Purely because the name is such a mouthful, we will refer to the Primus Trail FG X Finisterre as the FG X. They come in an attractive Mood Indigo design in both men’s and women’s models, constructed with a ‘less is more’ approach and with a new partnership with Finisterre it is more sustainable than ever. The FG X is a firm ground trail shoe suitable for adventures in the summer, this versatile shoe brings you closer to nature by allowing to feel the earth beneath your feet without the risk of hurting yourself from thorns, sharp stones or broken bottles if you are running around my way. They are constructed from a breathable recycled PET Mesh that lets the air circulate around your feet keeping them cool on those long runs, they are water resistant, so a little bit of spray or rain should be ok but they won’t protect you from fully submerging them in deep puddles for example.

However, if stuff does get seriously soggy or you just can’t help yourself from running through those puddles there are Quick Drain Zones to let the water escape and help them dry out quickly. The soles feature multi-directional 3mm lugs and a high-abrasion, rubber outsole for a firm grip underfoot on moderately wet ground as well as dry and rocky surfaces. The lace-up system features a toggle for quick, secure and non-slip adherence, the laces are very thin and don’t draw in the sides in one move, but after your first fitting, it is only the top that needs pulling together. You can also end up with a fair bit of excess lace which can be tucked into the laces further down the shoe, however this will slow down the process of taking them off. The 3mm performance insole is made with 10% BLOOM which is an algae-based alternative to synthetic and petrochemical EVA and can be removed for an extra sensory experience or leave it in for a little more warmth. There is a patented, ultra-thin, puncture-resistant layer which is five times more puncture resistant than other soles of this thickness. The FG X are highly versatile shoes, you can amp up the contact with the ground by removing the insole, they provide excellent traction and a comfortable, safe barefoot experience whilst going above and beyond to ensure the materials used help protect the environment we love to run in. RRP £125

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4.8 out of 5


Lightweight and breathable

Breathable recycled PET Mesh

Water Resistant and Quick Drain Zones

Firm Ground Sole with 3mm lugs

Sustainable material and animal free

Removable performance insole

Puncture proof layer


Laces don’t smoothly pull the entire shoe together

Excess laces need to be tucked away