32 best neutral minimalist running shoes

Based on reviews from 221 experts and 16,705 users. Learn how our rankings work. Updated Jun 2020.

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      1. Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Monument
        Any color
        Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Monument
        Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Lime Punch
        Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Blue
        Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Granite/Exuberance
        Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Blue
        $80 $55 Save 31%
      2. Merrell Trail Glove 5 - Green
        Any color
        Merrell Trail Glove 5 - High Rise
        Merrell Trail Glove 5 - Green
        Merrell Trail Glove 5 - Burnt Henna
        Merrell Trail Glove 5 - Green
        Merrell Trail Glove 5 - Castlerock
        $100 $60 Save 40%
      3. Altra Vanish-R - Electric Blue
        Any color
        Altra Vanish-R - Electric Blue
        Altra Vanish-R - Blue
        Altra Vanish-R - Gray/Lime
        Altra Vanish-R - Macaw Green / Purple
        Altra Vanish-R - Red
        $100 $50 Save 50%
      4. Merrell Vapor Glove 3 - Red
      5. Merrell Bare Access Flex 2 - Black
      6. Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO - Black
      7. Merrell Vapor Glove 4 3D - Black
      8. Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail - Black
      9. Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail 2.0 - Ivy / Black
      10. Saucony Virrata 2 - Silver
      11. Merrell Bare Access 4 - Azul Dark Slate
      12. Mizuno Wave Universe 5 - Grey
      13. New Balance Minimus Zero v2 Road - new-balance-minimus-zero-v2-road-b4b6
      14. Newton MV3 - Green
        $125 $45 Save 64%
      15. Merrell Trail Glove 3 - Black
      16. Merrell Trail Glove 2 - Orange Peel/Black
      17. Vibram FiveFingers Seeya - Black
      18. Merrell Vapor Glove 2 - Blue
      19. Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport - Black
      20. Vibram FiveFingers Treksport - Black
      21. Vibram FiveFingers Bikila Evo WP - Black/Grey/Purple
      22. Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon - Black Green
      23. Merrell Vapor Glove 3 Cotton - Verde Dusty Olive
      24. Newton MV2 - Grey
        $125 $30 Save 76%

      8 best neutral minimalist running shoes

      1. Merrell Vapor Glove 3
      2. Merrell Vapor Glove 4
      3. Merrell Vapor Glove 4 3D
      4. Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
      5. Merrell Bare Access Flex 2
      6. Merrell Trail Glove 5
      7. Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail 2.0
      8. Altra Vanish-R
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      Jens Jakob Andersen
      Jens Jakob Andersen

      Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

      jens@runrepeat.com