May 19, 2016

The A-Bound midsole allows for maximum responsive energy return

We've recently published the damage Tested Top 7 Ranked Minimalist Athletic shoes based on the shoes availability nationwide. In the next couple weeks, some of the long awaited 2013 minimal shoes will be entering the marketplace followed by the rest in July or August timeframe. 2013 promises more lightweight cushioned minimal shoes but also some ultra-lightweight and bare-minimal athletic shoes like Merrell Vapor Glove and Mizuno Wave Universe 5.
Here's our annual prediction from the top seven minimalist athletic shoes for 2013 (in alphabetical order) based on early prototypes and test samples we've early access to.
Altra Zero Drop The ONE
Altra The ONE is really a revolutionary lightweight racing shoe. Ideal for road running, The ONE is prepared for anything ' the next 5K or marathon. Having a perforated insole and drain holes in the midsole and outsole for quick water discharge, The main one conquers any weather. The A-Bound midsole allows for maximum responsive energy return while the outsole maps the bones of the foot for any natural flex.
Brooks Pure Drift
The Brooks Pure Drift is the lightest shoe within their collection and it is designed to 'further amps in the runner's connection with the floor and their body'. This new shoe includes a natural fit, light mesh upper, and also the ability to configure the shoe from a 4mm offset to some zero offset (zero drop) while maintaining comfort.
Merrell Vapor Glove
Merrell Vapor Glove is Merrell's most minimal running shoe, with just a 6mm stack height front and back - it does not have more minimal than this! You also get a Vibram rubber outsole, durable mesh upper and external TPU heel support.
Mizuno Wave Universe 5
'Built to be brilliant', the Mizuno Wave Universe 5 may be the lightest shoe within the wave universe to remove any barriers between you and an excellent performance. U4ic midsole provides resiliency along with a smooth ride in a fraction from the weight of traditional midsoles. The G3 sole has lightweight, superior traction, developing a pure connection to the floor.
Asics Minimus HI-REZ
New Balance will add to its barefoot-inspired Minimus collection with the introduction of the innovative Minimus HI-REZ road shoe. This shoe is made for the minimal runner searching for the most recent cutting edge product to enhance a hyper-real sensory running experience. The Minimus HI-REZ is made from 42 independent lightweight midsole pods mechanically bonded to some durable yet flexible fabric base that enables the shoe to move and flex in closer unison with the foot. The midsole pods are a high abrasion ground contact EVA which offers a powerful balance between durability and shock protection with a lot more outsole rubber post-applied in areas that require extra resilience and traction. Made with the NB Minimus Zero drop last that eliminates any height distinction between the heel and toe, both at 8mm, the shoe encourages a midfoot strike while an enhanced width allows for an all natural forefoot splay but only weighs in at approximately 4.3 ounces for a men's size 9.5.
SKORA PHASE is constructed while using latest lamination techniques; having a minimal single-layer mesh upper and laminated reflective details. By having an asymmetric lacing system, along with a unique unibody IBR outsole, PHASE provides barely-there performance and light-weight responsiveness. Zero-drop, 8mm forefoot/heel stack height.
According to VIVOBAREFOOT, using the One, 'the ground hasn't felt so close using their thinner than ever sole, helping you to feel one with the road.' Thin, PU laminated upper on hex thin mesh to provide structure and hold across the midfoot combined with maximum breathability. The outsole is based on their On Road construction and is 3mm thick - ultrathin soft, high abrasion rubber sole and patented, puncture-resistant layer. There is also a removable 3mm insole.
For detailed reviews of minimalist shoes, please visit Minimalist Athletic shoes for those running, casual, and fitness shoes that we have Wear Tested.

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