Barefoot Running Shoes
Looking to run in a new direction? Barefoot running might be your answer. Barefoot running shoes are designed to increase strength, speed, and reduce your risk of injuries while helping you achieve your optimal running stride. Advocates of barefoot running believe the "less is more" philosophy. The aim of barefoot running shoes is to mimic the experience of running shoeless, allowing your feet, ankles and legs to work the way they were naturally designed. In general barefoot running shoes have a flatter profile (lower heel-to-toe drop) encouraging you to land on your forefoot, dramatically decreasing the force of impact. This means better body alignment, a more efficient running stride, stronger feet and legs, and more fun runs!
For your most natural, stripped down running experience, choose Barefoot Ride running shoes. These are the most minimal of the barefoot category, putting as little as possible between your foot and the ground. With a heel-to-toe drop of 4mm or less these shoes are the closest thing to running completely barefoot (but, WAY more comfortable).
Looking for a tad more cushioning, but still want a natural-feeling ride? Choose from our giant selection of Minimalist Ride running shoes. These low-profile shoes serve up a slightly higher heel-to-toe drop (4 to 7mm) than Barefoot Ride shoes, but still allow your feet to move and flex naturally so your body remains in-tune with the ground.
Want an easy transition into the barefoot running thing? Take a look at our super selection of Lightweight Ride running shoes. Perfect for race days and tempo training runs, these feathery, lightweight shoes offer you the familiar feel of the standard heel-to-toe drop you find in traditional running shoes (7mm and above). You'll generally get a little more cushioning than a minimalist running shoe or barefoot running shoe, but you'll speed up your run thanks to lighter weight materials than those found in traditional running shoes.