Barefoot running shoes is blatant contradiction in terms, I hear you cry, but I’ve just got some so you’ll just have to humour me.
My Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Neo shoes arrived recently, and this morning I gave them a try out when I was walking the dog on the park. I had a little run about – much to the consternation of said animal, who felt obliged to leave his sniffing duties in order to keep up with me.
It was only a few steps though because I soon felt my dodgy calf complain and I didn’t want it to go completely – but they felt good. Nice and wide around the toes so that they feel almost as free as if I actually was barefoot, and soles thin enough to provide good feedback with the ground. They’ll be ideal for jogging on mixed surfaces when genuine barefoot might be too painful.