Skora Core

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Skora Core Ecco Biom Lite Helion Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 138 best road shoes of 2013 summer buyers guide

Skora Core, Ecco Biom Lite Helion, Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 138    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Barefooters who want every foot muscle to get a workout.

THE TEST: These had the most flex of the zero-drop shoes we tested—all your ground-sensing foot nerves will immediately go on full alert. The shoe rides on an eight-millimeter-thick mashup of foam and bouncy rubber. It’s a bit more durable than compression-prone foam alone but still plenty bendy. We liked it best on pavement; when we took a few laps off-road, the smallest rocks announced their presence. The goatskin uppers feel great, but you pay a weight and breathability penalty.

THE VERDICT: Overpriced and light on protection, but the most durable and comfy minimalist shoe we tested. 8.1 oz.


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