Women's Strand Lightweight Trainer

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Fit Tip: We recommend you order a half size larger than your regular running shoe.

The classic that started it all. The Strand is our answer to traditional lightweight “trainers.” Our specialized EVA midsole cushions hard surfaces while maintaining a barefoot feel, while strategic rubber treads at critical anatomical wear points offer next–level traction. This all-day, any-occasion sneaker is perfect for folks who are new to minimalist footwear.


Freedom Meets Performance

Unleash your inner athlete with the Strand, the minimalist trainer that prioritizes comfort and capability.

  • Feel the freedom: Our Peluva EVA midsole absorbs impact while maintaining a barefoot feel, letting you connect with every step.
  • Go anywhere, do anything: Strategic rubber treads provide exceptional traction on all surfaces, from city streets to wet trails.
  • Versatility redefined: Conquer your workout, explore the outdoors, or walk in comfort. The Strand is your all-day, any-activity companion.

Minimalist features for maximum performance:

  • Zero Drop: Natural foot alignment for a more connected experience.
  • 9mm Stack Height: Optimal balance between ground feel and protection.
  • Peluva 300 Series Midsole: Lightweight cushioning for miles of comfort.

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Shop the Strand now and experience footwear that moves with you!

Promote Ideal Posture & Alignment Enhance Flexibility & Proprioception Increase Strength & Mobility Improve Balance & Stability Decrease Discomfort & Injury
Specs & Materials

Weight: 7.2 oz.

Upper Material: Poly Blend Lycra

Insole: Performance Polyester Sockliner

Midsole: Peluva EVA 300 Series

Outsole: Rubber

Care Guide
We recommend hand-washing your Peluvas with mild detergent. In the event that they get super dirty, you can machine wash the non-leather models in warm water and allow them to air dry. If you are spending time sockless and notice any odors, you might try some medicated foot powder inside once in a while.

Feel the Difference

Smart Comfort

All-day, 'any-wear' support on hard surfaces to rugged terrains without sacrificing ground-feel

Elevated Style

Performance design, premium materials, and stylish aesthetic for versatile, modern wear

Natural Movement

Let feet be feet to relax, realign, and strengthen your foundation with every step

A design without compromise


Finally, a Design without Compromise

After two years of prototyping, we've built our dream shoe. We're proud to introduce the first minimalist shoe that delivers all three crucial criteria: comfort, function, and style. Our integrative design optimizes your movement to keep it natural, simple, and foundational, to let feet be feet, so you can be the best you.

Aiming to Change the way the World Walks
Increase Balance
Increase Flexibility
Increase Mobility
Decrease Discomfort
Increase Groundfeel
Worn in the wild
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 166 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 138 Total 4 star reviews: 20 Total 3 star reviews: 7 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
92%would recommend this product
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166 reviews
  • CC
    Claudette C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Love these shoes!

    I love these shoes!!! I was concerned about the size. They recommend half size bigger. I have 1 pair of running shoes at 7.5 and another at 8. But then I did the AI and it recommended 8.5 so I took the chance and the AI was right! My pinkie toe barely makes it in its spot but my big toe practically goes to the end. When I first got them I wore them most of the day indoors. I haven’t ran with them yet but I wear them to walk my Shih Tzu or other walks and I absolutely love them!!! I am considering getting another pair as slippers for indoors. FYI have you thought of making slippers for indoors??? As a stay at home mom I wear slippers more often than I wear shoes.

  • MP
    Marika P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Great Barefoot Shoe!

    It’s super comfy and I love the toe separation to reinforce our human toe splay! It’s a great option for new barefooters or seasoned barefoot shoe lovers!

  • A Profile picture for Autumn
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Came from Xero and Swapped to Peluvas

    My Xeros were worn and it was time for a new pair. I wanted to try these shoes since I read a bit about how I might need just a little bit more cushion for the concrete running. These fit the bill! They are wider than Xeros in the way that the toes can feel spread in their natural position. I can also STILL feel enough of the ground despite the light cushion, which is epic. I put them on straight out of the box at the post office in excitement and walked 2 miles. Now, note that my feet are already used to my other shoes so I didn't need a break in, but this increased my comfort even more since my toes have more spread space than my old shoes! And they're more snug so I easily forget they're on after a while. Though I was wondering if people would say anything; they didn't even notice lol. Plus, I was prepared to revise in my head that they love my new shoes if they did. I just strut happily anyways. I checked myself out in the mirror, and I can see why! They're actually super cuuute and look awesome! Not weird at all, imo at least. Anyways, Other things to note: The toes can flex up easily, but not down into a "toe point" due to the sole. But this is fully unnecessary anyways;, you don't need that for running walking-- maybe just stretching. I suggest Tighten the laces so it hugs all around and you'll forget they're on. Also, pleeease BUY TOE SOCKS. Invest in a few pairs so you don't need to worry bout sweat and don't have stinky feet to keep weird stereotypes going. Next,…

  • SS
    Stacey S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    My ultimate favorite sport shoe

    I love them for hiking weight lifting walks everyday wear . My Peluva trainers are the smartest shoes I have and in many colors. Thank you, Stacey C

  • NC
    Nina C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Ugly but so so so DAMN worth it. (if you have long toes like me you might need a whole size up)

    Look, not going to lie they're not that cute, someone said they look the shoes Ninja turtles would wear and I now I cannot SEE anything but Ninja turtles when I look down; THAT BEING SAID, still the best shoes I've ever worn to the point where someone who is a vain as me will still rock them like they're latest trend just because of how much improvement there has been!!

    Not only is my posture better, but I also have so much more balance than before, I used to fall and lose my stamina all the time for various reasons e.g. childbirth left my hips too wide, beating brain cancer ate away at my physical strength especially in my legs which was limiting my other activities such as dancing, roller skating, biking, even basic walking was becoming too painful etc etc.

    but the other day I was on my long walk with my Peluvas on and tripped on a brick that was out of place and normally I would've fallen face first on the ground with another bruise or cut to tell a story about HOWEVER my foot caught my fall! I was so stunned that I actually wasnt injured and that my leg was strong enough to hold me up that I was pissed no one around me saw it because it was the coolest. (to me)

    Any way love these shoes and will probably be needing a new pair soon because of how much Im wearing them!

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