Mens Barefoot Shoes"
I got these to replace my well-worn KSOs and couldn't be happier with the new design, especially the textured sole. I've been using them for both HIIT training and running, an…
- Patrick, 07/28/14
They were tight on my feet even though I followed the size chart.…
- David, 03/18/14
I have been a runner for a long time and recently had some knee issues. once i switched to these i have had no issues at all. They take some getting used to and you really n…
- keith, 11/08/11
I have the KSO and the Bikila LS and they are amazing. I didn't realize it at the time, but there was just something off about the fit of both, nothing bad but it only became…
- Corey, 08/20/11
These shoes did amazing! My first day was a little confusing seeing as the CVT LS has 2 traction pads inside the first 2 toes which was odd, but not at all uncomfortable. They…
- David, 03/13/15
I just want the points. I'd appreciate if you find it helpful to get even more points :D…
- Fernando, 11/30/10
This shoe really changes the way that running and all other active pursuits are accomplished. It is an experience, to say the least, and an amazing one at that. The only pro…
- Zach, 01/31/11
Shoe fits well, and I like all aspects of it, however, after two weeks of wearing it, the mesh near the bottom knuckle of the big toe was tearing. Most likely due to me putti…
- Brian, 01/10/15
I have had these shoes for about 2 months now and a wear them every day to my desk job. The shoes are very comfortable and stylish. I have noticed now that on the outer of t…
- Daniel, 11/20/14
I read "Born to Run" and was immediately sold on utilizing minimalist shoes over any overly supported running shoe. I started using my thin running shoes and working out baref…
- Michael, 02/26/15
Ok. So I wore out the first pair at work (soles worn) and then they became my bike shoes. We do two/three rides a week on the Masi, 22 or 30 miles along the Erie Canal. Thr…
- Scott, 07/24/14
To be clear up front, I'm hard on shoes. I'm 6'2" and 230 pounds with big wide size 13s that beat up shoes. I work in a busy restaurant and hammer out 12 hour shifts most da…
- Scott, 05/07/14
I'll be honest. I haven't done a lot of running in these. However, they are fantastic for playing disc golf, biking, raking leaves, and looking awesome. Great tread and Vibram…
- Jeremy, 11/23/14
I absolutely love these shoes! These shoes are very well built and live up to the quality that one can expect from merrell. The lugs on the vibram sole are very deep and provi…
- Benjamin, 03/28/15
I bought these for the sole purpose of power lifting. however, these are not true barefoot shoes. there is a slight arch which isn't mentioned in the product description (thou…
- ibsen, 10/23/13
These five-fingered trekking sandals provide unsurpassed comfort to the wearer in a multitude of conditions and environments. I've worn these on many backpacking and hiking ve…
- Josh, 03/16/15
Port Huron, MI
from my home to the road to the back woods and back, good for the whole circuit. comfortable for a trail runner and glad that i sprang for the nicer pair.…
- david, 05/11/12
These shoes are so comfortable and VERY versatile. The have great grip and tread, the Kevlar lined sole does a great job of absorbing impact points so it doesn't hurt to step…
- Jamie, 06/01/12
Most people think I'm crazy for having over 30 pair of Vibrams ... but that's quite alright, because I love my VFFs! They're all I wear. After buying a pair of the new MRs i…
- William, 03/23/14
I have owned several models of vibram five finger shoes. These are one of my favorite ones. Very comfortable and the tread is perfect for traction in all directions. I use the…
- jason, 10/30/14
The Inov-8 Bare-XF 260 shoe gives me ultimate versatility, in function and style. I can wear these almost anywhere I go, save for that suit 'n' tie function I cannot stand att…
- Tristan, 09/04/14
I am a big dude, 6'3" and a biscuit over 340lbs so I am always looking for shoes that can handle my bulk and still be comfortable. The Komodo Sport, size 47 for my size 13 fe…
- Larry, 12/08/11
Love the shoe! I have worn this shoe around town while running errands for the past month. Just wore it today for the first time at the gym. 2 things stood out for me. Fir…
- Barrett, 07/25/11
About Men's Barefoot and Minimalist Shoes:
If you're checking out the men's barefoot shoes on this page, then you probably already know how popular minimalist running has become. You probably also know there's all sorts of science and what not that shows how great barefoot running can be for you. All I know is that I always catch the girls on my co-ed, beer league, track team starring at my shoes. The ones I have are bright blue color, and really bring out my eyes. And the most important thing recreational track and field is to match your shoes to your eyes.
I own quite a few pairs of barefoot shoes, and absolutely love them. I have a really sweet pair of minimalist shoes that look like gloves on, but on my feet. These things have individual pockets for each of my toes to slide into. Not gonna lie though, they felt a little weird at first, but once I got used to them, I feel like they're the most comfy things my feet have ever worn. I mainly wear them for kayaking, and running. The best thing is that they dry super quick, so when I get them wet while kayaking, they dry fast.
Not all barefoot shoes need to have the separated toe thing going on. I have a couple other pairs that look exactly like normal shoes. I have a more normal looking pair of minimalist shoes that I use for my crossfit training. They're great because they have just a little bit of cushioning in the soles, so that my feet don't hurt when I do jumping exercises and what not.
Another pair that I have isn't really designed for any athletic activities. They're just great barefoot shoes that look like any other semi-dress casual shoes. You know, the type of shoe you would wear out to the bar. They're sort of like the mullet of shoes, saying, "I'm formal, but I like to party."
Before you scroll back up the page and check out our selection of barefoot shoes from the best brands in the industry, I want to note that if you are just getting into the barefoot shoe game, take it easy at first. Although minimalist shoes will be a more natural feel, spending years in more "traditional" shoes have probably taught you to walk and run in an unnaturally. Wearing barefoot shoes will pretty much correct that issue automatically. The thing is, it takes a little while for your body to get used to the feeling, so take it easy at first. For example, for your first few times out running, only run in your minimalist shoes for about half the distance you would normally run. That's probably all you'll really be able to run anyway, because you'll for sure feel the burn in your calf muscles.
The guy that sits next to me always wears barefoot shoes. His calf muscles are HUGE. Like, has to wear shorts all day, every day, huge. I want to ask him about it, but nobody knows his name.