Best Minimalist for Me
Reviewed by Ambiguous from Florida on Sunday, April 13, 2014
I made the switch to Minimalist style footwear nearly two years ago, and I cannot go back to standard style shoes ever again. I have more agility, flexibility, and feel better overall after wearing such shoes. I work as a pool operator and often walk 4-6 miles a day on all sorts of terrain: sand, dirt, pavement, and concrete pool decks most of all. I started with Vibram Five Fingers, and they were okay but I needed something with a bit more ground clearance and more resistance to water. I then got the Merrell Sonic Glove, which was exceptional. It took me about 7 or 8 months of nearly daily use before I wore out the soles, which is good in my opinion, as most shoes rarely hold up for more than 6 months. I next tried out the Merrell Trail Glove and I fell in love with it as well. I believe it has an almost identical sole as the Sonic Glove, which was okay, but it too wore out pretty quickly. I recently purchased the Ascend Glove, and I believe I have found the perfect minimalist shoe for me. The sole is indeed a bit thicker, which I prefer, as it is more durable, but there is still plenty of ground feeling and sensation. I also like the feel of these shoes, as they certainly do fit nice and snug like a glove, and my feel feel happy to walk about in them. I've probably only got about 30 miles on my new pair, but I believe they will hold up a bit longer than the other shoes I have tried and I believe I will definitely be ordering another pair soon. I hope this helps.
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