Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud Review

Looking for a barefoot running sandal to help you improve your forefoot strike? The Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud is an ultra-thin minimalist running sandal that helps you precisely adjust your forefoot running technique for the better.

Xeros Shoes Amuri Cloud Review for Forefoot RunningThe Amuri Cloud by Xero Shoes is very barefoot-like, allowing internal foot structures to self-strengthen, thereby preventing overuse injuries when forefoot running.

Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud

The Amuri Cloud has a simple lacing system allowing the sandal to stay securely on your foot. They are also more durable than expected –considering the thinness of the outsole. The sole has a soft, plush feel, adding more comfort to your stride, also.

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The outsole material of the Amuri Cloud  provides slight insulation in cooler temperatures.

Nonetheless, I like that the Amuri Cloud nicely contours to your foot without adding support. Your foot is essentially supportless, i.e. no arch support, which is very imparative to building foot and ankle strength.

Other notable features of the Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud:

  • 6mm thin outsole
  • Heel cup prevents debris from trapping in
  • Laces are uniquely integrated into the sandal to avoid contact with the ground, thereby abrading is prevented
  • Extremely durable – 5,000 mile warranty
  • Adjustable lacing if you prefer a tight or loose fit
  • Great for walking and hiking as well
  • Lots of room for toe splay; strap doesn’t cause the toes to pinch together
Amuri Cloud
The Amuri Cloud comes ready to wear – The lacing is already installed for you!

The Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud contains all the ingredients you need to improve your forefoot running technique. Because they are intended to mold exactly to your foot structure, you should order a full size larger than your normal size.


Be sure to check out my other reviews on Xero Shoes:

Amuri Z-Trek

Amuri Venture 

Looking for something different, other than a barefoot running sandal? Here are my reviews on barefoot-like running shoes for forefoot strikers.

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Bretta Riches

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

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Run Forefoot Facebook Page, it's a terrific place to ask questions about forefoot running, barefoot running and injury. I'm always happy to help!

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