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2014 Wear Tested Shoe of the Year candidates

2014 Wear Tested Shoe of the Year Candidates
2014 Wear Tested Shoe of the Year CandidatesMinimalist Running Shoes

Here’s a sneak preview list of some of the candidates for the 2014 Wear Tested Shoe of the Year in minimalist shoes for Road, Trail, and Casual (includes Walking and Hiking). We hope to have test pairs for all the models listed here by the last quarter of 2014. All shoes available publicly by Fall 2014 will qualify. More will be added to this list over the next few months.

We have also expanded the categories for 2014 from the single category in our 2013 Shoe of the Year, the Topo Athletic ST. The Topo Athletic is really one shoe that works for Road, Trail, and Casual. But for 2014, we have included more shoes so runners have more choices since we come in different sizes, have varied running forms, and different tolerances for cushioning.

Minimalist Road Running Shoe Candidates

Minimalist Trail Running Shoe Candidates

Minimalist Casual/Walking/Hiking Shoe Candidates