Comment from: Lars [Visitor]
Lars

I like the style of this shoe. It's looks to me as a great summer shoe.

But how are they in comparison with Vivobarefoot?
I have bought recently the Vivobarefoot Primus Trek as my first minimalist shoe. A good hiking shoe.

But this Magical Shoe Receptor Explorer looks to me as a very minimal shoe, maybe to minimal?

05/16/18 @ 12:44
Comment from: [Member]

@Lars they are more minimal than Vivos. But they also don't seem to hold up to wear and tear—particularly the soles and how well they adhere to the upper. I've had some slow separation on the front, which isn't enough to make me not want to wear them. I still really like these.

05/17/18 @ 09:35
Comment from: akshay ortho [Visitor]
akshay ortho

I have my next Dr. appointment in a couple of weeks and with the help of my new shoes I am hoping I wont have to get shot's in both of my heels again for Plantar Fasciitis. I also haven't had to wear my boot as long in the evenings. The only thing I wish is that they had a few cuter styles in boots. I love both pairs of orthofeets that I bought.

06/19/18 @ 02:58
Comment from: Tom [Visitor]
Tom

Have you had any experience with the tadeevo shoes? They seem to be the same concept.

12/03/18 @ 16:20
Comment from: David [Visitor]  
David

Does the toe spring these have lay down when you step on the front? I have tried a few different barefoot shoes and if they have a stiff toe spring I get blisters from my toes trying to do their thing. Thanks.

07/11/19 @ 17:18
Comment from: [Member]

Yeah there is no toe-spring, really. These things are flimsy as can be (not a bad thing). The biggest draw back to them is that they probably won't survive much abuse.

07/13/19 @ 09:47
Comment from: Robert Atha [Visitor]
Robert Atha

This review cannot be more accurate as I bought these myself in May as my first minimalist shoes.

I am a runner and from my experience one of the most important things when transitioning to minimalist footware is that you wear minimalist footware as much as you can when not running. That being said, the shoes are stylish - I would go so far as saying beautiful. They go really nicely with a pair jeans.

I so far put 200 km on these and they are holding up ok - but just ok. The toe is coming off on the right shoe as described above and and there's a small tear developing on the same. For comparison, I usually put about 600 km before I start looking for a new pair of running shoes, but I usually don't wear my running shoes outside of running. These went through daily abuse since May as I was transitioning away from my Brooks. Had I used them 100% for running I think I would have probably got my usual 600 km running out of them.

So all things considered, durability could be better but they aren't bad enough to prevent me from getting a new pair when these wear out - probably in 6 weeks or so.

08/21/19 @ 03:51


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