Wear Tested Gear Review Winners

In WTGR’s continuing annual series on the best minimalist shoes and gear that we have wear tested for 2015, here are the latest Editors’ Choices. For 2015, we have included cycling gear and wearables. For 2016, maybe minimalist spikes for track & field and cross country will be added! But we are looking for some really exciting new models and upgrades from shoe vendors including Topo Athletic ST-2, Altra Golden Spikes, VIVOBAREFOOT Primus, and Skechers GOmeb Speed Elite.

Minimalist Road Shoe of the Year

Topo Athletic Tribute

“The closest to a lightweight, minimally cushioned, zero drop and low stack height ROAD RACER.”

Minimalist Trail Shoe of the Year

Altra Superior 2.0

“One of the most lightweight, flexible, and durable trail shoe we have wear tested – PERIOD.”

Minimalist Casual Shoe of the Year

Vivobarefoot Aqua II

“One of my few GO TO shoes that sit on the top of my un-organized shoe pile.”

Run/Bike Apparel of the Year

Ashmei Cycle Jacket

“TECHNOLOGY meets DESIGN to create an out-of-this-world cycling jacket – tailored, offset zipper, rear vents, 6 pockets.”

Run/Bike Accessory of the Year

Light & Motion 800 FC

“Bought additional Urban 800 lights for our family of riders, REPLACING their current low performance headlights.”

Wearable of the Year

Garmin Vivoactive

“The ONE smart device you’ll ever need to wear or carry everywhere.”