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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.

Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many appreciated the lightweight construction of the Vibram FiveFingers Treksport.
  • The stretch-mesh panels in the shoe’s upper offer breathability and has anti-debris features.
  • The Treksport has an instep strap for a supportive and secure fit.
  • Some runners said that this shoe is really comfortable to wear.
  • An affordable neutral running shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to some reviews, the protective material in the toes is too thin.
  • Some were disappointed by the durability of the Treksport, sole of the shoe ripped away.

Bottom line

The Vibram FiveFingers Treksport offers a true barefoot feel. It is super lightweight and comfortable to use. Some runners were disappointed by the shoe’s durability yet, it is a good neutral running shoe for light trekking, trail and off-road trail and walking.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 42 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
12%
3 star
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2 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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87 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 83 / 100 by Runblogger • Peter Larson • Level 5 expert

    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.

  • 97 / 100 by Gear Selected • Charles Rodmell • Level 2 expert

    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!

  • 96 / 100 by Run And Become • Jennifa Uddin • Level 2 expert

    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.

  • 84 / 100 by Natural Runner • Tina • Level 2 expert

    Although they sacrifice some barefoot feel for the grippy sole, for trail running, they offer the perfect balance of flexibility and protection.

  • 84 / 100 by Birthday Shoes • Justin Owings • Level 2 expert

    Generally, it is better to size up if you're in between sizes per your foot measurements and the Vibram sizing chart

  • 80 / 100 by Andrew Welch • Andrew Welch • Level 1 expert

    Fivefingers work off the use of your own natural cushioning provided by you foot arch.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.