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Unshoes Pah Tempe and Wokova 2015 Review/Update!

Unshoes Pah Tempe and Wokova 2015 Review/Update!
Unshoes Pah Tempe and Wokova 2015 Review/Update!
For 2015, Unshoes gave us a full model range refresh of all their running sandals with a more streamlined, polished and overall more running-oriented designs. The biggest design change comes in the form of…nothing! No screws, no rivets, no exposed… more »

Review Anthony Alan Footwear Loafer & Cap Toe Oxford

Review Anthony Alan Footwear Loafer & Cap Toe Oxford
Review Anthony Alan Footwear Loafer & Cap Toe Oxford
The Loafer and Cap Toe Oxford from Anthony Alan Footwear are excellent examples of barefoot shoes for mass appeal. They are decidedly the most classically handsome minimalist dress shoes in my collection, but at almost the most “shoe-like” for the… more »

New Balance MT10V2 Review (Minimus Trail)

New Balance MT10V2 Review (Minimus Trail)
New Balance MT10V2 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… more »

Unshoes Wokova and Wokova Feather Review

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… more »

Soft Star Shoes Ballerine Flat Review

Soft Star Shoes Ballerine Flat Review
Soft Star Shoes Ballerine Flat Review
The Soft Star Shoe Ballerine Flat is flexible, attractive, and comfortable flat for daily wear. It features a 4mm Vibram Cherry sole for durability, a zero drop construction, wide toebox, and beautiful leather. Read ahead to hear my thoughts on the… more »

Shamma Sandals Classic All Browns Review

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… more »

Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek Review

Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek Review
Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek Review
The Amuri Z-Trek from Xeroshoes provides a toepost-less design that is very comfortable, durable, and easy to adjust. In my opinion, the Z-Trek is Xeroshoes best sandal to date and one of the easiest huaraches to simply slip on and get running! About… more »

Bedrock Earthquake 2.0 Sandals

Bedrock Earthquake 2.0 Sandals
Bedrock Earthquake 2.0 Sandals
The Earthquake 2.0 from Bedrock Sandals makes numerous improvements and updates on their previous 1.0 (and V2) designs, while maintaining the familiar “feather-cap” look that Bedrock Sandals are known for. Most of the improvements were aimed at… more »

Merrell Vapor Glove 2 Review

Merrell Vapor Glove 2 Review
Merrell Vapor Glove 2 Review
Overview of the Vapor Glove 2 Merrell’s latest iteration on the original Vapor Glove What Merrell Says Feather light and breathable, this barefoot run shoe liberates your trail run via foot contact with the ground thanks to zero drop. The washable,… more »

Vibram FiveFingers KMD EVO Review

Vibram FiveFingers KMD EVO Review
Vibram FiveFingers KMD EVO Review
Vibram has expanded their "EVO-fication" of the FiveFingers line with the release of the FiveFingers KMD EVO, which is what we'll be reviewing today. Other "EVO" VFFs to date include the KSO EVO, the Bikila EVO, and the Bikila EVO WP (the waterproof… more »

TUNE Footwear Penny V2

TUNE Footwear Penny V2
TUNE Footwear Penny V2
The TUNEfootwear Penny V2 is the latest shoe in TUNE’s line of lifestyle minimalist shoes. It features a wide toebox, flexible lightweight sole, and preppy looks. If you are looking for the benefits of minimalist shoes for wear at the office then check… more »

ToPo Runduro Review

ToPo Runduro Review
ToPo Runduro Review
The ToPo Runduro is a distance running shoe from ToPo Athletics. It has one of the thicker soles of any “minimalist” running shoe and is geared towards transitioning and long-distance runners. The Runduro features the same super breathable and… more »

Lems Primal 2 Black Review

Lems Primal 2 Black Review
Lems Primal 2 Black Review
The Lems Primal 2 is a wonderful shoe for the barefoot casual market. It features a super breathable upper that is worlds above many other casual minimalist shoes, has a flexible 8mm sole with good ground feel, and good looks, especially in the new… more »

