What is Minimalist Shoes?

Category: Equipment

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Minimalist shoes are thin soled shoes to mimic the experience of running barefoot. Advocates claim that running in minimalist shoes or barefoot improves foot biomechanics and reduces injury risk.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Pain in calves 1 1
Pain in hips 1 1
Pain in knees 1 1
Patellofemoral pain syndrome 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Minimalist Shoes

Side effect Patients
Pain in feet 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Minimalist Shoes

Dosage Patients
4 hr daily 1

Duration

Currently using Minimalist Shoes

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Minimalist Shoes.