Why do you need barefoot shoes?
You need shoes for 3 things…
Barefoot Shoes try to offer this and nothing more.
The idea of a barefoot shoe is that is offers you some protection whilst offering minimum restriction.
There is no legal definition of a barefoot shoe, therefore anyone can call their footwear ‘barefoot’
What you should look for…
Zero Drop uniform sole thickness, no elevated heel
Thin Sole ideally around 4mm
Wide Toebox to allow your toes to splay
No arch support arches need to flex
No motion control feet are free to do their job
Lightweight as light as possible
Flexible allows your feet to bend where it wants to
Minimal Toe Spring ideally none at all, but all
shoes must have some
Types of Barefoot Shoe