SAGUARO Men’s Women’s Barefoot Minimalist Shoes Athletic Hiking Water Shoes for Aqua Swimming Trail Running – Review

SAGUARO Men’s Women’s Barefoot Minimalist Shoes Athletic Hiking Water Shoes for Aqua Swimming Trail Running – Product characteristics

  • Spandex
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Upper: Upgrade flying knit fabric upper, good tensile strength, lighteweight, breathable. The minimalist design catches the eye.
  • EASY ON AND OFF: Low top with speedly elastic draw-string ties system, topline with pull tab, a barefoot shoe which is easy to put and take off.
  • INSIDE: Soft detachable insole, comfort lining, giving comfortable barefoot feeling.
  • OUTSOLE: Unique rubber sole, anti-slip, wear resistant, shock absorption, protect feet comprehensive.
  • SUITABLE FOR: Running, hiking, walking, training, trail running, gym, climbing, camping, cycling, cruise, beach, boating, surfing, sailing, long-haul flight, driving car, trip etc.
Mens Barefoot Gym Walking Trail Running Shoes Beach Hiking Wide Toe Box Water Shoes Aqua Sports Pool Surf Waterfall Climbing Quick Dry Black*
  • Stretch breathable ultra-light material, flexible and comfortable.
  • Super lightweight and low top with speed elastic draw-string ties system, easy to put on and take off.
  • Strengthen toes protection structure design, rubber sole, preventing sand, sharp rocks, broken glass or other objects from entering the shoe, omnidirectional reduce injuries.

SAGUARO Men’s Women’s Barefoot Minimalist Shoes Athletic Hiking Water Shoes for Aqua Swimming Trail Running – Reviews

So comfy & affordable, buy 1/2-size bigger!

After reading many reviews, i ordered “True to size”, but it was 1/2 size too small. Got rapid refund of this order & simultaneously placed order for NEW pair that was 1/2-size bigger than my actual foot size. Fits PERFECTLY!Have only been wearing these approx. 1-month (and not continuous wear, as it’s been occasionally freezing & wet in NYC this winter, and these are mesh sneaker!) No insulation or foot warmth – but I bought these shoes for flexibility, NOT foot warmth! I have leather shoes for that. Unsure how long they’ll wear … will try to remember to report back in a few months!PROS:- V. flexible (forward/backward, twist!) & v. light, which is what i was looking for! Much more work felt by muscles of my feet, esp. inner-arch, which was exactly my goal.- Shoe sole & cut is designed to shape the inner-arch area, but there is MINIMAL support (forces inner arch muscles to actively work, rather than passively resting on shoe-supplied arch-support!)- Super-comfy from the moment i put these shoes on … which is how i evaluate shoes, now. NO “wearing-in” period!- Roomy toe-box, but not too roomy … I usually wear New Balance & Saucony sneakers (wide fore-foot, narrow ankles/heels). This shoe’s toe-box allows full movement of individual toes, but mesh-uppers keep shoes securely snug to foot, without excess toe-space.- Individual toes NOT separated (i prefer this), only LOOKS like individual toes.- Included elastic “speed laces” (no tying shoelaces needed) with ** extra VELCRO DETAIL ** (prevents long-end from flopping around during run/walk)- Strong & secure back-of-heel Pull-on Tab (sewn-in all-along back of heel & under rubber sole … avoid tab pull/break-off (EXCEPTION: “Black Stripe model” has only little pull-tab)- Good, grippy soles (non-slip on wet surfaces)- Also, GREAT price & v. fast delivery!CONS:- A little bit of fraying on edge-of-tongue of one shoe (may not last more than 3-6 mos, which is OK).- Possibly Interrupted Supply: Once you find the size that works well for you, perhaps order a couple back-up pairs. When Trump requested additional shipping tariffs on goods from China, these products went out-of-stock for a few wks.- City streets: Made to run/walk on DIRT TRAILS, so City-streets/sidewalks & subway-platforms can be a “sensory-challenge” (“Oh my gosh, with these shoes i feel EVERYTHING on the ground”). I generally walk 5-7 mi/day (sometimes up to 10 mi), so the balls of my feet feel tired/achy after 4-5 mi (due to less padding than most sneakers). I try to remember to bring an extra pair of more cushioned shoes, on those long-mileage days, to save the balls of my feet!FINAL TIPS:- FYI: Buy 1/2-size larger than true shoe size.- If currently wearing very supportive sneakers, gradually phase-in “wear time” of these shoes (same as all minimalist shoes). Start with 30-60 min for 1-2x per day for a few days. Alternate with wearing other flexible sneaker that’s a bit LESS flexible than this shoe (e.g. Nike “Free”, Puma “Ignite Netfit”, Adidas “Boost”, etc.) AND do Heel Raise-and-Hold for 10-count (standing on balls of your feet) with toes pointed \ /, | |, / \. Strengthens inner-arch & calf muscles, so they’ll be strong-enough to support foot in minimalist shoe.If feet fine after 2-3 days, try doubling time, 2-4x per day, for several days. Do another foot check-in … if feet still fine, should be OK to wear all-day.

Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019

Light, comfortable shoes for walking and hiking

The media could not be loaded.  I basically gave my review speaking in my video. I would definitely recommend these and buy them again. I did and 8 mile hike in these, and they held up really well. I really like the feeling of being barefoot, and it feels almost exactly like being barefoot, without having little rocks stabbing your foot all the time 🙂 However, if you are not used to barefoot shoes, you need to know that you will absolutely feel lots of bumps through the soles. I don’t find this painful or sharp, but it might be a new feeling for some people. These shoes bend super easily and are incredibly light. One thing that surprised me was that the fabric is spandex. It feels really, really, really light and I’m hoping that overtime they will be durable. I’m sure you could use these as water shoes, but the bottoms are durable enough that I will continue to use them as my daily walking and hiking shoes. I usually wear an 8.5, and these are an 8.5. They fit very well, as in they are definitely not falling off by any means, and I’m not getting any blisters. However, they *feel* much roomier than other sneakers I have bought. It almost feels like they are too big because they are so flexible and spacious inside. Day to day, I don’t wear socks with them and they feel fine. On my long hike, I wore some really thin socks and I’m glad I did. It didn’t feel bulky at all. But in reality, they are sitting very closely to my feet and staying on exactly as a shoe should. So they just might feel different than normal, but I felt great hiking in them and I’m glad I bought them 🙂

Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019

Huge variation in quality between styles

Short background:- I’m a marathon runner- I’ve been using “barefoot” shoes for ~2 years- I’ve been wearing different options of this Saguaro shoe for >2500 milesI’ve been very satisfied with some styles of these Saguaro shoes but one style (with laces below a very long velcro piece) disintegrated (see images attached).The velcro portion ripped off after < 100 miles and in order to have sufficient grip on my foot I needed to tighten the laces and they tore through the rubber material.So this pair of shoes is perhaps a 1 star review.BUT! I said I've been wearing Saguaro shoes for >2500 miles; there’s a reason for that. Some of the other designs are fantastic! I tried this style for variety but I think I’ll stick with the “grey” style that carried me >800 miles before they showed significant wear and tear.So 3 stars overall, 1 star for this shoe design in particular.

Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020

Comfortable, good quality. If you’re on the fence, hop on over and try em out.

No complaints on first impression. The insert is nicely padded, more than I expected based on the reviews. Sole is hardened rubber. I’ve been researching barefoot running and minimalist shoes for a while. This is a cheap entry point and appears to be made quite well. I wouldn’t advise running on large loose rocks and stones but that has little to do with these shoes. If I stepped on a good size rock in my $120 runners it hurts… I would advise starting slow. If you’re used to running with hard impact on your heels (you’re doing it wrong) you’ll want to adjust your posture and keep the weight on your calfs. It will hurt for a few days but it’s better on your back and hips. Running a Spartan in a few weeks. Can’t wait to get these dirty. 🤘Update: would add another star of possible. I’ve been wearing these for 2 months now. They’re holding up well and I’ve given them a beating from races, hiking, swimming, and workouts. They are quite comfortable and dry quickly too. Will 100% purchase these again when I wear the life out of this pair.

Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019
Mens Barefoot Gym Walking Trail Running Shoes Beach Hiking Wide Toe Box Water Shoes Aqua Sports Pool Surf Waterfall Climbing Quick Dry Black*
  • Stretch breathable ultra-light material, flexible and comfortable.
  • Super lightweight and low top with speed elastic draw-string ties system, easy to put on and take off.
  • Strengthen toes protection structure design, rubber sole, preventing sand, sharp rocks, broken glass or other objects from entering the shoe, omnidirectional reduce injuries.

SAGUARO Men’s Women’s Barefoot Minimalist Shoes Athletic Hiking Water Shoes for Aqua Swimming Trail Running – FAQ

I wear a size 10 men,what size should i get?

Good point. If you wear size 10, consider ordering size 11, or 11 and 1/2 or eve size 12. Thanks, Parafino

Are these trail shoes heavy?

This is an ultra-light gym shoes.

What is the dimensions for the toe box area (the widest section) on a size 10?

I don’t really know about a size 10 I bought a size 9 for my husband. He wears a triple wide on regular shoes. And it fits him very well he loves them he says

Very light,right?

They’re not as light as Vibram, and have more arch support – actually too much for me as I have flat feet and it messes up my knees

Can you use socks with this shoes ? Or no ?

Yes, you can use socks with them. I do. There are little raised bumps on the insoles under the ball of rhe foot to the toes. Socks make them more comfortable if you aren’t used to something like that in your shoes.

Are these mens barefoot shoes good for the river?

Yes. The men barefoot shoes are also as water shoes, and keep them on your feet in kinds of occasion.

About how long do the men gym shoes take to dry?

The men training shoes can dry-quickly, definitely doesn’t take long!

does the sole have any cushioning?

The is some cushioning… But, I didn’t agree that the shoe was for trail running. I returned. Water shoes yes, but trail running, they didn’t seem to be well enough constructed to hold up to uneven or rocky surfaces.

How quickly do they dry – looking for shoes to wear while crossing creeks when out hiking?

I actually try and avoid water when walking in these, but when I have walked in the rain, or wet grass, or couldn’t avoid small creeks/puddles, they seemed to have dried by the evening. I haven’t worn them as outdoor shoes like you’re thinking, more like walking shoes, so when they get super wet/muddy, I wash them and then dry them. In the summer, they’re dry by morning. Hope this is helpful.

Can I Order in a Size 16 ?

Oh, that I dont know. please browse size when you are ordering. Best of luck Parafino

Mens Barefoot Gym Walking Trail Running Shoes Beach Hiking Wide Toe Box Water Shoes Aqua Sports Pool Surf Waterfall Climbing Quick Dry Black*
  • Stretch breathable ultra-light material, flexible and comfortable.
  • Super lightweight and low top with speed elastic draw-string ties system, easy to put on and take off.
  • Strengthen toes protection structure design, rubber sole, preventing sand, sharp rocks, broken glass or other objects from entering the shoe, omnidirectional reduce injuries.

*If you buy a product through one of these links, I will receive a small commission from the seller. There are no additional costs for you, and you support my work on this site. To learn more read here. Thank you and Feel Grounded. Dirk