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About Men's Barefoot Shoes
Barefoot shoes are a style of minimalist running shoes, sometimes called “zero-drop” running shoes, developed to help promote either a midfoot strike or forefoot strike pattern. Some athletes consider this forward-leaning style of running to be more ergonomic than a traditional heel strike, and many running experts believe it reduces impact on the body. As the name implies, barefoot shoes are typically tight-fitting and worn without socks. Minimalist running shoes from brands like Merrell and New Balance feature very little heel-to-toe drop, or none at all, with minimal or no arch support. This design further encourages the midfoot and forefoot strike pattern.