Minimalist running shoes are designed to get people back to the feeling of being barefoot. A minimalist running shoe is one that has a low heel to toe drop, has little to no arch support, and no cushioning. These shoes strengthen feet by activating the smaller muscles that are rarely used when wearing a more traditional running shoe. They increase balance, stability and create a more efficient stride.
Wearing a cushioned running shoe encourages one to land with the heal first, creating more shock and jarring to the body. A person wearing a minimalist shoe will find that they land more on the midfoot or ball of the foot, putting less pressure on our feet, ankles, knees and back.
Leguano has a complete line of minimalist running shoes for women.
The sporty Active Anthracite is a great shoe for those looking for the minimalist barefoot feel. A slightly thicker sole gives a bit more protection when hitting the road or the trails. The lace up design keeps your foot stable but you still have the experience of a super-lightweight breathable shoe.
For that minimalist woman looking for a more feminine look, the Ballerina is the shoe for you! The stylish design stays snug on your foot whatever activity you are doing. Your foot can move freely, getting all your muscles strong and creating a sturdy base.
If you prefer a pull-on shoe, check out the Leguano premium. This minimalist barefoot shoe has a non-slip sole and moisture wicking material. You’ll experience all the benefits of barefoot running in the extremely lightweight durable shoe.