Reviewing the best forefoot running shoes aimed directly at improving your forefoot running form and the functional needs of the feet. These shoes are either study-proven or given high marks among wear-testers and myself for supporting the natural anatomy and function of the human foot, helping you be stronger and more efficient from the ground up and for engaging your forefoot running mechanics in ways that are more functional.
The 0-drop Merrell Trail Glove 5 barefoot running shoes are a better choice for minimalist runners who prefer moderate underfoot cushion for a more complete soothing of rocky trails, crushed gravel paths and other heavy debris-littered grounds, without comprosmised ground-feel and flexibility. Bottom line, the Trail Gloves 5’s 3 mm toothy Vibram rubber outsole provides only what you need to go fast with strong and steady footsteps, so you can dominate any serious trail with confidence.
A new study found the Vibram Five Fingers worked effectively at significantly reducing mechanical and impact loading off the knees and back in runners.
What stores sell Vibram Five Fingers? A list of stores that carry a wide variety of Vibram Five Fingers for forefoot running.
The Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud is an ultra thin minimalist running sandal designed to feel barefoot and help improve your forefoot running form.
Looking for mininalist running sandals without bothersome toe-straps? You’ll love the Amuri Z Trek from Xero Shoes, which does the necessary job at closely replicating barefooting and improving your minimalist running experience on rocky, uneven trails to smooth roads and the track!