What We like

Padded rear collar pad for achilles comfort.

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Product Features

  • Sticky-grip rubber outsole combines grip, traction, and durability for trail-ready performance.
  • Engineered knit upper for a sock-like fit and flexible feel.
  • Zero-drop, non-elevated sole for proper posture and balance.
  • 5 mm POWER FOOTBED for underfoot cushioning.

Sticky-grip rubber outsole combines grip, traction, and durability for trail-ready performance. Zero-drop, non-elevated sole for proper posture and balance. Engineered knit upper for a sock-like fit and flexible feel. 5 mm power footbed for underfoot cushioning.

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ALEADER Minimalist Running Shoes Mens Barefoot Five Fingers Toe Shoes Navy 10.5 M US Men

ALEADER Minimalist Running Shoes Mens Barefoot Five Fingers Toe Shoes Navy 10.5 M US Men

by ALEADER
What We like

Five-toe box design running shoes help you feel like you're barefoot for lightweight comfort.Mesh and TPU upper provides lasting flexibility and breathable

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Product Features

  • SIZE GUIDE: For comfortable, please choose one size Bigger
  • Machine washable. Air dry away from sun or heat source
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop closure at instep for a more secure fit
  • Specialized sole offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrains while maintaining a higher level of durability, suitable for trekking and multisport as well as all season hiking and travel.

Size guide: for comfortable, please choose one size bigger Specialized sole offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrains while maintaining a higher level of durability, suitable for trekking and multisport as well as all season hiking and travel. Adjustable hook-and-loop closure at instep for a more secure fit Machine washable. air dry away from sun or heat source

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WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Male Light Weight Comfy Lite Tennis FiveFingers Black Size 10

WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Male Light Weight Comfy Lite Tennis FiveFingers Black Size 10

What We like

Anatomical shape provides natural comfort.

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Product Features

  • Adaptive materials and minimalist construction.
  • Note, if between sizes, order next size down.
  • Zero drop from heel to toe for a natural stride.
  • Our vegan friendly footwear uses 0% animal products.

Our vegan friendly footwear uses 0% animal products. Adaptive materials and minimalist construction. Note, if between sizes, order next size down. Zero drop from heel to toe for a natural stride.

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WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Male Light Weight Comfy Lite Tennis FiveFingers Black Size 10

WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Male Light Weight Comfy Lite Tennis FiveFingers Black Size 10

What We like

True rubber sole provides great protection while still getting the ground feedback.

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Product Features

  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a more barefoot feeling.
  • Note, if between sizes, order next size down
  • Produced using animal free products and processes.
  • A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax.

A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax. Note, if between sizes, order next size down Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a more barefoot feeling. Produced using animal free products and processes.

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WHITIN Women's Minimalist Barefoot Shoes Low Zero Drop Trail Running 5 Five Fingers Size 9 9.5 Wide Toe Box for Female Lady Ultra Lite Light Weight Comfy Athletic Grey Pink 40

WHITIN Women's Minimalist Barefoot Shoes Low Zero Drop Trail Running 5 Five Fingers Size 9 9.5 Wide Toe Box for Female Lady Ultra Lite Light Weight Comfy Athletic Grey Pink 40

What We like

SIZE ATTENTION: True to size! If between size, order next size down for snug fit or order next size up for comfort fit. 8-12-2019 Updated size guide based on customer's comments.

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Product Features

  • A Wide toe box is flexible enough to let your feet bend, move, and flex the way.
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop closure at instep for a more secure fit.
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a more barefoot feeling.
  • Zero-drop, non-elevated sole for proper posture and balance.

Adjustable hook-and-loop closure at instep for a more secure fit. Zero-drop, non-elevated sole for proper posture and balance. Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a more barefoot feeling. A wide toe box is flexible enough to let your feet bend, move, and flex the way.

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L-RUN Mens Minimalist Trail Running Barefoot Shoes White Women 11, Men 8.5 M US

L-RUN Mens Minimalist Trail Running Barefoot Shoes White Women 11

Men 8.5 M US

What We like

NON-SLIP&FOOT SAFETY: Thicken outsole with stronger traction, prevent you from slipping in slippery conditions. Durable rubber soles with comfortable thicken honeycomb structure insole, protect your feet from getting hurt by rock and stone.

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Product Features

  • FLEXIBLE&LIGHTWEIGHT: Take advantage of the textile, high-quality flexible and lightweight style fits your barefoot skin perfectly and make you feel like wearing socks.
  • Occasion: Perfectly design for swimming, surfing, water sports, beach sports, sailing, yoga, water aerobics sports etc. Nice Choice for Family Outdoor Activities.
  • STRETCH MATERIAL: Upper with stretch breathable ultra light weight fabric for fast draining and cross ventilation, give excellent flexible and comfortable.
  • ELASTIC BAND: Elastic band with removable shoeslaces help adjust the shoes according to the width of the feet quickly, convenient and did not step on the troubles of shoelaces.

Occasion: perfectly design for swimming, surfing, water sports, beach sports, sailing, yoga, water aerobics sports etc. nice choice for family outdoor activities. Flexible&lightweight: take advantage of the textile, high-quality flexible and lightweight style fits your barefoot skin perfectly and make you feel like wearing socks. Elastic band: elastic band with removable shoeslaces help adjust the shoes according to the width of the feet quickly, convenient and did not step on the troubles of shoelaces. Stretch material: upper with stretch breathable ultra light weight fabric for fast draining and cross ventilation, give excellent flexible and comfortable.

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JOOMRA Womens Road Running Minimalist Barefoot Shoes All Black Trail Runner Size 8.5 Treadmil Cross Training Athletic Female Wide Toes Box Gym Trekking Ladies Hiking Sneakers 39

JOOMRA Womens Road Running Minimalist Barefoot Shoes All Black Trail Runner Size 8.5 Treadmil Cross Training Athletic Female Wide Toes Box Gym Trekking Ladies Hiking Sneakers 39

What We like

Rubber outsoles offer the optimal balance of traction and durability, with a responsive feel on unpredictable terrain.circular lug patterns provide grip during movement

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Product Features

  • Reflective strip on heel counter,make sure safty during exercise at night
  • Note: style '#1 color' is snug fit, if between sizes, order next size up . style '#2 color' is relaxed fit. if between sizes, order next size down.
  • Thicker topline wrapped perfectly around feet, which make shoes not fall off during exercise
  • Removable insoles support the feets arches and not cause too much pressure and transfer weight over the ball of the feet.

Reflective strip on heel counter,make sure safty during exercise at night Thicker topline wrapped perfectly around feet, which make shoes not fall off during exercise Removable insoles support the feets arches and not cause too much pressure and transfer weight over the ball of the feet. Note: style '#1 color' is snug fit, if between sizes, order next size up . style '#2 color' is relaxed fit. if between sizes, order next size down.

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