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Xero Shoes Genesis

Xero Shoes Genesis

Product Review (submitted on 29 April 2018):
I bought these to replace the Amuri Ventures I bought 2500 miles ago (to be honest they have another 1000 miles in them but the sole had worn to 1mm in places so I was feeling every stone). I threw on my new pair of Genesis this morning, head out for a slow tester 5km run and ended up running a comfy 20km. They are a perfect replacement for the Ventures (in fact I prefer them as they don't have the occasionally irritating heel cup the Ventures had).
They are light, tough, cheap as chips, a great intro to "barefoot" running and should last for thousands of miles. My favourite thing about them though, compared to other minimalist shoes, is that your feet are open to the air and I genuinely feel barefoot. The only downside is that my feet have widened a size or two in the last few years running without shoes (and they were pretty simian to start with. Now I'm more hobbit-like).
NB- when I complained to xeroshoesuk that my Ventures were prematurely wearing thin after 1000 miles they (correctly) diagnosed a problem with my gait/form from a photo of the soles which was to blame (and then offered a free replacement even though it was my fault. At only £30 squids a pair I turned this down!). I subtly changed my form and they lasted another 1000 miles. Good product, decent company.
If you are contemplating minimalist/barefoot running these are the perfect start. Highly recommended.