Men's Minimalist/Transitional Running Shoes

Shop our selection of performance running shoes, including products from New Balance, Brooks, Asics, Saucony, Merrell, Inov8, Topo, Altra, Nike, and more to come. 

If you are unsure about the type of footwear you should be using for your activity regimen, you can visit either of our 2 Ottawa based stores to have a proper fitting consultation with one of our trained Fit Specialists. 

**Online inventory levels are not necessarily reflective of our stores' stock levels. If you would like to make a product inquiry at one of our locations, please contact us by phone or social media for in-store details

Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4

Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4

Regular price $119.99

Brand: Merrell

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 6oz

SKU: J50395

Features:

  • Cordura® mesh and TPU upper
  • Hyperlock™ TPU film heel counter for security
  • Barefoot shape, with a glove-like fit
  • Durable Vibram rubber outsole for increased traction
  • Breathable mesh lining
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance 40 v.1

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $109.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 10.2oz

SKU: MX40RB1

Staff Picks: Nathan

  • Best Crossfit shoe that no one is talking about
  • Vibram outsole is great for durability and grip
  • More flexible than most of the competitor models (Metcon and Nano)
  • Available in widths

Features:

  • External heel clip
  • No-sew overlays
  • Lower offset combined with a firm EVA midsole creates a more stable platform
  • Synthetic/mesh upper with TPU reinforcement
  • Vibram® outsole for superior traction and durability
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance 40 v.1

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $109.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 10.2oz

SKU: MX40BB1

Staff Picks: Nathan

  • Best Crossfit shoe that no one is talking about
  • Vibram outsole is great for durability and grip
  • More flexible than most of the competitor models (Metcon and Nano)
  • Available in widths

Features:

  • External heel clip
  • No-sew overlays
  • Lower offset combined with a firm EVA midsole creates a more stable platform
  • Synthetic/mesh upper with TPU reinforcement
  • Vibram® outsole for superior traction and durability
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1

Regular price $149.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 7.4oz

SKU: MT10SB

Features:

  • Vibram® outsole with flex grooves
  • Premium performance foam provides lightweight support
  • Midfoot wrap helps your foot stay in place
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7

Regular price $129.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 6.8oz

SKU: MX20MG7

Features:

  • New knit upper is constructed with nylon-infused yarn that form a barrier around the foot for superior protection and lateral support
  • Monomesh windows help increase ventilation
  • Asymmetrical collar made of molded foam offers a more natural fit
  • One-piece Vibram® outsole to provide the reliable traction and ground feel you need to maintain a natural stance during strength training
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 40 v.1

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $109.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 10.2oz

SKU: MX40BB1

Staff Picks: Nathan

  • Best Crossfit shoe that no one is talking about
  • Vibram outsole is great for durability and grip
  • More flexible than most of the competitor models (Metcon and Nano)
  • Available in widths

Features:

  • External heel clip
  • No-sew overlays
  • Lower offset combined with a firm EVA midsole creates a more stable platform
  • Synthetic/mesh upper with TPU reinforcement
  • Vibram® outsole for superior traction and durability
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Prevail

Regular price $149.99

Brand: New Balance

Support level: Neutral, natural movement

Shoe type: X-training, HIIT, Crossfit, general weightlifting 

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 10oz

SKU: MXMPL1

Features:

  • Asym collar with molded foam allows for a more natural heel fit
  • Engineered Knit
  • External TPU Heel Counter to increase the stability during your run
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $99.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight trainer, speed shoe

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 7.3oz

SKU: MZANPDO

Features:

  • Bootie construction for a custom like fit
  • Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride
  • No-sew material application
  • Hypoknit
  • Translucent rubber
Men's New Balance Zante v.4 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante v.4 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante v.4 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante v.4 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante v.4 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante v.4 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Zante v.4

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $89.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, cushion focused

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 8.6oz

SKU: MZANTBY4

Features:

