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.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe
It has never been more popular than this May

Expert Reviews

87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 83 / 100 | Runblogger | | 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 | Gear Selected | | 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 | Run And Become | | 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 | Birthday Shoes | | 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 | Andrew Welch | Level 1 expert

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

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  • 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.

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.

Author
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.

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