If you’ve been keeping up with current trends in running, you’ve probably already heard about barefoot shoes or “zero-drop” running shoes. Although the basic concept behind barefoot running shoes isn’t new, the trend has been picking up steam over the last few years. As you can imagine, barefoot shoes are designed to be worn without socks and fit snuggly. As for the benefits of minimalist running shoes, some experts believe this style of footwear promotes a more ergonomic midfoot or forefoot strike, which may reduce impact on the body. Ready to try a pair for yourself? Check out our selection of minimalist running shoes and barefoot shoes from New Balance, Merrell and Saucony.