Minimalist Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
5.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Faas 100r is a racer for runners without the bone durability of minimalists but who appreciate responsiveness in a racing shoe. There isn’t much to the Faas 100r, somewhat transparent cage mesh...” Read expert review
Chase Babineaux
Running Expert
Weight
5.8oz Men oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The Skora Phase is an innovative shoe that brings the brand into new areas of design and function. Sizing remains large (order a half-size—or even a size—down from your usual!) and a few design...” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
7.0oz Women; 9.0oz Men oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Newton Energy NR is a good light-weight trainer option for neutral runners who enjoy a firmer and responsive ride. ” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
8.2 oz., men’s size 9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Free 5.0 is a shoe that has a wide appeal. It can serve as a transition shoe for someone looking to move to less shoe or as an everyday trainer for the biomechanically efficient runner.” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
7.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The latest iteration of this Merrell staple does not fail to impress” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Minimus 80 is a fantastic multisport shoe which pairs adaptability with lightweight control and comfort.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
7.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Salomon has made some incredible strides by introducing the all new Sense Ultra, complementing their current roster of shoes considerably. I can say with great confidence that anyone who laces up a...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
7.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Virrata is a fantastic shoe, built from the strengths of its forbears with new and intuitive design concepts.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
9.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“A unique shoe with almost no competition, the Pure Cadence 2 is a fun, stable and good looking shoe that minimalist-curious over pronators can get along with.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
7.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The latest iteration of this Merrell staple does not fail to impress.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert

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