Good minimalist shoe

Reviewed by Anonymous from Virginia on Friday, April 12, 2013
I have soem Five Finger running shoes that I absolutely LOVE, and was looking for something just slightly more substantial, so I tried these. I really like the design, fit, and feel of these shoes. There is not all the foamy, elevated padding under the foot, so your gait and stride are more natural. They are well made with a unique lacing system -- I'm not a tight-shoe runner, but if you are, these can really be laced tight.

The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is probably my fault, but I think I ordered them a littel bit too big. I do not wear socks with my Five Finger shoes, but was thinking that I would wear socks with these. I wasn't sure whether to order them bigger like I do with normal running shoes, or whether to order them for a glove-like fit -- like my Five Fingers. I opted for ordering bigger -- size 8 vs. my normal 7 or 7.5 everyday shoe. On my first run, I got a blister the back of my heal. I'm very prone to getting blisters here. I changed the way I laced the shoe, and I think it's going to be better, but I also think I should have order a half size smaller.

Also, I have a very high instep and wide toes. This shoe accommodates both. The toebox is very roomy, but the lacing system allows a very snug fit.
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