7 Best Barefoot Running Shoes in 2022
Made for those who want to run as naturally as possible, barefoot running shoes have little to no cushion in them, allowing for maximum ground feel. Choosing the right pair is as critical as conditioning your body and feet to the demands of barefoot running. Otherwise, you might end up injuring yourself.
And if you’re on the lookout for the best of the best among barefoot shoes, this list is made just for you. Here, you’ll find different models from different categories that we’ve tested out ourselves to make sure they are worth recommending.
How we test running shoes
Having tried hundreds of running shoes, we know which ones are bad, so-so, and those that are really good. And in this list, we’re going for the finest ones.
Without our shoe testing lab and methodical processes, we couldn’t have done it. And to truly give you a fluff-free review, we always buy our shoes with our own money. To further our scrutiny, we also do the following:
- Clock up 30-50 miles in all the barefoot shoes we test to see how sturdy they are and how they run
- Cut them into sections and measure every aspect (like ventilation, softness, flexibility, stability, etc)
To generate a CoreScore of 0-100, we collect thousands of user and expert feedback to see how each shoe ranks against others.