The more time you spend walking, running or working-out barefoot or in minimalist shoes, the more balanced you’ll be when you run in cushier shoes. This is because the more your feet can feel the ground, the stronger the electrical outputs in our neuromotor circuits become, the better your reflexes will be at keeping you more stable in cushioned shoes!
The anatomically-shaped, zero-drop Inov-8 Bare-XF 260 is an excellent weightlifting, crossfit and obstacle course racing shoe that is responsive and durable enough for long runs on the roads. You’ll also love that the meshy, stretchy upper creates an airy seal thats easily ajusted with the Velcro closure, really anchoring you down to the sole without any pressure points!
The Nike Free is not a barefoot shoe because the heel is too thickly cushioned and stiff which was found to impair forefoot strike adaption as compared with barefoot running.
The Vivobarefoot EVO Pure is a zero drop, road running/racing shoe that simulates feeling barefoot and is made for forefoot running on multi-terrain and dry land.
The Vivobarefoot One is a completely flat, super thin barefoot running shoe perfect for obstacle course races as well as running on asphalt, concrete, gravel, mud and snow!