ZEM GEAR 360 XT Round Toe Review

ZEM GEAR 360 XT Round Toe Review
ZEM GEAR 360 XT Round Toe Review
The ZEM GEAR 360 XT Round Toe (“360 XT” for the remainder of the review) is an trainer shoe for minimalist enthusiasts and all-around running shoe for experienced minimalist runners. A feather light shoe at a mere 3.6 ounces (.2 ounces less than the… more »

Skora Fit Review

Skora Fit Review
Skora Fit Review
The Skora Fit is a breathable, flexible, and comfortable zero-drop shoe for the transitioning crowd. It actually provides more flexibility than its 16mm stack height would lead you to believe and it features 3D-printed support patterns for enhanced… more »

Topo Athletic ST Review

Topo Athletic ST Review
Topo Athletic ST Review
Topo Athletic (“ToPo” is short for Tony Post, the founder of the company and former Vibram CEO and former Vice President of Product and Marketing at Rockport) first launched their brand about two years ago with a Tabi-informed, split-toe design built on… more »

ZEM U Cross Ninja/Split Toe

ZEM U Cross Ninja/Split Toe
ZEM U Cross Ninja/Split Toe
For the last month, I have been lucky enough to try the latest trainer split toe from ZEM GEAR, the U Cross Ninja/Split Toe. I believe this shoe is fantastic for those getting into minimalist running and want to hone their form, while enjoying the… more »

Feelmax Niesa 3 and Panka 2 Review

Above, photoed, are the Feelmax Panka 2 (left) and Niesa 3 (right)
Above, photoed, are the Feelmax Panka 2 (left) and Niesa 3 (right)
I recently got the chance to test out the Feelmax Niesa 3 and Panka 2 running shoes and today I'll be sharing a full review of both. What makes these shoes special is that they just might be the lightest, thinnest running shoes in the world (at 2.7 oz… more »

Soft Star Portlander Review

Soft Star Portlander Review
Soft Star Portlander Review
The Portlander is a newer design from Soft Star, which is based on their popular Dash RunAmoc style. The Portlander features the same upper style, but the major and most obvious change is the way the upper is attached to the sole. The shoe uses a… more »

Gladsoles Original and Trail Huaraches Review

Gladsoles Original and Trail Huaraches Review
Gladsoles Original and Trail Huaraches Review
The Gladsoles Original and Trail running sandals are lightweight, very comfortable, and versatile huaraches that can pretty much handle anything you throw at them. Custom-made from tracings of your foot and made in the USA, they are what I consider to… more »

Woolby Slipper-Sock Cashmere "Boots" Review

Woolby Slipper-Sock Cashmere "Boots" Review
Woolby Slipper-Sock Cashmere "Boots" Review
The founder of Woolby & Co, an eco-friendly footwear company you'll find over at Etsy, reached out a couple months back to talk to me about her reclaimed cashmere and suede slipper boots. She sent me a pair of the men's slipper sock boots (these… more »

Earth Runners Alpha X and Circadian X Running Sandals Review

Earth Runners Alpha X and Circadian X Running Sandals Review
Earth Runners Alpha X and Circadian X Running Sandals Review
For the last month, I have been testing out two of the latest sandals from Earth Runners: The Alpha X with leather laces and the Circadian X with leather laces and conductive inserts. I believe they are some of the most handsome-looking huaraches on… more »

VivoBarefoot Gobi 2 Hopewell Boot Review

The Vivo Barefoot Gobi II Hopewell.
The Vivo Barefoot Gobi II Hopewell.
Almost exactly two years ago I reviewed the Vivo Barefoot Gobi on this site. The Gobi is a desert boot that took the ever-popular Vivo Barefoot Ra clean-cut style and made it a boot. (Note: You can find some heavily discounted Vivo Gobis and Ras — the… more »

Soft Star RunAmoc with Bullhide Soles Review

Soft Star RunAmoc with Bullhide Soles Review
The SoftStar RunAmoc Dash with Bullhide leather soles!
This shoe is a game changer. That was a bold statement—especially since we are talking about the minimalist market, which is known for innovations and “game-changers”—but this is no ordinary shoe. The Soft Star RunAmoc Dash with the bullhide sole is… more »