At the end of 2011 Inov-8 added the Bare-X to their lineup. The Bare-X line was Inov-8’s first official entry into the minimalist running shoe market. Inov-8 took what they had learned over years of making great trail shoes and developed something that was, light, flat, and provided an anatomical fit. The Bare-X was embraced by both the minimalist running community and the Cross-fit world alike. When I was offered the opportunity to test the Bare-X 200, I jumped at the chance. From what I had read about the shoe, it sounded like a shoe I would like... the only question that remained was how would it test?