Xero Shoes TerraFlex

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TerraFlex - Black
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Comfortable, good grip, but takes a while to dry Review by Amie
I love these shoes - I had a pair of DayLite hikers and a pair of vivobarefoot for daily use so going into switching from my usual Inov8s to these for running wasn't much of a shock. Even so, initially had achy calves after longer runs, but having now done 200 miles they feel fine. Just take it easy at first!

They are super comfortable, you can feel the ground without it hurting and the soles are amazing, they've barely worn at all. My inov8s would be getting flat by now!

Two issues that I have: I'm not keen on the material for the uppers, it seems overly padded and bulky and takes forever to dry. I run in the peak district and its nigh on impossible to not get wet feet. I don't mind that - I just like them to be dry for my next run. These take days and as a result currently smell, so they are living in the garden!

My other complaint is that the uppers have started to come away from the soles on the inner foot area. I got the women's, but maybe my feet are too wide and overhanging and that's why it happened. I was disappointed when I saw, but a quick email to Xero and they sent me a discount code for the price of the shoe immediately! Incredible customer service. I used it to get the new Mesa trail. They just arrived and I am super impressed. The upper is made out of a much thinner material that looks like it won't retain water for days, and I'm hoping the wider fit will help! (Posted on 29/07/2020)
Very Impressed Review by Simon
Got these as my second pair of minimalist shoes, after a basic pair of Vivobarefoot shoes that I've been wearing at work and in town to get used to the whole minimalist thing. I was actually after a pair of Xcursions to replace my worn out hike boots, but they're not in stock until the autumn. Decided to get these as a stop gap and a cheaper trial of the Xero shoes brand.
Just done my first proper walk in them (the day I got them) and they were comfortable straight away, with no tiredness in my feet at the end of the walk. Not done a full day's walk in them but very impressed with the feel and performance so far. Didn't occur to me to take them off when I got home, when I would have kicked off my conventional shoes immediately.
I think that my other pair of minimalist shoes helped prepare me for these, there was a little soreness in my lower leg when I first wore them, so I wouldn't advise anyone to dive in with a long walk in any minimalist shoe first time. However, highly recommend these, looking forward to the autumn when I can get some Xcursions for the winter. Now trying to talk the rest of the family into trying a pair. (Posted on 30/05/2020)
The most comfortable shoes ever Review by Ana
I got my Terra Flex and went on a weekend hike (30km across 2 days). I was so impressed with these shoes, my feet were very happy!

The toe box was super wide and allowed my toes plenty of room to move and spread, and yet the lacing worked great, offering a good grip on the upper part of my foot, so my feet felt very secure and stable overall.

I loved feeling the nature under my feet. I could really feel the rocks and roots as I was walking, but it wasn't in an uncomfortable or painful way at all. It was like a nice foot massage.

My boyfriend was wearing regular hiking boots and his feet got really uncomfortable after a while, and had that satisfying moment when taking the boots off at the end of the day. In contrast, I didn't have that at all. In fact, I didn't want to change my shoes at all after my hike, because they're the most comfortable shoes I have. I just loosened the laces and it felt like I was wearing comfy slippers!

