New Balance MT10V3 Review (Minimus Trail)

New Balance MT10V3 Review (Minimus Trail)

When I have a pair of running shoes die I feel a mix of emotions. On one hand I’m excited to find something new but I also know that this minimalist/zero drop lifestyle comes with some challenges in finding footwear.

My New Balance MT10V2 (Minimus Trail) have been my go to for the last year or so. I loved them and they served me well on a wide variety of trail and street runs. I kept them a little longer than I should have, and I noticed some pretty serious wear happening.

As an REI member I had my annual 20% off coupon and dividend to spend so I took a look through there in store line of minimalist shoes and I was pretty disappointed. Then, I checked on their website and found that the New Balance MT10v3 so I gave it a shot!

Now that I've spent some time in them, I'm ready to share a full review. Read on!

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Unshoes Wokova and Wokova Feather Review

Unshoes Wokova and Wokova Feather Review

You may be familiar with the ever-popular Unshoes Pah Tempe (review), but have you checked out the Unshoes Wokova?

With two sole and three footbed options, these sandals are very durable, lightweight, the Wokova and Wokova Feather are excellent huaraches that are configurable for a variety of activities.

Read on for my thoughts on the Wokova and Wokova Feather from Unshoes!

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The Definitive Guide to Vibram Rubber Sole Types

The Definitive Guide to Vibram Rubber Sole Types

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you've taken a keen interest in what might be called "homegrown" minimalist shoes. By "homegrown," I mean the types of minimalist shoes or sandals mostly being created by start-up shoe manufacturers like Luna Sandals, Unshoes, Shamma Sandals, etc. Many of these shoes and sandals have been reviewed on this site!

These sandals and shoes frequently are built using Vibram rubber soles. And as it turns out, Vibram has made a number of different types of rubber soling materials, each having its own specific qualities and characteristics.

This can be a bit confusing for newcomers and in an effort to help clarify some of the differences, below is a "definitive guide" to the soles. It's ultimately subjective, but should help you get a good feel for how things work in the Vibram sole world.

Generally speaking, more dense rubber soles are heavier. Each provides its own flavor of ground feel. More on the "barefootedness" question at the end.

Read on!

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Shamma Sandals Classic All Browns Review

Shamma Sandals Classic All Browns Review

The Classic All Brown Shamma Sandals provide a leather-strapped alternative to Shamma’s velcro-strapped options, including the previously reviewed (and praised) Jerusalem Cruisers and Warriors; and Shamma Mountain Goats.

The "All Browns" are very attractive, with great groundfeel, and a ton of customization options for just about all foot shapes, sizes, and fit preferences—a fantastic road and trail running sandal!

Read on for my thoughts on the Classic All Brown from Shamma Sandals!

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