Top Barefoot Shoes for 2018

September 7, 2018

Barefoot running shoes are crafted to be as lightweight, flexible and minimalistic as possible without compromising on the basic structure built for support and comfort whilst running. Barefoot running shoes compliment your natural running stride, enabling you to make the most out of running on the trail or road. With a wide range of colours and styles, there’s plenty of choice to choose from so we’ve chosen 5 key styles for 2018, all available at Fitness Footwear.

Merrell Vapor Glove 3 Barefoot Shoes

The vegan mesh and TPU uppers and breathable mesh linings of these shoes combine to create an incredibly lightweight shoe with a sock-like feel. This locked-down fit comes complete with a TrailProtect pad for underfoot protection. This is constructed within the midfoot, giving you extra protection from sharp rocks and stones, and is complimented by the Vibram sole providing light but cushioned support for traction on most surfaces. A high level of abrasion helps to reduce wear and tear, and a large range of colours makes these suitable for both fashion and function.

Vibram Five Fingers V Trek Barefoot Shoes

The dynamic treaded sole is ideal for tracks and trails as well as the road, making this an ideal choice for shoes that work in a variety of environments, working particularly well when hiking or trail running. An impressive 9mm thick Megagrip sole still offers flexibility, but provides excellent grip and stability on these harsh terrains, and the closed ankle cuff stops stones and small twigs getting into your shoes while you run. With a quick drying and breathable fabric, this shoe is complete with a minimalist design that won’t go out of style.

Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit Barefoot Shoes

This is an ideal choice for trail running, with a 0mm drop between the heel and toe and offers the minimum you need for support and protection without additional unneeded padding. These shoes are grippy and water-resistant ideal for a variety of terrains, and can truly take a beating on and off the trail. This is another shoe that comes in a variety of bright and minimal colourways, and the bandage style tongue keeps the shoe close and comfortable.

Vibram Five Fingers V Aqua Women’s Barefoot Shoes

These barefoot shoes are crafted to work equally well on wet and dry surfaces. The Megagrip sole features drainage perforations which improves performance by reducing additional weight from water and allows the shoe to dry quicker. This lightweight design fits snuggly for premium comfort and durability, and the flexible design comes complete with a silicone print within the lining that even prevents internal slippage.

Furoshiki Vibram Icon Barefoot Shoes

Furoshikis provide a whole new appearance to barefoot shoes. This fresh design comes in a range of colourways, and is based upon the Japanese tradition of using a knotted cloth to carry objects. These shoes wrap around your foot with a velcro closure, providing a non-restrictive yet secure fit. The sole is only 5mm thick, making it extremely flexible for every nook and cranny on your run, and you can pack it up small when you’re done.