Here at Northern Runner, we have an expansive selection of minimalist running shoes, midfoot & barefoot running shoes for both men and women.
Minimalist/Midfoot Running Shoes
Minimalist running shoes are constructed from lightweight materials, have a minimal heel height, and little to no arch support, which encourage a natural running style and midfoot strike.
Some of our most popular minimalist running shoes are the New Balance Minimus range, which are available in both road and trail running versions, and are taking the minimalist running world by storm.
Barefoot Running Shoes
Barefoot running shoes do exactly what they say on the tin; they are designed to offer the closest feel to truly running barefoot.
This is made possible by having an incredibly thin layer between the ground and your skin, which offers minimal protection in the sole. Barefoot running shoes are most notable for their ‘zero drop’, which fosters a much more natural midfoot strike. It is commonly accepted that runners that use Structured Cushioning Running Shoes find the transition to barefoot running much easier than those that use motion control shoes.
In this category, Vivo are the true pioneers of Barefoot Running Shoes; Inov8 are also growing increasingly popular for their great barefoot running shoes, particularly the Inov8 F-Lite 230 range.
Browse our full range of Minimalist & Barefoot Running Shoes below and order online today from Northern Runner.