Minimalist Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
7.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“With many shoes to choose from in the minimalist category, runners may want to look elsewhere for truer minimalist experience” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
9.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Amazing breathability and water release properties, good race shoe for moderate trails, tread pattern a little soft for mountains and muddy runs.” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
6.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“A great shoe for runners seeking the benefits of a lighter shoe without ditching running shoe conventions.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
8.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Skora's debut into the running shoe market is a strong one, though minor adjustments would make the next iteration of the shoe even stronger.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
7.8 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The Streak 2 offers an incredible fit and a lightweight ride that makes the wearer forget they're wearing it. Soft yet resilient EVA cushioning from Pearl Izumi's Energy Foam adds to a very smooth...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Free 3.0 v4 is a great shoe for those seeking a minimalist-style run without sacrificing some comfort and cushioning, though they may take some getting used to in both fit and function” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
5.9 oz oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“-Newton's first short distance racing shoe is a very lightweight example of their technology. Minimalists and zero drop lovers will appreciate the MV2 for training or racing. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Wave Ronin 4 is over an ounce lighter than its predecessor while maintaining great durability and protection for a long distance racing flat. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
8.75 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“Could be the perfect 5-10K shoe for over pronators looking for their personal best times. More neutral runners could find the long distance racer of their dreams in the Wave Musha 4.” Read expert review
Theo Clyatt
Running Expert
Weight
7.8 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The NB Minimus Zero is a fantastic road shoe that provides a fantastic, lightweight ride that lets runners do their thing without getting in the way. The shoe is best for advanced runners familiar...” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert

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