Welcome to thatlinuxbox.com Friday, December 01 2023 @ 04:10 PM UTC

Tesla BareTrek 30 Minimalist shoe

  • Tuesday, August 25 2015 @ 01:58 AM UTC
  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 12,381
Running and Fitness

  • Google Plus
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg

While searching for any newly released minimalist shoes in 2015, I found the Tesla BareTrek 30 Minimalist shoes on Amazon for under 30 bucks. I ordered the brightly colored Orange and Blue (Go Gators!).

My Teslas arrived in a plastic bag, tied with a little red plastic cord. No unusual or suspect ingredients, feelings, or smells.

They appear to be knock-offs of the Merrell Vapor Glove.

The only significant difference I found between the Tesla BareTrek and the Merrell Vapor Glove is the sole. The VG has stickier Vibram rubber. I didn't wear the Teslas out into the world to gauge performance on real surfaces, but the Tesla rubber feels a little slippery to the touch. The Tesla has a removable insert and standard shoe insole (reminds me of Inov-8 Bare-X Lite 150), rather than the VG which has no insert and an insole designed for the shoe to be worn sockless.

Here are more pics:

I returned my Tesla BareTrek 30 Minimalist shoes because I ordered a size too big, based on recommendations in amazon reviews.

Compared to Merrell Vapor Glove specifically, the "order 1 size larger" seems like good advice. I go down a size in the Vapor Glove to prevent shoes of clown shoe length.

However, compared to all of my other shoes, my normal shoe size (or just going up a half size) seems like it would be just fine in the Teslas. So... the same size as my Inov-8 and most Altra Zero Drop shoes, perhaps up a half size from Topo Athletic, Merrell Bare Access, and Skora.

If I decide to re-order a Tesla BareTrek in the proper size, I will be sure to post a review.
Tesla BareTrek 30 Minimalist shoe | 0 comments | Create New Account

The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.

User Functions



thatlinuxbox.com is the home of Dan Stoner's Personal Blog, Photos, and More (opinions, rants, techno-babble, and possibly a few useful tidbits of knowledge).

Questions or Comments about this site? Contact danstoner _ at _ gmail.com.

RSS Feed for this blog

Other places to find me on the web:




Support This Site

If you like something that you find on this site, please consider making a purchase through one of the links below or sending me an item from my Amazon Wish List.

The Clymb

Awesome VPS hosting by Linode.com