Men's Strand Lightweight Trainer

Rated 4.6 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.


The Strand is our answer to traditional lightweight “trainers.” The peluva EVA midsole cushions hard surfaces while maintaining a barefoot feel. The rubber treads are strategically placed at critical anatomical wear points and offer exceptional traction even on wetter surfaces. 

Best For: Walking, hiking, urban trekking, cycling, and almost all gym workouts.

Minimalist Attributes: Zero Drop, 9 mm stack height, peluva 300 Series midsole

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

Finally, a Design without Compromise

Finally, a Design without Compromise

Feel the Difference

Natural Movement

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

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

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"The Strand is... no joke, two wafers of heaven encasing my feet. The ability to have an individual spot for each toe is so comfortable, while the overall fit and feel are just fantastic."

Robb Wolf
New York Times/Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat.
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
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 280 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 209 Total 4 star reviews: 47 Total 3 star reviews: 16 Total 2 star reviews: 2 Total 1 star reviews: 6
89%would recommend this product
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280 reviews
  • J
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Like the Peluvas BUT nothing in stock!!!

    They are good. I’d buy more but nothing in stock in an 11 in the styles and colors I’d get.


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    Bradley W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 days ago
    Heckin frick yeah!! (pt. 2)

    i left a review for the wrong product, BUT these feel like wearing thick comfy socks! love them!

  • TS
    Teal S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    1st time Barefoot Shoes Purchase

    I am a female and purchased these shoes because I wanted all black shoes and the women's we're sold out. I am happy to report, after reading the sizing FAQs, that these for true to size. I wore them all day at the hair salon, a simple way to break them in. Compliments are rolling in. Most importantly, I appreciate the toe separation which makes stretching and balancing exercises more feasible. I am a barefoot walker in any home and work from home having flat feet, Knowing that being Barefoot at home has actually REMOVED passion the my arch, is a confirmation that these shoes are necessary in my foot health. My podiatrist says so.

  • DW
    Dan W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Viable Alternative to Vibram V-Run

    Pliable/soft upper. Though proprioception is slightly compromised, shoes are ideal for long walks and distance running. Overall, very satisfied.

  • KB
    Krue B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Very nice

    My feet were sore when I first used them for a long session but my feet adapted almost the next day and for most people it might take longer or there feet might be 10x sore because I go barefoot a lot but I do recommend.

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