We follow a strict definition of minimalist shoes based on scientific research: "Footwear providing minimal interference with the natural movement of the foot due to its high flexibility, low heel-to-toe drop, low weight and stack height, and the absence of motion control and stability devices". Thanks to the cooperation of scientists and traditional craftsmen we produced Tadeevo shoes which display all those unique properties.
We approach the question of flexibility very rigidly. After months of testing of various shoe constructions and materials, we can assert (without any false modesty) that our Tadeevos are probably the most flexible minimalist shoes.
Minimalist Tadeevo shoes have ultimate high flexibility in both axes (torsion and bending).
Zero means literally "0". There is exactly zero heel-to-toe drop.
The sole is flexible and thin. 5 mm durable stack is just enough to protect your foot from "residual anthropogenic elements of the ground" (glass or sharp metal to put it simply).
Yes – rather than designing shoes in the shape of an intercontinental missile we went for the natural shape and likeness of the human foot. There is enough wide space for your toes.
Your foot needs to breath. The upper sole of the Tadeevo is made of durable breathable mesh. Moreover shoes are lightweight - the weight of one shoe is 180 grams (6,3 oz).
Obviously Tadeevo shoes have no artificial system of stabilization. It also allows us to keep simple minimalistic design.