https://youtu.be/Rov1D_v1Fhw The good: Flexible sole Breathable mesh uppers, with leather reinforcements in key areas Grippy rubber outsole Wide forefoot Great traction Comfortable soft 4mm EVA cushioning Link to buy on Amazon The Bad Won't protect against sharp rocks on gravel road or gnarly trail Ankle collar hits ankle bone
https://youtu.be/G_ThuIp0TgM Vibram FiveFingers Vibryd Too much toespring Lacks the natural feel of other Vibram FiveFingers Forefoot cushion doesn't extend to toes, creating an unnatural amount of toespring Big toe pocket too small, squeezes big toe
https://youtu.be/z1O54KKbhRc EarthRunners Alpha X True barefoot feeling 11mm sole protects foot from rocks Soft, supple leather footbed and laces Completely flat sole; no toespring (a good thing) Fun to wear, new running experience!
https://youtu.be/Q2iQgPgvpAE TOPO Fly-Lite is a lightweight show with minimal heel-to-toe drop. It features a wide toebox, flexible sole, with moderate cushioning. Very flexible sole Wide toebox, allows natural toe splay Minimal drop from heel to toe give natural ride that doesn't interfere with natural mechanics
https://youtu.be/f33PhB_6fNg ZemGear TerraTECH Ninja on Amazon Liked the flexible, thin sole Liked speed lacing system Like the ground feel, natural ride Disliked rough material near end of toes Disliked last of shoe, cut into pinky toe on one side
https://youtu.be/F24nIw-GkDU Buy on Amazon