Cheap barefoot running shoes have become readily and easily available. So if you are someone who is interested in trying barefoot running but do not want to invest a lot of money in an expensive pair, you now have lots of other choices. Because there in a vast increase in supply and choice, you have more options for affordable barefoot shoes!
I have been running in barefoot shoes for over 11 years and my biggest problem is finding barefoot shoes that fit well and are easy to find at a good price. I love my Vibram FiveFingers as they are the most minimalist shoe that I have found to date, but the sizes vary, the styles keep changing, and they are not readily available. They are expensive and so are the required toe socks. Also, they are not very comfortable in cold, wet conditions; and, because of their appearance, I will only wear them running not walking or hiking like my other minimalist shoes.
I bought this pair from Amazon UK and I love them--so comfortable and very reasonably priced. I have only been running in them a short period of time, so I cannot comment on their durability but they seem to be of good quality.
Update: I have been wearing these shoes for almost one year now and I am pleased with how they are wearing. I have also realized that they are better in cooler weather as they keep my feet warmer. I can wear warm socks in them. They may now become my new choice for winter barefoot running shoes! During really hot and humid temperatures, I prefer to wear my Vibrams Fivefingers.
These new cheaper styles look more like regular shoes when compared to FiveFingers shoes and I would happily wear them at times when I am not running. They are very comfortable with or without socks which is great for beach walking or running!
These budget barefoot shoes are also quick drying so great in the rain and for water sports--a multipurpose shoe! I prefer styles with laces rather than velco straps as I think they are more secure and provide a better fit.
I have found similar cheap barefoot running styles available at other locations as listed below. They are so reasonably priced I want to try out the various styles and colours!
If you are not quite sure how to transition to barefoot running, check out the articles below for more information on its benefits and how to transition safely.
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