Feel light on your feet. These minimalist shoes have a zero-drop midsole for the benefits of a barefoot stride, while delivering the protection you want for the road. They use Revlite foam – which is 30% lighter than standard foam – so they won’t weigh you down during hill repeats.
- Uppers are synthetic mesh with a welded, non-sewn construction.
- Revlite foam is lightweight, responsive, and stable.
- Antimicrobial treatment helps keep them fresh.
- Outsoles are low profile Vibram® rubber, for grip without bulk.
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.