Credit: Photograph by Travis Rathbone

BEST FOR: Those looking for a barefoot feel – with protection

Weight: 9.3 oz Drop: 0mm

Built for true minimalists, the zero-drop Breathos offer a thin but well-crafted rubber outsole paired with a breathable mesh upper. After a run on loose gravel trails, one tester said the shoes had "amazing traction." Another went on a three-mile Warrior Dash and found solid footing even on a muddied motocross track. "I never thought extreme barefoot shoes would be my thing. I was wrong," he said. [$90;]