WHITIN Men’s Minimalist Trail Runner Wide Toe Box Barefoot Inspired – Review

WHITIN Men’s Minimalist Trail Runner Wide Toe Box Barefoot Inspired – Product characteristics

  • Fabric
  • Rubber sole
  • A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax.
  • Produced using animal free products and processes.
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a “more barefoot” feeling.
  • True rubber sole provides great protection while still getting the ground feedback.
  • Note, if between sizes, order next size down.
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WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Size 8.5 Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Cross Trainer Weightlifting Male Black Gum 41*
  • A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax.
  • Produced using animal free products and processes.
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a "more barefoot" feeling.

WHITIN Men’s Minimalist Trail Runner Wide Toe Box Barefoot Inspired – Reviews

Nice zero drop, minimalist running shoe.

You can’t beat these for the price. I don’t know how long they’ll hold up, but they’re a really nice running shoe if your into zero drop, minimalist running shoes. Be warned, these are SO much different than your average running shoes. Expect at least a week or two for your legs and feet to acclimate. Don’t over do it the first few weeks, or you’ll end up injured. Also, be advised that there isn’t much protecting your feet – so I wouldn’t recommend these shoes super rough terrain. I’m happy with my purchase!UPDATE: I’ve put nearly 100 miles on these bad boys. They’re great. I like them better than my Ultras, yet I paid 100 dollars less for these. Don’t waste your money on super expensive name brands, these shoes are great!UPDATE 2: 170 miles and they’re still good as new. I just ordered a second pair because I like them so much.UPDATE 3: I uploaded a picture of my second pair. BE CAREFUL when changing the color scheme. I ordered what I thought was a different color scheme, but as it turns out these ones DO NOT have a Velcro tighten strap like the other pair does. (LOOK CLOSELY at the pictures, as it is depicted just fine. I wasn’t paying any attention – so it’s on me) Don’t worry though, I just ordered a 3RD pair of red ones with the strap for only 28 dollars! It’s worth noting that the new pair (without the Velcro strap) still feel just as comfortable – but I haven’t done any running in them yet.UPDATE 4: I suppose you get the point now. Keep on running, fam!

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019

2months and 200miles on beach sand & gravel & asphalt

I struggle to find a good pair of trail running shoes. The tread is still great after 200miles (yes I track this stuff). They are comfortable for my feet and I wear these most of the time. The second picture shows the surface of where I run. One of the best shoes I have found. And they are cheap. Great quality. Great durability. Comfortable. AND and and I don’t get much sand in them while on the beach.

Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019

Best sneakers that I have ever had!

I am on a journey to fast walk/jog with less to no pain and I had been reading about going barefoot or at the very minimum very little padding. I read about in the book “Born to Run” about many different examples of how the so called “running” shoes cause more injury then they prevent. A star track coach had his team practice barefoot because the new so called Nike “Running” shoes were causing injuries that were not there before they started wearing the running shoes. I have a pair of the Vibram 5 Finger shoes which were pretty good but it would hurt between my toes when I tried to run with them. The point is that we were born to walk and run on our natural feet but obviously with the way things are we risk getting cut if we try to do so now a days. Having said this these shoes are perfect, there is no constraint on the foot so it lays in it’s natural unconstrained position. Because of the just enough protection to keep you from the elements you naturally start to walk/run on the forefront of the foot instead of the heal which is what causes injuries, shin splints and knee pain among other things. I highly recommend these sneakers! I myself will buy another pair to make sure I’m covered in case for some unfortunate reason they stop making them. The sizing is just right, if you wear a size 11.5 a size 11.5 in these shoes will be just right.

Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2018

I don’t think these are going to last particularly long, and that is perfectly fine.

I’m going to be honest here: I don’t think these are going to last particularly long, and that is perfectly fine.See, what we have here are a type of shoe that flexes. This is by design. It’s like wearing shoes while walking barefoot. Many claim it’s a more natural way of walking. And it does fit the bill. However, the material I’m not convinced will last very long. You can fork over $100+ for the good ones that will last, with the bottoms made by Vibram. But… they’re an odd shoe. For those that love them, they truly love them. For those that hate them, they despise them. So paying $100 or more seems like a pretty steep investment for something you might end up hating.That’s where these come in. I’ve wanted to try shoes like these, but the barrier to enter was too high. Now, $35 to answer that question, that I can do. So I’ve been wearing them a bit, and enjoying them. I suspect they will be done for in about 4-8 months, and I won’t be bummed. I’ll move on to the $100+ if I decide this is the shoe style for me. If I decide it’s not my style, these things saved me $65, effectively.Will I buy these again? Well, if they somehow last me more than 8 months, then probably will. Otherwise, they’re like a “sample” of this style of shoe, and well worth it to answer the question of if the style is something you want to get into.

Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
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WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Size 8.5 Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Cross Trainer Weightlifting Male Black Gum 41*
  • A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax.
  • Produced using animal free products and processes.
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a "more barefoot" feeling.

WHITIN Men’s Minimalist Trail Runner Wide Toe Box Barefoot Inspired – FAQ

How are these for hiking? Did anyone try any hiking or camping with these?

My two cents. Camping, yes. Hiking, yes, if not to many sharp rocks. Backpacking probably not. My main issue with this shoe is after a few years I don’t like to wear regular shoes anymore.

Are these good for road running as well?

They hold up super well due to the durable rubber outsole. These shoes are great for anything from trail running to running on the street.

Would these be good for working a 12 hour shift in a warehouse everyday?

I work 10-12 hrs/day. I put in another insole to keep my feet comfortable. I’ve never seen wide toed shoes like this before. The wide toed style makes me happy.

hola buenos dia cual es el costo real de los zapatos y cuanto seria el costo de envio a venezuela

The question this user asked is: “Hello, good morning, what is the real cost of the shoes and how much would the shipping cost to Venezuela be?” Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer but perhaps now that it’s translated someone can help.

Has anyone done a really long hike in these? How did they hold up?

I recently put roughly 300 miles on these in the span of a 2 month training cycle, culminating in the Arches 50 mile race in Moab. They held up great, through a variety of training runs and surfaces including pavement, trail, rock, mud and snow. I have the ones with the strap.

My foot fits comfortably in a 26.5cm length shoe. What size does that equate to in these shoes?

I changed your size to inches, it’s 10.5. Those shoes are the right size. My size 10.5 I buy 10.5. Good luck

How are these for biking–are the sole stiff?

I doubt it. If you are thinking of cycling shoes that work with clips or cages, nope…not good. The soles are pretty flexible.

How are these for road running?, I have other barefoot trail shoes and are not smooth on roads

These are not smooth on the road either. They feel like they make my ankles tired. It’s weird. But on the trail they are great.

Is this shoe kind of a slip on. In other works no tongue to move up to allow bigger feet to fit in more easily?

Yes, kinda a slip on and very comfortable.

Would this work well while using and indoor rower?

This shoe is light and stretchy. Almost like a sock with a sole. The sole is sturdy so should work with a rower, but depends on the feel you like pushing back. I really like these and wear them for pretty much everything.

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WHITIN Men's Trail Running Shoes Minimalist Barefoot 5 Five Fingers Wide Width Toe Box Size 8.5 Gym Workout Fitness Low Zero Drop Cross Trainer Weightlifting Male Black Gum 41*
  • A wide toe box lets your toes spread and relax.
  • Produced using animal free products and processes.
  • Removable sockliner (insole) if you want a "more barefoot" feeling.

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