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2019/01/10 17:44:45 (permalink)
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Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public

I have some Vibrams but despite my best efforts, I feel an utter, utter bell end wearing them in public, so I'm looking for something more ordinary looking but with all the aledged benefits of barefoot walking.

New Balance Minimus are what I'm looking at, but are there any other options?
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    silent rep
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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/10 18:21:23 (permalink)
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    I've got a pair of Nike flyknit's similar to these and they're awesome 
    https://www.nike.com/gb/t...18-running-shoe-fWxJjx

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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/10 22:05:27 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    I’ve got a pair of Merrell Vapor Glove 3 Luna fitness : Like below



    Fantastic Shoes. And they now do them in leather for casual wear. Loads of colours too. But pricey.

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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/10 22:43:12 (permalink)
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    I use freets https://ethcs.com/products/tread-light-shoe
     
    very thin sole, I think they look pretty slick also. Who gives a **** what everyone else might think, why be like everyone else anyway.

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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/10 22:55:02 (permalink)
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    I like the Merrell Bare Foot shoes; I had a couple of pairs of the original tough glove leather ones, I have some nu buck ones which I am saving for the summer.
    As Animal says they are not cheap but they are so comfortable , a lot of different styles.
     
     Those Freets look like a good cheaper option.  
    post edited by Dumbat - 2019/01/10 22:58:19

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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/11 08:38:35 (permalink)
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    ANIMAL
    I’ve got a pair of Merrell Vapor Glove 3 Luna fitness : Like below



    Fantastic Shoes. And they now do them in leather for casual wear. Loads of colours too. But pricey.





    Do you wear these for general walking on a day to day basis, including your monster cardio walks? 
     
    Do they feel borderline barefoot thin? 
     
    I do like Merrell, got a pair for walking to work in. 

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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/11 08:52:41 (permalink)
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    Went through this a few years ago looking for something as comfortable as my bare foot running shoes for the office.  I came across vivo barefoot. (https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk)
     
    I've since bought three pairs (the Gobi desert boot for summer, the Scott leather for winter, and the Tracker FG for non technical hiking and camping).  The tracker is probably the most comfortable boot I've ever owned, but it's not great for hiking in snow due to the lack of lugs.
     
    They are expensive, but seem to last forever.  The soles on my first pair still look the same as the day I bought them.

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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/11 11:24:17 (permalink)
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    Is there any particular advantage to wearing these? Just curious thats all.

     
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    Re: Barefoot / minimal trainers for wearing in public 2019/01/11 11:45:03 (permalink)
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    I’ve got a pair of Merrell Vapor Glove 3 Luna fitness : Like below



    Fantastic Shoes. And they now do them in leather for casual wear. Loads of colours too. But pricey.





    Do you wear these for general walking on a day to day basis, including your monster cardio walks? 
     
    Do they feel borderline barefoot thin? 
     
    I do like Merrell, got a pair for walking to work in. 


    I’ve only had em a couple of months. For my long cardio walks I wear proper walking boots as the ground can be very uneven and boggy. But I’d like to give it a go in the summer.

    Last summer I basically went barefoot the entire time. I wore shoes to the office then took them off. I wore sliders when I was out, but when ever I could I went barefoot (I got my ZULU feet back from when I was young.. hardly ever wore shoes growing up unless we were made too ).

    I do believe this period of being barefoot 90% of the time helped my knee injury. You walk different, you stand different.

    But when. winter came and I put my trainers back on(coz cold!) I noticed the difference, which is why I took the plunge and bought the Merrell fitness ones. Birthday next month and am going to get a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and see how my feet deal with a 10km yomp !

    They’re £40 off on amazon right now.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072M6ZD43/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wXhoCbHB4NT5J
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