Runners have a tendency to stick to what they know, and what has proven to work for them individually. However it’s hard to ignore the minimal tendencies brands have embraced over the past few years that have athletes wondering if they’d be better off ditching their old favorites for a pair of mid-foot strikers. Minimal midsoles and low heel drops require a bit of breaking in if you’re used to an 8 – 10 mm midsole or anything with a raised heel, so let’s kick off your path to change with this list of The 10 Best Transition Shoes for Beginner Barefoot Runners.
Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based contributing writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and a contributing writer for Yahoo! Sports. A California-raised, sports-obsessed, gear junkie, follow him here to keep up with all things performance.