Ranked: the 16 highest rated minimalist running shoe models (2024)




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Overview: minimalist running shoes

Minimalist shoes are defined by the small amount of cushioning underfoot. There is little to no interference with the regular movement of the foot as they are designed to closely mimic a natural barefoot running style whilst still protecting the feet from hazards like sharp objects or rocks.



Xero Shoes Zelen

Xero Shoes Zelen

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adidas Terrex Speed Pro

adidas Terrex Speed Pro

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Altra Escalante Racer

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Merrell Vapor Glove 6

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Merrell Vapor Glove 4

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Merrell Trail Glove 7

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🏅 Highly Rated
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Merrell Vapor Glove 3

Merrell Vapor Glove 3

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Xero Shoes Speed Force

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Xero Shoes HFS

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