Xero Shoes Forza Trainer

Xero Shoes Forza Trainer Men

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  • Barefoot, minimalist shoe with focus on staying connected to feet
  • Midfoot strap that wraps around heel for extra security
  • Durable rubber outsole
  • Molded sidewall for more lateral stability
  • Moisture-wicking upper
  • Optional 2 mm insert for additional cushion
  • Zero heel-toe drop
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In-Depth Review

Xero Shoes Forza Trainer Review 2024: A Lifter’s Barefoot Shoe?

Xero Shoes Forza Trainer Review 2024: A Lifter’s Barefoot Shoe?

A minimalist shoe that’s good for lifting? Check out our thoughts on the latest barefoot shoe in our Xero Shoes Forza Trainer review. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Heel strap keeps foot secure
  • Supportive for cross-training
  • Molded sidewall
  • Flat sole ideal for deadlifting
  • 2-year warranty
  • Wide toe box
What needs improvement ...
  • Won’t appeal to those used to lifting with a raised heel
  • Thin shoe laces
  • Short velcro strap

Product Summary



8.7 oz (men’s size 9)

Heel-to-Toe Drop

0 MM


Midfoot strap, molded sidewall, grippy tread, moisture wicking


2 Years

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      The Xero Shoes Forza Trainers are a unique barefoot shoe that emphasizes staying connected with the foot. With a midfoot strap that also tightens the heel, you’ll stay very connected through dynamic movements as well as heavy lifting. These bootie-style shoes are minimal, providing limited support and a zero heel-toe drop.