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I have had a pair for a few weeks now and I find them excellent, they are currently one of my favourite all-around shoes. They remind me of an improved Merrell Vapor Glove 3 if you are familiar with that shoe.

I train in Martial Arts and Strength. As an intermediate to advanced trainee, I have found them great for b… see more
I have had a pair for a few weeks now and I find them excellent, they are currently one of my favourite all-around shoes. They remind me of an improved Merrell Vapor Glove 3 if you are familiar with that shoe.

I train in Martial Arts and Strength. As an intermediate to advanced trainee, I have found them great for both usage scenarios. They are both responsive enough to spar in and thin enough to powerlift in, yet comfortable enough to run in for extended distances. I was quite surprised to find such a competent shoe at this price category; I will definitely be buying another pair.

The knitted style uppers are breathable and seem quite durable unlike some other options in this category. The tongue seems semi asymmetrical in padding, for superior comfort if worn tight as it prevents the crushing of blood flow on the top of the foot. Overall very well thought through and finished.

The only caveat is they have a much more generous insole than most barefoot shoes, therefore by default they are quite cosy. However the insole is removable if you prefer a harder ride and the sole thickness is moderate, so these can have a very firm ground feel if so desire.

In terms of context, I have been using barefoot style shoes now for about a decade. Using brands like Sole Runner, New Balance, Vibram Five fingers and Merrell. In my opinion, these Whitin shoes are the superior all-rounder and are substantially cheaper than the aforementioned choices, so I would highly recommend giving them a try – especially given amazon's very kind return policies.

Do let me know if there's anything else I can help you with, regarding these shoes. see less
I have had a pair for a few weeks now and I find them excellent, they are currently one of my favourite all-around shoes. They remind me of an improved Merrell Vapor Glove 3 if you are familiar with that shoe.

I train in Martial Arts and Strength. As an intermediate to advanced trainee, I have found them great for both usage scenarios. They are both responsive enough to spar in and thin enough to powerlift in, yet comfortable enough to run in for extended distances. I was quite surprised to find such a competent shoe at this price category; I will definitely be buying another pair.

The knitted style uppers are breathable and seem quite durable unlike some other options in this category. The tongue seems semi asymmetrical in padding, for superior comfort if worn tight as it prevents the crushing of blood flow on the top of the foot. Overall very well thought through and finished.

The only caveat is they have a much more generous insole than most barefoot shoes, therefore by default they are quite cosy. However the insole is removable if you prefer a harder ride and the sole thickness is moderate, so these can have a very firm ground feel if so desire.

In terms of context, I have been using barefoot style shoes now for about a decade. Using brands like Sole Runner, New Balance, Vibram Five fingers and Merrell. In my opinion, these Whitin shoes are the superior all-rounder and are substantially cheaper than the aforementioned choices, so I would highly recommend giving them a try – especially given amazon's very kind return policies.

Do let me know if there's anything else I can help you with, regarding these shoes.

Indiana H.
· 29 April 2019
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Depends on for what reason you need arch support but generally "barefoot" shoes strengthen your foot, arch inluded, in the long run (pun intended), because you use your forefoot and not your heels.
Amazon Customer
· 25 November 2019
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I would also love it if there where a formal version of this shoe available!
SpindelShankz
· 06 September 2020
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I take 8.5/9 and a 7 fit perfectly...
Mitch Greaves
· 25 November 2019
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I use them for walking a lot, as well as jogging. Just bear in mind they are not a waterproof shoe.
Lillybet7
· 19 September 2020
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Probably. I'm not sure. I bought size 7 because there were no 6.5's available, and they weren't too big. It depends how you feel about the 'space' for your feet!
But I reiterate, although they are really comfortable, the material that these shoes are made from make your feet smell!

Ros
· 29 March 2021
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All I know is that my husband and I had to carry a heavy double mattress up windy stairs to upstairs - and I am aged 80 and he is aged 70 and I am recovering from two cancer operations, cancer treatment tablet and also radiotherapy and diabetes and arthritis and yet these shoes helped lift very heavy up the stairs - an… see more All I know is that my husband and I had to carry a heavy double mattress up windy stairs to upstairs - and I am aged 80 and he is aged 70 and I am recovering from two cancer operations, cancer treatment tablet and also radiotherapy and diabetes and arthritis and yet these shoes helped lift very heavy up the stairs - and lifting heavy things in removing furniture in home etc. but I do have to have size 9 shoes when I actually take size 7!!!!! Christine Bestwick see less All I know is that my husband and I had to carry a heavy double mattress up windy stairs to upstairs - and I am aged 80 and he is aged 70 and I am recovering from two cancer operations, cancer treatment tablet and also radiotherapy and diabetes and arthritis and yet these shoes helped lift very heavy up the stairs - and lifting heavy things in removing furniture in home etc. but I do have to have size 9 shoes when I actually take size 7!!!!! Christine Bestwick
Christine Bestwick
· 25 September 2020
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I don't think so they are comfortable but you need proper walking boots for a long hike
Jan
· 14 September 2020
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These barefoot trainers are wide toes and the shape of the shoe is to ensure barefoot style. They are quite comfortable and do come in other colours and I would always go for this style with toes.
pj barker
· 12 July 2021