With over 100 individual massaging cushions to mimic barefoot proprioception and provide just enough cushioning for any activity.
Utilizing a uniquely articulated, dual-injection rubber, the Adapt offers supreme flexibility combined with unmatched traction.
This is my 2nd pair of flux, the other was the low top. The high top is very different. It’s not quite as wide in the toe box as the low top which I actually prefer. The material is rip stop and has a tpu protective layer on the toe box to prevent damage from scraping in the floor for burpees etc. everyhting about the last first great and is perfect if you have a wide mid foot. My only feedback is I wish they would make a low top version of this shoe with this design. The high top rubs hard on the back of my calves and that is the only downside. I’ll wear higher socks with these for protection. Otherwise the shoe is great.
I initially purchased these shoes because I was looking for lifting shoes with toe space. I do have a pair of No Bulls and Flux is MUCH more comfortable. Nice flat foot for a good stance and the sole has kind of like a waffle design which can also feel like a massage. I also use them casually.
Very light, flexible, I can stay flat as I press/squat/deadlift with stability and comfort. Had to get a second pair to wear daily, might get yet another pair because they're so comfy!
These shoes are incredible comfortable. They feel like slippers on your feet! They’re also subtle and stylish. I‘ve been using them as a nice minimalist/barefoot-ish option for working out (deadlifts, metcons) and they’ve been holding up great. I am also a physician and love wearing them to work with some scrubs. It’s nice to be able to wear a shoe with a toe box that allows for splaying, but not have the odd look that a lot of minimalist shoes have. Highly recommend.
I found these after I learned about the importance of a wide toe box, zero drop shoe.
Your heel was not meant to be elevated all the time. While this helps you walk on your mid foot, load the driving muscles of your calf, and make your legs look good, it will shorten the length of your achilles tendon.
Thinner soles are great to increase your foot awareness. Once you go barefoot, you'd be suprised how much more proprioceptive feedback you receive from barefoot shoes.
More importantly, your toes weren't meant to be smashed together in a point. You want maximum stability by spreading out your toes.
After you learn all of this, you quickly realize that barefoot, wide toebox shoes are among the ugliest shoes in existence. It is no wonder why Nike's and chucks are so slim!
I stumbled upon these after I saw Rogan mention them. Getting a former Reebok designer to make good looking barefoot shoes was a no-brainer. Excellent Business decision.
Here are my thoughts on them.
-Look great. Chuck taylor style shoes are timeless in my eyes, so smart design choice.
-hexagonal tessellation soles are excellent for flexibility and proprioceptive feedback. Traction is great.
-flat laces with flat lace holes should be the standard. Keeps them from twisting and looking bad.
-insole is fairly comfortable
-toebox is not overly wide. enough to give you ample room without looking like a clown
-true to size for me as I always wear 11W to get more toebox in typical shoes. might…