A true minimalist shoe, the ST-2 has a thin layer of foam separating your foot from the road. As a result, some testers likened it to running barefoot, but they gave it high marks for flexibility and overall comfort.
All were unanimous in loving the fit of the upper. A stretchy mesh is soft against your skin—whether you wear socks or not.
Plus there’s no rigid heel counter, so you can pack the shoe flat in a bag if you’re traveling.