Sockwa X8 Review for Forefoot Running

Sockwa X8 Review for Forefoot Running

The Sockwa X8 is virtually a lighter, softer, more flexible and warmer variant of most Vibram Five Finger models and does a great job at merging durability and ample ground-feel, feeling like you’re wearing nothing on your feet, yet the shoe is superbly built to last.

If you love feeling every aspect of the ground under your feet, then the Sockwa X8 is the best choice (aside from going barefoot) because the shoe’s biggest asset, it’s razor-thin outsole, unleashes faster and more reliable sensory feedback, enabling gains in mechanical improvements to be sustained.

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