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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Feelmax Niesa 3 and Panka 2 Review

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…

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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…

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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…

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Soft Star RunAmoc with Bullhide Soles Review

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…

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Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats Review

For the past three weeks, I have been enjoying the latest offering from Shamma Sandals: The Mountain Goat. This model provides the most protection of any other Shamma Sandal and is aimed at rough-terrain hiking and running.

If you are new to Shamma, I…

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Unshoes Pah Tempe (Summer 2014 Update) Review

Over the last three weeks, I have been lucky enough to put the latest version of Pah Tempe from Unshoes through their paces through a variety of activities and environments.

This is an exclusive first review for BirthdayShoes.com!

Read on!