Overall great shoes! (Posted on 03/03/2020)
Great shoes for long-distance walk Review by Neil
I hesitated until the last moment before choosing these over conventional heavy walking shoes and I'm so glad I chose these. So comfortable!! I walked 600 km on GR65 in France over four weeks on mixed trail, path, track and road. Unlike many other walkers I had no blisters and no raw patches and no discomfort. As others have observed it would be great if they were waterproof too but luckily it only rained twice. Excellent shoes and I'll know what to wear on my next long-distance walk. (Posted on 13/10/2019)
Very comfy and roomy toe box. Not perfect for big WIDE feet Review by Jamie482
Arrived stupendously fast. Lovely quality feel to the shoe and very lightweight considering the level of protection they have compared to other barefoot shoes I own where i feel every lump on the trail which slows me down to a tiptoe sometimes. Just had my first 5k trail test run in them and they are extremely grippy as claimed and the insole does a smashing job of taking the sting out of rocks and roots on the trail whilst still giving you that barefoot feel. Xero seem to have reached the perfect compromise here regarding level of cushioning for a barefoot trail shoe.
My only negative thus far and its a personal one, is that whilst the toe box is very roomy and allows natural toe spread, the area across my metatarsals is not as roomy and as a result my big toe bones (wide feet) rub on the upper and slightly overhang the sole. Be aware if you have WIDE feet these may not be suitable. I have now ran outside in them so cannot return so am hoping they will give a little. If youre wider than 2E try before you go out in them. Perhaps a slight outward curve in the sole here to be truly foot shaped is a future consideration??
Suffice to say they are VERY comfortable out on the trail and meet expectations. Its just that I can feel pressure on my toe bone but thats something I've come to live with.
Thanks Xero :-) (Posted on 27/06/2019)
Absolutely the best Review by Barrie
Absolutely the best fitting/functioning shoes I have ever had in my 50 years. (Posted on 23/06/2019)
Great comfort & feel - Amazing service Review by Mike
Purchased a pair of Terra Flex and have found them the most comfortable and "true" barefoot shoe I have ever used. There is so much room in them and sometimes I forget I have them on.
Unfortunately after 6 months the toe box started to come away but a quick email to Xero Shoes and they have sent me a brand new pair free of charge with absolutely no question. Amazing and impressive service (Posted on 21/06/2019)
Injured foot no longer sore in TerraFlex, was able to long distance hike Review by Gabor
Here's my story wearing the TerraFlex Trail Running and Hiking Shoe.

Since the fall of 2017 I have a sore right lower leg and foot, specifically the tibalis posterior and the so called "plantar fasciitis" hurts me. (Which are due to a short right leg and overexertion on a 70mi hiking trip - though a 82mi walk did not hurt it earlier).

I tried a lot to cure it - resting, night splint, SMR and stretching but none of these helped really, even my regular shoes and slippers started to hurt. I decided to

Probably I need to tend to a more lowcarb diet to get to the root cause.
But this month I decided to try to load it to see whether I can still run and later prepare for a marathon or an ironman which are my favorite sport.

I did one 2 hour hike and a 2 hour ride on my road bike in preparation for a hiking trail of 35mi with 9000ft elevation change over 12,5 hours.

On the morning I though about putting my "regular" drop running shoes but they often hurt on the outside of my sole, the lateral band. So I went for the Xero TerraFlex, the pair I had been using since July last year, on a daily basis, the only pair of shoes that I had not had any pain while wearing for casual wear (with negligible wear since last year).

Amazingly, I could do the whole distance without any irregular pain and over-injury. I tried to avoid shard rock to step on. The shoes were grippy and comfortable and even held in stick mud, too.

I cleaned them with plenty of water the next day and they were really soaking wet. I expected them to dry within 3+ days in the damp weather. Surprisingly they dried overnight!

Thank you Lena and Steven. I'm looking forward to buying another pair, soon. (Posted on 21/04/2019)
Absolutely delighted, completely hooked Review by Ant
I started running seriously again 6 months ago, after a long gap, and pretty soon I had the dreaded runner's knee. A local running shop analysed my gait and sent me away with a (very) expensive pair of motion control shoes. They didn't help. And they were horrible to run in. Eventually, via the book Born to Run, I came very late to the barefoot/minimalist running movement and purchased the Terraflex shoes 2 weeks ago. I've run in them almost daily since they arrived. To say I'm delighted is an understatement. I love the feel of running beside the river Thames, sensing the ground underfoot and adjusting my balance naturally. My tendency to land on my heels has vanished, and with it, all the shock that was hurting my knees. I can feel my ankles and arches getting stronger by the day. And my 10k times are already as fast in these shoes with my new running technique as they were in my old bouncy trainers. I'm hooked on minimalist running, and on these Xero shoes. If anyone else is interested, I found the YouTube video by Dr Cucuzzella on natural running technique to be invaluable in adjusting my running style to suit these shoes. (Posted on 20/03/2019)
My feet are alive! Review by Ben
Still getting used to the way of walking in these but I am really enjoying it. I bought these shoes for their wider toe box, they are so much more comfortable that any footwear I have worn except for my beloved slippers. After a few months of wearing these I can feel some changes in my feet, they feel less stiff and more relaxed. Walking in them is so different from typical shoes, I can feel the ground so well through the soles and I have the sensation of wanting to break into a run. I'm thinking about buying a different pair for smarter occasions. (Posted on 21/01/2019)

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