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Testimonials & Customer Reviews 2020

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I LOVE these shoes so much! I order a half size larger to compensate for some nerve damage in my right foot, and I didn't need to! They are amazingly cute and comfortable and I will be buying more as gifts (and probably a few more for myself;). I wish you made boots.. Dec. 2020
Testimonial on Urban Trekker Sepia

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I am the proud owner of two pair of SOM shoes (Briquette and Urban Trekker)  and I’ve recommended at least one person who purchased a pair. They are my go to shoes for most of my time. Also, I have a pair that I use for practicing tai chi—-a perfect match! I love my SOMs!! Quality, durability, style—all great features.
R.S. of Buffalo NY, Nov. 2020

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I love my Trailheads. These were purchased last July 2020. They are the best fit of any shoes I have worn including New Balance and Xero. I will be purchasing another pair as soon as these wear out. I especially like that I can wash* them in the kitchen sink with dish soap and a dish brush.
M.R. of Weed, CA, Nov. 2020
 
*Note from SOM: you can also wash them in washing machine, cold water and soft soap. Let them dry in the shade, no direct heat.

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I wish I had something more interesting to report but all I can say is, I love them! I really wasn't sure what to expect and I've been very pleasantly surprised. I'm the guy that ends up trying on half the shoes in a store before finding something that my feet approve of so I never thought ordering shoes online would work out. I lean toward a larger toe box so I was hopeful the SOMs would work, and they did! Keep up the good (American made) work!
M.L. of Reno Nevada, Nov. 2020

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I haven't worn any of my other shoes since July

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I LOVE THEM (Trailhead)!  I haven't worn any of my other shoes since I got the SOMS (in July). I preach them to all my friends. Gonna purchase another pair (sepia) L.C. of Sacramento CA Nov. 2020

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I really like them (Trailhead TH2Blue) a lot. I have not ran many miles in them yet mostly shorter mileage. I hope to transition to them being my main training shoe. The SOM are so versatile and I love minimal shoes. I tell everyone about them!
B.S. of Hays KS Nov. 2020 

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I really like my new Som footwear!  I have a foot issue and love that the toe box is more normally shaped, and that the sole is flat and flexible, no rise in the heel or toe.
E.C. of Stamford CT Nov. 2020

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These are my @somfootwear cardio shoes. I've had them almost 19 months.
Best I can figure they have 2736 miles dedicated miles on them.. not counting gym time, solely cardio, but I seriously wear them everywhere. They are hands down the best shoes I've ever owned. Finally retiring them. Love they are made in Colorado not too fare where I live.
S.K. of Golden, CO Nov. 2020
 19 months of hard cardio workout Finally retiring them after 19 months of pure love

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As before, the shoes are great. Wife loves her sumptuous reds and admires my Norwood classic.
L.H. of Wheeling, West Virginia Oct. 2020

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When a family has happy feet!

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I would like you all to know that I am beyond happy with my SOM shoes and feel that they are a great choice for strength training! A popular shoe with power-lifters and strength athletes is a certain old school canvas shoe with a flat sole and rubber toe cap originally made in the 1920’s by a Midwest basketball star. I love the idea of that shoe but they squeeze the heck out of my toes and, consequently, throw my balance and form off while performing big lifts. Your shoe has allowed me to improve my stability and is the next best I have found to walking around barefoot at the gym which is against the rules and kind of gross. I am thrilled with my SOMs and have stopped declaring in frustration that I hate shoes! Thanks so much!

L.C. of Portland, OR Sept. 2020

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My SOMs and Billy Brand are by far my favorites and the only ones I wear.

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I celebrate my shoes [Urban Trekker] daily. It is either SOM or barefoot and the difference is small. 

I bought my shoes as the next logical step in rehabbing an ancient injury. My progress has been remarkable, as anticipated. The unanticipated consequence is the enlivening and strengthening of the uninjured foot! It is almost like another hand in flexibility and strength. Yeeha! I will be in for a summer pair soon. Thanks for your job well done!
S. W. of Montrose, CO
June 2020

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Testimonial on SOM Footwear Norwood Shoes
C.C. of Mount Vernon, Washington June 2020

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Hello. We love our SOMs [a Camo and a Trailhead] and always recommend them to our friends. We use them primarily for walking. Before the COVID19 lockdown I wore mine at the gym, as well. My husband is looking forward to wearing his when he goes hiking later this summer. They are extremely comfortable and durable. They still look new. [after 4 months] Due to the lockdown I only take walks in the neighborhood—always on concrete, and my legs tire if I wear the SOMs all day. Otherwise I would wear them sun up till sun down!

S.B. of Grand Junction, CO May 2020

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I just received my second pair of the Trailhead model today and again I am impressed by the overall build quality! I originally had the v1 and now have the v2 and I am really happy with the changes and improvements you made to the upper part of the shoe! Thank you for making such a quality product consistently. These shoes have really improved my overall ability since my back surgeries and military retirement.  E.B. of Rogers, AR March 2020

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March 2020

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I recently purchased these shoes (Norwood) and love them.  They are so comfortable. I had an injury five years ago that severely affected the the nerves in my right foot.  I have struggled to find footwear that feels comfortable. I have also noticed the minimalist design has helped to increase the strength in my foot; coupled with the Correct Toes, I have found a great combination.  Thank you.  I will definitely buy another pair in the future.

 R.B. of Brighton Colorado, March 2020

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A testimonial for SOM Shoes from Grand Junction Colorado

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5 star rating YELP

I'm a native Floridian. I grew up in flip-flops, and as a fishing guide for 20 years I went barefoot most of the time. These are the best shoes I've ever worn. Not too hot, and every digit has ample room to spread for maximum balance. The real reason I'm posting this review is to thank SOM for building a tough shoe. Today as I was talking through the woods with my family I was speared by a dry branch. It hit the toe of the shoe then went up and over it. About four inches of it was lodged under the side flap and against the tongue. It never touched my flesh and the dust from the impact wiped away without a trace. Had I been wearing my flops I'd have been in serious trouble. My hat is tipped to you, SOM. Thanks,

J.J. of Nokomis, FL

March 2020

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I am loving my SOMs. I have worn them pretty much every day that it's not raining. Have found them perfectly comfortable for light workouts. Only downside is that my kids want to wear them...

E.E. of Ellendale, DE
February 2020

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Omg! I ADORE these shoes. I’ve had foot pain for years and have tried all the fancy shoes with arch support, pronation stability, orthotics (soft and hard) and nothing like that helped. After just a few days in these shoes, my foot pain is GONE! Seriously! My only complaint is that they retain foot humidity a bit... I appreciate they’re water resistant so I’m ok with it. I plan to get another pair that are more breathable (canvas) for the summer. Thank you - I’m thrilled with my new SOMs!!!
D.D. of Sleepy Hollow, NY
February 2020

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Made in Colorado Active sneaker!

I love my SOMs. I wear them pretty much every day, and I'm constantly praising them. I love that they are made locally (here in CO), and that they're so durable! I ride a bike and walk a fair amount every day, and that usually wears out sneakers quickly -- many pairs of my shoes look spent after a half year. My SOMs are holding up beautifully. I bought them because I was looking for a way to reduce the amount of waste I create from constantly disposing of shoes. I like that these will be resoleable when the time comes -- the upper (and soles) are wearing very well. I also love that the SuperFabric is waterproof for days when it's wet outside. Everything about the shoes is well thought out and executed. I'm hoping to hold on to these for a long time.
S.C. of Denver, CO
February 2020

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