MN NtrLvr from Minnesota
These shoes are insanely comfortable and wildly cute.
period. Buy them. They don't make your feet look huge and
sloppy like normal athletic shoes, yet have a great grippy
sole and don't slip or get all wonky like a sandal.
Breathable, flexible, hugs the foot in just the right
places. The lavender is great, not too girly but still
really cute and versatile. Hands down the best athletic shoe
I have ever worn.
Colorado Weekend Warrior from
This is my first pair of barefoot/minimalist shoes,
and I just got them used from the REI Garage Sale this past
weekend. I typically run 3.5-5 miles at a time, which is
fairly comfortable for me. I've been researching these shoes
for the last couple weeks, and pretty much every source
recommends that new buyers take a week to get used to
barefoot shoes by wearing them around the house, walking
around, etc. I got a little overeager and took them out for
a 3.5 mile run the day I got them. They felt great to run in
- lightweight, easy on the knees, good traction, and it's
pretty exhilarating to be able to feel so much more of the
terrain that I was running on. I noticed my steps were much
louder than with my regular running shoes, made a bit of a
slapping noise. No big deal. I was expecting to fatigue
faster in these shoes, but if anything I felt stronger. It
wasn't until I was done and taking the shoes off that I
noticed the INTENSE shaking/cramping in my calves. Now, 2
days later, my calves are so sore that I still can't walk
normally. Regardless, I plan on taking them out for another
spin tonight. Long story short: wonderful to run in. These
shoes will change the way you run, and work muscles you
forgot you had. This is exactly the game-changer I needed to
make my running routine interesting and challenging again.
Averagejo from Southwest
I have 2 points to make, one of which hasn't yet been
addressed: the shoe box advises purchasers to visit [@] for
training/usage tips delivered through videos. Having joint
problems, and having improperly been trained in high school
track to initiate each stride with a heel strike, I found
the videos helpful. Also, re: size, I ordered my street shoe
size, which is 1 size smaller than my athletic shoe/hiking
boot size. For my slightly wide feet, the street shoe size
fits perfectly. By the way, [...] incorrectly told me that
the front edge of the shoe should be a thumb's width from
the edge of my big toe. Such shoe, 1/2 a size larger than
the one I purchased, felt terrible on the soles and the top
of my foot and caused foot fatigue right there in the store.
Wearing an ultra-thin running sock, there is about 1/4"
between my big toe and the front edge of the shoe I happily