Minimalist Running Shoe Guide / Scale

MINIMALIST RUNNING SHOE SCALE / GUIDE – MRSS – Introduced 07/2012, Updated 11/2015

NOT UPDATED AT PRESENT

THE MINIMALIST RUNNING SHOE GUIDE / SCALE  – MRSS

 

10  = Traditional running shoes

9     = Natural. >8 but <10

8     = Natural. >7 but<9

7     = Natural. >6 but <8

6     = Minimalist. >5 but <7

5     = Minimalist. Midway between 0 and 10

4     = Minimalist. >3 but <5

3     = Very minimalist. >2 but <4

2     = Very minimalist. >1 but <3

1     = Extremely minimalist. >0.5 but < 2

0.5 = Most minimalist. > 0 but <1

0.1 – Most extreme minimalist.>0 but <0.5

0     = Barefoot / unshod

 

This is an attempt to develop a classification / index / scale of minimalistic running shoes with the help of the individual running shoe companies and experts in the running shoe industry.

As the classification of minimalisti running shoes is not an exact science and not based on scientific factors, all information in this classification is from the individual running shoe companies and my own professional opinion.

Where possible the Heel Drop values and the Stack Heights values are included.

Thanks to all the running shoe companies for their help.

This classification only includes minimalistic running shoes available in South Africa.

Edition 75  –  29 November 2015

 

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