Mid-pack fell-plodder Paul has been writing about his outdoor adventures for about ten years. Initiated by a move from Coventry to the Peak District in 2010, Paul quickly evolved from jogger, reluctant gym-goer and occasional camper to full-blown fell-obsessed trail runner and wild camping adventurer. Paul’s 2016 attempt at the Cape Wrath Ultra was only curtailed (on day six!) by an infected big toe; the story of its Vesuvius style release, with supporting photos, is something Paul is too keen to share.
A barefoot-style road or training shoe, the VivoBarefoot Primus Lite III gives that, ‘Did I remember to put my shoes on?’ feel
The original minimal shoe, the Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail 2.0 still turns heads thanks to its distinctive simian style
The Merrell Bare Access XTR is an excellent blend of familiar running shoe and barefoot trail ripper
Lightweight, pared-back and aggressive, the Hoka One One Evo Jawz is a great choice for trail- and fell-racing
If you’re baffled by people who wax lyrical about the benefits of barefoot running, even while they’re clearly running around in shoes – read on
Our guide to the best barefoot running shoes and minimal designs for improving form, reducing rolled ankles and experiencing the addictive sensations of increased ground-feel
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