Deciding on what running shoe you should buy is no simple task. Do you go with the classic runner? A gel infused sole? A lace free slip-on? Or how about going barefoot? Most sports professionals agree that running barefoot has its advantages if done correctly. However, if you live in the city, the idea of putting your bare toes on the pavement is enough to warrant a double cringe. So to simulate the feel of running shoe-free, we’ve rounded up six almost-naked options to help you transition to toe-wriggling freedom without worrying about catching chewed gum at your heels. Jump ahead for our six best bets!