Can anyone recommend minimalistic footwear for the office that will be worn indoors and on blacktop/concrete with a lot of walking, in Florida, and during the summer?
Basically, Im looking for the ultimate business minimalistic piece of footwear and there is so much stuff out there I am looking for an ACTUAL users findings. Please and thank you in advance!
I like Sanuk's Sidewalk Surfers. I don't know how strict your office dress code is, so they might not be ideal, but they're really light and feel great.
I am not a user of it, but would like to try the VIVOBAREFOOT Ra for my next dress shoe. They just need a good deal on them. Minimalist shoe that looks like a classic dress shoe. There is also a brand recently launched or working on being launched called the Primal Professional. Both are priceyish options, but if you have a strict workplace, they are the closest thing I have found to traditional dress shoes. I wanted to wear black Vibrams to school, but was told it wasn't allowed. I thought black would look okay with a shirt and tie.
I've been wearing the Vivobarefoot Dharma black exclusively at work 5 days a week for almost a year. Still going strong. Everyone in the office knows I experiment with minimal shoes and no one suspected these were anything other than dress shoes. I highly recommend these, great ground feel, good tobox/width and office approved. They have a brown version too, but I have yet to try them myself.
I wear the Puma Drift Cat racing shoes. They're really thin so you can feel the pedals when racing, but they make really comfortable everyday shoes and the sole is really thin. You can feel the lines that are painted on the road when you walk over them.
Similar question? Lots of good answers.
Melissa McEwen has a review of the Merrell Wonder Glove on her blog, HuntGatherLove.com. It sold me - I just ordered a pair! They look much more dressy and less sporty than most minimalist shoes.
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