The 10 Best Barefoot Running Shoes For Men
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. In recent years, many runners have begun transitioning away from traditional sneakers, instead opting for minimalist footwear. Many believe that the excessive cushioning and bulk of standard shoes is biomechanically detrimental, whereas these barefoot models engage more muscles, improve posture and running gait, and enhance one's tactile connection with the terrain.. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
December 12, 2018:
A few of our picks straddle the line between barefoot runners and minimalist trail runners, but in reality, there is very little difference between the two. For instance, the Merrell Trail Glove 4 are barefoot-inspired, but it hardly matters, because they are essentially the same thing with a slightly different aesthetic and profile. Regardless, for those set on the Vibram 5-Finger style models, we have included a fair share, because in truth, they are still among the best on the market, even after the initial hype and novelty has died down.