Five Great Minimalist Running Shoes

11 February, 2013 | Written by Recuperat-ion Recuperat-ion
Minimalist running shoes have become a popular option and with good reason. The ability to hit the ground running and feel like you’re running barefoot is a feeling many runners strive for. While running barefoot is obviously unsafe, there are several brands of running shoes that offer shoes that simulate the experience. Whether you choose the New Balance Minimus or the Merrell Road Glove, you can improve the feel of your run with minimalist running shoes. The following are just five great minimalist running shoes to choose from.

New Balance Minimus
Imagine being able to truly feel the texture of the path you’re running on. What’s really different about this shoe is the 4mm drop from heel to toe that gives you a running experience that you’ve never had before. Best of all, the upper of the shoes allows you to run with or without socks. And, if you’re worried about the odor, don’t be. The interior is odor resistant so you’ll never have to worry about stinky running shoes again.

Sketchers GObionic
Take your running to the next level with this minimalist shoe. The Sketchers GObionic is ultra-lightweight and made with a suede and mesh upper that allows for great flexibility. The midsole offers great cushioning and support for a safe run, while the grippy rubber sole allows for the best traction. This is a great running shoe if you want to run on troubling services.

SKORA is a company that believes running shoes should be designed so that the shoe offers very little interference from the running experience. The SKORA FORM is designed around the human foot and designed in a way that it fits perfectly. With a sole that grips on and off the road, this shoe is great whether you love running on asphalt or trails.

Vibram Fivefingers Spyridon LS
While you may have never thought of your foot as a masterpiece, the people at Vibram have. That’s why the Fivefingers Spyridon LS was designed to look like a foot. Quite possibly the coolest running shoe you’ve ever seen, the shoe looks just like a foot that has been coated in rubber. You have the real foot feel, but your feet are still protected, even on rugged surfaces. The surface is even coated in 3M reflective material that allows you safety when running in the dark.

Merrell Road Glove
Weighing less than half a pound, the Merrell Road Glove is designed for the ultimate running experience on asphalt. The sole is perfectly flat so that you can run comfortably on the road, but also have breathable uppers and reflective material to keep you safe when going for that early morning run.
If you want the best running experience, you need to invest in minimalist running shoes. Whether it’s the New Balance Minimus or the Vibram Fivefingers Spyridon LS, you can improve your running experience and be one with nature. The key is trying on the different brands and finding a brand that truly works for you, both in comfort and support.

Rodney is a Fitness trainer and loves to write on Fitness and Diet programs. He recently bought one of those New Balance Minimus shoes for his daily cross fit program.

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