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    Barefoot shoes

    I bought some heavily reduced Vivobarefoot trail shoes a couple of years ago and absolutely love running in them.

    However, if they are as simple and stripped down as they seem to be surely I can get by in a cheap pair of 'plimsolls' instead of shelling out 80-90 on another pair?! Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Womens-Drai...rds=watershoes

    These would work. Thin bit off rubber to stop you cutting your feet. Simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Bob View Post
    I bought some heavily reduced Vivobarefoot trail shoes a couple of years ago and absolutely love running in them.

    However, if they are as simple and stripped down as they seem to be surely I can get by in a cheap pair of 'plimsolls' instead of shelling out 80-90 on another pair?! Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?
    Happy with my Vivo Primus Trail SG (soft ground)- they have great grip.

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    To be honest I was thinking of something like this...

    http://www.plimsolls4school.com/cont...plimsolls.html

    The Vivo shoes I had were end of line trail freaks which I loved, however it seems a bit weird spending up to 100 on a pair of shoes that are supposedly virtually barefoot?

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    Altras are zero drop and easily as wide as the Vivo's - but have more cushioning. Their MT's also have decent grip. The only overt problem with wide shoes that I have found is that they tilt sideways more on surfaces angled to the side - so if you have "weak" ankles this may be a problem. It is said that the cushioning in the Altra's means that you do not need to build up wearing them quite so slowly.

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    Less is more of course :-)

    These are pretty good and very plimsoll like:

    https://www.needlesports.com/55448/p...ssic-grey.aspx

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    I use these for martial arts and knocking about in. https://www.yellowmountain.co.uk/pro...-kung-fu-shoes

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