Best Barefoot Trail Running Shoes: Xero Shoes Z-Trek

Best Barefoot Trail Running Shoes: Xero Shoes Z-Trek

If you enjoy running in minimalist sandals, Xero Shoes has made a trail running-specific sandal, the Z-Trail which sits on a zero-drop, 10 mm, lightweight, completely flexible outsole that has a heel cup to keep your heel in place and debris out. Read my full review here!

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches