With so many ‘minimalist’ shoes flooding the market why did I choose the RunAmocs? I’m a practical person and I don’t have the budget to buy a shoe for every occasion. I wanted something that was versatile and comfortable. This was primarily going to be my running shoe but since I didn’t really have a casual shoe either I wanted it to work for both.
Criteria (In this order):
- Wide roomy toe box
- Thin flexible sole (no support)
The options that made my short list:
- Trail Glove
It came down to the KSO and the RunAmocs. I ruled out the ZEM for durability, the Evo for price, the trail glove, well just because. The KSO has some durability issues and in the end I really didn’t ‘need’ separate toes. The RunAmocs didn’t have any strikes against them. Buyers remorse? NO WAY! They have fully lived up to the reviews and my expectations.
Additional benefits I wasn’t expecting that come with the RunAmoc are the comfort and the quiet.
When I say comfort it is on a differnt level than normal shoe comfort. It is slipper comfy or barefoot comfy. The first shoe that I didn’t take off to watch a movie comfy. They are also great to wear before, during and after a run. No more switching in to flip flops after a run.
Quiet is probably an understatement. These are ninja quiet. I was running a long stretch today on asphalt and couldn’t hear my foot hit the asphalt. Running with bad form can make them slap a bit but with a quick light form they are silent,…..seriously. It is a bit strange, being almost weightless and silent makes running feel more effortless, like gliding rather than running. It felt like I was on one of those moving walkways in the airport.
Not being able to feel or hear your shoe has been my favorite unknown benefit of owning the RunAmocs.