Best shoes for traveling reviews (part 1 )

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Phu Quoc Island is mainly composed of sedimentary rocks from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic age, including heterogeneous conglomerate composition. If you love traveling on foot you will need some significant advices to have a memorable trip. Whether you’re strolling Bai Sao (Sao beach) or wandering arounf Duong Dong town streets, these stylish walking shoes will give you a leg up.

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1. Merrell Trail Glove Barefoot

Since my Skechers Trail Running Shoe worn out, I want to find a pair to continue with my training. At first, I googled for some reviews and came across Merrell trail glove barefoot running shoes. I also asked some friends of mine about Merrell’s brand and decide to give it a try. Until now, I’m rather happy with my choice, it’s one of the best shoes for traveling.

I often train at the gym 4 5 days a week, run on the other days. So I choose shoes which can be used for many purposes and have high durability. These barefoot running shoes gave me the first impression as a simple and lightweight pair.

Merrell Trail Glove Barefoot via Youtube

The upper of trail glove is made of extremely light and breathable mesh. It is like running on real barefoot. The air also flows in and out easily especially in some hot summer days. This mesh upper done a great job in ventilating our feet, wiped out all the moisture from our sweat make your feet dry and clean (especially in some hot summer days).I really like this feature because I don’t like to wear sock when running. Another plus is this soft upper causes no trouble for the movement of our toes. The toe box is roomy; your toes can feel the ground on every step. This Merrell pair fit in well and keeps you away from the debris on the trail. They also have a rubber toe-bumper in front of the shoe to protect your feet in case of kicking on some hard rock or litter

Trail Glove’s sole is about 10 mm thicker than the upper and was made by Vibram so it helps a lot on some tough trail, remain good balance and prevent any slippery.

The flexibility is wonderful. This pair is easily twisted into any direction. Of course, on some hard ground, the shoes is not very comfortable but we all know that this trail glove is just suitable for trail running events or shorter-distance races.

Wearing a flat shoe is totally new experience. It is different from running with a cushion shoes. At first, you must run slowly and short for a few days to get used to with it. After accommodating the change, everything is better then you expected

In brief, Merrell trail glove is my most favorite shoes. Out of all the minimalist shoes I’ve tried, this one make me completely happy. With the retail price of aprx. $100, it is definitely worth your money

2. Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 is one of best shoes for traveling from Nike. Here is a brief review from Dat Hoang about the quality and the first impression with this product.

I’ve bought a pair of Nike Air Pegasus for 2 weeks to practice running. I tried to search on the Internet and finally choosing it for my HIIT program.At first, I think that Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 is a pretty reliable shoe. Pegasus is always famous for its big, soft cushion and it is one of the most favorite choices for the neutral runners. I pre-order it from online store and the price is $100 a quite acceptable deal.

As the previous iteration, the Pegasus+ 30 offers various colors for the customers. It mixes 2-3 color in the body. I just want something simple so I choose a pair with dark toe box and grey midfoot. Mine also have some soft plastic strand along the middle. Nike calls Hyperfuse and told that it is a different structuring technology for this model.

Nike air pegasus +30 via Yotube

At the first try, the Pegasus 30 fits in well with my foot. It covers every part perfectly. I have some short jogging for a while and feel rather satisfactory with the flexibility. The heel has good elasticity; the pad of the shoe provides a softer landing that helps a lot in trail running. Some of my old shoes did not have the Natural Motion crash pad as this one so after a long time running, my feet got red for a few days but with the Pegasus 30, this trouble never exists.

After trying it for 3 4 days, I also bought one pair for my GF to accompany me on the run. With the female version, Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 has some minor differences. The toe box is a bit larger and the heel is softer. Of course, it is easily twisted from side to side so the flexibility is as good as mine. She said the Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 has some small changes in compare to the 29. It has been redesigned to enhance movement and reduced the weight. In fact, Pegasus+ 30 only weighs 10 oz for the 10 size  It also has better lateral support than the 29.

Up to now, we run together about 2 miles per day and those shoes still in a good condition. With some of amateur runner like us, they provide everything we need a nice design, outstanding flexibility. Although in some wet day, those pair are a bit slippery but they are perfect choice for the run in normal weather. In my opinion, those pairs are worth every penny you spent.

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