  • More mesh for a more breathable, summer-ready feel
  • Fresh Foam midsole cushioning
  • HypoSkin upper that adapts to the shape of the foot for a flexible and natural movement
  • No-sew material application
  • Bootie construction
Men's ON Cloud X - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's ON Cloud X

Regular price $169.99

Brand: ON Running

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, speed

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 8.0oz

SKU: 20.4005

Features:

  • Highly adaptive rubber Cloud elements cushion both vertical and horizontal forces for a soft landing and start getting you ready to move forward
  • As you strike the ground, the Cloud elements lock firm to form a solid foundation for natural, powerful propulsion
  • Zero-Gravity Foam offers the ultimate in ultralight
  • Advanced abrasion pads ensure superior grip and adds longevity to lightweight
Men's ON Cloudflow - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's ON Cloudflow

Regular price $169.99 Sale price $129.98

Brand: ON Running

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, speed

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 8.2oz

SKU: 15.4005

Features:

  • Highly adaptive rubber Cloud elements cushion both vertical and horizontal forces for a soft landing and start getting you ready to move forward
  • As you strike the ground, the Cloud elements lock firm to form a solid foundation for natural, powerful propulsion
  • Zero-Gravity Foam offers the ultimate in ultralight
  • Advanced abrasion pads ensure superior grip and adds longevity to lightweight
Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Saucony Fastwitch 9

Regular price $139.99

Brand: Saucony

Support level: Mild Stability

Shoe type: Road running, competition, racing flat

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 7oz

SKU: S29053-1

Features:

  • FLEXFILM upper is lightweight and supportive
  • Engineered air mesh upper that combines breathability and support
  • SSL EVA compression molded midsole for lightweight responsiveness
  • PWRTRAC Rubber outsole provides 3x better traction than standard rubber
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Saucony Kinvara 10

Regular price $139.99

Brand: Saucony

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, natural movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 7.8oz

SKU: S10467-3

Features:

  • EVERUNTM Topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning
  • Minimal upper design for a superior lightweight fit
  • EVA + midsole reduces weight by minimizing outsole rubber, while still maintaining durability
  • FORMFIT performance contoured footbed
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Saucony Kinvara 10

Regular price $139.99

Brand: Saucony

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimalist transitional, racing

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 7.8oz

SKU: S20467-2

Features:

  • EVERUNTM topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • EVA + midsole
  • Engineered mesh
  • FORMFIT performance contoured footbed
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Kinvara 10 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Saucony Kinvara 10

Regular price $139.99

Brand: Saucony

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimalist transitional, racing

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 7.8oz

SKU: S20467-37

Features:

  • EVERUNTM topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • EVA + midsole
  • Engineered mesh
  • FORMFIT performance contoured footbed
Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide) - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide) - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide) - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide) - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide) - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide) - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Saucony Peregrine ISO 2E (Wide)

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $99.98

Brand: Saucony

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Trail running, transitional/minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 10.5oz

SKU: S20484-1

Features

  • Award-winning Peregrine now incorporates ISOFIT construction that adapts to your foot as you navigate any surface
  • EVERUNTM topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • PWRFOAM midsole for a smooth ride and added rebound
  • PWRTRAC outsole for optimal grip and traction across multiple surfaces
  • ISOFIT dynamic upper
  • Runner's World Editor's Choice Award
Men's Topo Magnifly 2
Men's Topo Magnifly 2
Men's Topo Magnifly 2
Men's Topo Magnifly 2
Men's Topo Magnifly 2
Men's Topo Magnifly 2

Men's Topo Magnifly 2

Regular price $169.99 Sale price $109.97

Brand: Topo 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 10oz

SKU: M021 SLT

Features:

  • Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably
  • 2-density injected EVA midsole
  • Softer near the foot for cushioning and comfort, firmer and snappier on the bottom layer for propulsion and response
Men's Topo Runventure
Men's Topo Runventure
Men's Topo Runventure
Men's Topo Runventure
Men's Topo Runventure
Men's Topo Runventure

Men's Topo Runventure

Regular price $169.99

Brand: Topo 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 9.2oz

SKU: M022-GRERED

Features:

