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.
The best barefoot running shoes and minimalist designs fo experiencing the addictive sensations of increased trail-feel
Handmade leather trail shoes, Softstar Megagrip Primal RunAmocs are ideal for barefoot runners with wide feet and toe splay
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
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