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Notice: As many of you know, the demand for minimalist shoes (and our product) has dropped considerably over the past 18 months. So after 3 years we are shutting down our operation. We thank everyone for their support. We will continue to make Sole Armor on a custom basis. Please message us on Facebook ( if you would like a custom pair of Sole Armor!

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Welcome to Steep Canyon Running! We manufacture and sell the world's only insert-able rock plate for minimalist shoes. Never sacrifice your feet again on those rocky trails!

Sole Armor is made for

  • Any shoe (minimalist or not) that need additional rock protection - models for Vibram Five Fingers and standard shoes
  • Trail runners, hikers, and fast packers looking to "beef up" their shoes for that long rocky trail
  • Minimalist trail runners who want to run with confidence and speed through rocky trails
  • Runners and hikers who want rock plate protection that can be easily carried and quickly inserted or removed from their shoes

 Sole Armor is lightweight, thin, and flexible and will not compromise the feel of your minimalist or non-minimal shoes!

Check out the reviews on Sole Armor!:


Trail Runner Magazine Review

Outdoor Kinetics Review

Barefoot Runners Society Review

Barefoot Inclined Review





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Sole Armor material is sourced from US Companies and the final product is manufactured in the USA!