  • Anatomical toe box allows the foot to splay naturally
  • Lightweight, breathable upper
  • Flexible ESS rock plate protects against stone bruising caused by sharp rocks and roots
  • Relaxed elastane heel for a more natural feel
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2

Men's Topo ST-2

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $109.99

Brand: Topo

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 0 mm

Weight: 6.9oz

SKU: 17M174

Features:

  • 16mm stack, 0-drop platform is perfect for speedwork, tempo runs, and gym work
  • Rubber outsole pods are strategically placed to enhance traction and durability where it matters
  • Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2
Men's Topo ST-2

Men's Topo ST-2

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $109.99

Brand: Topo

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 0 mm

Weight: 6.9oz

SKU: 16M171

Features:

  • 16mm stack, 0-drop platform is perfect for speedwork, tempo runs, and gym work
  • Rubber outsole pods are strategically placed to enhance traction and durability where it matters
  • Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably
Men's Topo ST-3
Men's Topo ST-3
Men's Topo ST-3
Men's Topo ST-3
Men's Topo ST-3
Men's Topo ST-3

Men's Topo ST-3

Regular price $149.99 Sale price $119.99

Brand: Topo

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 0 mm

Weight: 6.1oz

SKU: M026

Features:

  • 16mm stack, 0-drop platform is perfect for speedwork, tempo runs, and gym work
  • Rubber outsole pods are strategically placed to enhance traction and durability where it matters
  • Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably
Men's Topo Terraventure - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Topo Terraventure - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Topo Terraventure - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Topo Terraventure - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Topo Terraventure - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Topo Terraventure - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Topo Terraventure

Regular price $159.99 Sale price $139.98

Brand: Topo 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 3mm

Weight (approximate): 10.4oz

SKU: 16M181

Features:

  • Flexible forefoot rock plate protects the foot from stone-bruising
  • Ghillie lacing system and fully gusseted tongue ensure a secure and comfortable mid-foot fit
  • Aggressive lug design to provide better traction and durability
  • Anatomical toe box allows the foot to splay naturally
  • Lightweight, breathable upper
Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Unisex F-Lite 230 v.2

Regular price $159.99

Brand: Inov8

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: X-training, natural movement

Offset (drop) level: 3mm

Weight (approximate): 8.1oz

SKU: 000814 BKGU

Features:

  • UNIZEX SIZING - Convert 1.5 sizes up for women's size ex. men's 8 = women's 9.5
  • Gum Rubber Outsole - Distinctive gum outsole composed of inov-8's patented sticky rubber compound delivers superb traction across all workouts
  • The F-LITE 230 is designed to move with your foot, allowing you to adapt, react and grip
  • A new Cordura mesh upper with TPU guarantees superb durability, while ROPE-TEC technology and a reinforced toe bumper ensure high levels of protection during floor work
  • EXTEROFLOW midsole delivers maximum shock absorption and protection. Coupled with an EVA strobel board, you can move at speed without losing out on comfort.
Unisex Inov8 F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex Inov8 F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex Inov8 F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Unisex Inov8 F-Lite 230 v.2 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Unisex Inov8 F-Lite 230 v.2

Regular price $159.99

Brand: Inov8

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: X-training, natural movement

Offset (drop) level: 3mm

Weight (approximate): 8.1oz

SKU: 000814 BKWH

Features:

  • UNIZEX SIZING - Convert 1.5 sizes up for women's size ex. men's 8 = women's 9.5
  • Graphene Grip - Designed to move with your foot, allowing you to adapt, react and grip. Perfect for running, skipping and bodyweight workouts
  • The F-LITE 230 is designed to move with your foot, allowing you to adapt, react and grip
  • A new Cordura mesh upper with TPU guarantees superb durability, while ROPE-TEC technology and a reinforced toe bumper ensure high levels of protection during floor work
  • EXTEROFLOW midsole delivers maximum shock absorption and protection. Coupled with an EVA strobel board, you can move at speed without losing out on comfort.