Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 6.5ozWomen: 4.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 0mmWomen: 0mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
Forefoot heightMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
It’s well made, I like wearing it, I like running on roads in it, but it gives me trouble on trails due to debris collection.
After many trail runs in the TrekSport Sandal, with longest so far being 14 miles of hills, and mud and stoney paths, I can happily report that they perform brilliantly!
The Trek Sport is amazing. I have had the opportunity to wear the Trek Sport on a charity walk up the mountains with weather conditions being at its worst (knee deep) snow and I felt absolutely in control of where my feet were landing, pushing away at rocks and completely uneven terrains.
Generally, it is better to size up if you're in between sizes per your foot measurements and the Vibram sizing chart
Updates to Vibram FiveFingers Treksport
- The Vibram FiveFingers Treksport is a running shoe that has high versatility because people use it not only on trails, but also on the road. From its name itself, this shoe features the FiveFinger design that promotes natural running movement. Compared to other running shoes, it may look funny and awkward, but it is comfortable to wear, and offers enough support and protection.
- To make sure that the shoe is comfortable to wear, it includes the Fiber TPU Toe Protection. This feature reduces the chances of having bruises on the toes.
Vibram FiveFingers Treksport size and fit
For the fit and sizing of this trail shoe, it features a standard running length. The shoe’s forefoot portion offers a wide space, and its heel and mid-foot offer medium widths.
Compared to other Vibram running shoes, the Vibram FiveFingers Treksport’s outsole has a treading pattern that is not really very aggressive. Because of this, more runners are able to use it not only on challenging terrains such as trails, but also on relatively easier terrains like roads, gravel and tracks.
To increase the traction of the shoe, it features the Vibram TC1 performance rubber. The best thing about this rubber outsole is that, the 4mm Vibram outsole can be used in a variety of surfaces. The TC1 material has widely been used in some Vibram running shoes, including the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila.
During running, it is important that runners feel protected and comfortable at the same time. The Vibram FiveFingers Treksport features the 4mm EVA compound, which is responsible for providing light cushioning underfoot. This material works as a rock plating that offers long-lasting protection as well.
Since the midsole of this shoe is lightweight, it becomes possible for runners to do different activities both on the road and trail. Undeniably, this shoe is very versatile.
In the upper area of this versatile shoe, it features that Coconut Active Carbon, which is resistant to abrasion. Along with this material is stretch mesh panels, which allow both flexibility and breathability. The great comfort that this Vibram shoe offers can definitely allow you to boost your performance. Running for long distances will not be a major problem because the shoe’s upper construction allows resiliency and a great fit. The stretch mesh panels prevent the debris from getting inside your shoe.
In addition, the Fiber TPU Toe Protection is found in the toe area, which helps in the reduction of the possibility of experiencing toe bruising, especially when you meet uneven surfaces.
This shoe also has the AEGIS microbe shield together with inset webbing straps that gives you the liberty to adjust the fit.