Minimalist Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Nike Free RN 5.0 2020 is a lightweight, firm-riding and stable trainer. It has a highly flexible forefoot and is suitable for distances up to 10km.  It has a firmer midsole compared to...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
6.00 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Skora Tempo combines a minimalist, breathable upper with a cushioned sole that supports the foot but also reduces ground feel.” Read expert review
Amy Roberts
Running Expert
Weight
6.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“It’s hard to believe that the Nike Free franchise has entered its 11th year, but the barefoot-inspired series is enjoying more fans than ever with the introduction of the Flyknit upper and an update...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
6.8 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“If you’re looking for a lower heel to toe drop shoe that is lightweight and comfortable I think the Go Run 4 is definitely worth checking out.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
7.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 is an incredibly comfortable shoe with a lightweight and flexible construction thanks in a large part to what has to be the greatest upper in any shoe I’ve had the...” Read expert review
Lionello Bardina
Running Expert
Weight
6.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Weighing in at a slim 6.4 ounces, the Saucony Virrata 2 gets you as close as you can to barefoot running with all the protection of a running shoe” Read expert review
Ashley Massis
Running Expert
Weight
7.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks PureConnect 3 improves an already amazing PureConnect shoe with a redesigned upper which will accommodate a wider foot type.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The Minimums 10 GT is a favorable shoe that can serve most anyone in a variety of fitness goals. The GT is ideal on wet and snowy roads or trails keeping feet warm and dry while providing good...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
7.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“Altra has truly created “The One” shoe that can do it all. They may never need to design another shoe. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
6.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“TheTopo Men’s RR hits the sweet spot between tradition and minimalism. As Goldilocks would say, it feels “just right” for faster training and racing. The split-toe design will not be for...” Read expert review
Peyton Hoyal
Running Expert

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