This quick–drying unlined boot is highly breathable and lightweight: weighing less than 2 lbs a pair.
- Exclusive Vibram® "Tarsus" oil and slip resistant rubber
- Highly breathable unlined leather & nylon upper
- Double & triple stitched seams for enhanced durability
- Padded Achilles support
- 8" height
A true minimalist boot featuring a 2mm "drop" between the heel & forefoot, the Mini–Mil™ is designed specifically for the conditioned warrior athlete currently training in minimalist athletic footwear. "Drop" is referred to as the height differential between heel and mid–sole of a shoe. For years, traditional training shoes have been built with a 12–15mm heel–toe differential. The moderate minimalist shoes typically have a 4-10mm heel-toe drop and zero-drop shoes are generally those that fall in the 0-4mm range.
PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING: If you are wearing the MINI-MiL™ for the first time or have not previously trained in minimalist footwear such as Vibram® FiveFingers, we encourage a very gradual transition as you will be using new muscles in the feet and lower legs. We recommend wearing the MINI-MiL™ for 1-2 hour intervals the first few weeks. Gradually increase usage as your body strengthens and adapts.
New to MINI-MiL™? FAQ
How long will it take for me to transition into wearing the MINI-MiL™?
Depending on the individual, their foot type, and the activities being performed while wearing the MINI-MiL™, the transition period can be anywhere from a couple of weeks to more than a year. As you gradually continue to train in the MINI-MiL™, your muscles will strengthen and become more conditioned to the enhanced foot mechanics developed while wearing the MINI-MiL™. Just be sure to listen to your body and not overdo it.
Is it normal for my feet to hurt after wearing the MINI-MiL™?
If you are not a conditioned minimalist runner who has never trained in minimalist footwear prior to wearing the MINI-MiL™, an adjustment period is normal at first as your feet and lower legs increase strength and mobility. Transition slowly to build strength on your lower legs and feet and within a couple weeks, any discomfort experienced should gradually decrease.
I wear orthotics. Can I still wear the MINI-MiL™?
Minimalist footwear is designed to promote better foot mechanics naturally; therefore, is meant to be worn directly against the sole of your foot as if you were moving barefoot. An orthotic is an assertive device to support your foot's function and help you compensate for any biological aberrations. Attempting to utilize an orthotic with the MINI-MiL™ would basically defeat its purpose.
Did You Know......
A very common misspelling of Belleville boots are: bellville boots. Belleville is a place in Illinois where the Belleville Boot company headquarters manages boot production for military personnel all over the world!
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