The Vivobarefoot Achilles Sandal is like modern Huarache Running Sandals with its 3mm flexible rubber outsole that allows you to run with barefoot running simulation and forefoot strike precision.
The high degree of flexibility of minimalist shoes limits mechanical interference between the foot and ground which reduces knee pain injury in runners.
According to a recent study, running on a treadmill barefoot, not in shoes will help you maintain your forefoot strike.
In my opinion, the best Minimus running shoes for forefoot running is the 10V2 Minimus, which are not quite zero-drop, but low enough (4mm) to discourage heel strike and help you land on your forefoot.
Mizuno shoes for forefoot strikers include the Mizuno Universe Wave 5 because it’s flat, flexible and makes you feel fast.
Here’s an overview as to why older runners can minimize their risk of injury and foot weakness with barefoot running shoes.
Ever since the emergence of the barefoot/minimalist running boom, it is becoming increasingly exposed that lower back and leg pain are caused by cushioned running shoes and that barefoot or minimalist running counters these ailments
Running shoes for support negatively affects running performance due to increasing balance failure frequency.
Studies showed 5 to 8 minutes to adopt a forefoot strike in minimalist shoes. However, zero drop minimalist shoes prompted faster changes in foot strike.