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- ASIN: B00E3CGVGI
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 22, 2013
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Just a little background: I'm very active. Run just about everyday, workout 5 days a week. Shoes have held up. Easy clean, easy dry, easy maintenance shoe. I've run with them in the rain. It's been a few months now and the shoes are still great. I've washed them twice already and they dry quickly just by allowing them to sit on the porch.
Love these shoes!
*Obviously very lightweight. Doubles as an excellent shoe for road racing speed drills.
*Excellent traction through entire foot strike
*The tread is grippy without picking up rocks and pepples
*Fully lined and can be worn without socks very comfortably
*Breathable and cool
Cons (if you can call them that):
*We're not fooling anyone here. No socks = stinky feets
*A little pricy. I scored mine on sale.
*I've worn them about 4 weeks and the tread is already wearing down quickly on my heavier strike zones.
As with any new running shoe, you have to ease into this as well. Starting with short runs will minimize blisters until you get used to it.
Full disclosure--I haven't run/jogged in these yet, but I did do some basic calisthenic warmup activities and they feel great. Just the right amount of cushion to absorb some shock while still allowing me to maximize the full stability/balance power of my actual feet. Plus the soles are really grippy. I'm really excited to take these out for a spin this afternoon.
Regarding the sizing: I read TONS of reviews of this and the WT10 noting that these run pretty small. I wear between 8-8.5 street/dress shoe but have always worn 9s in athletic shoes to make space for swelling feet (and to help keep my feet cool). So I ordered these in a 9. I have about a thumbnail's width between my big toe and the end of the shoe without socks (I anticipate wearing socks with these through the winter, though I'm now sockless and feeling cozy). This feels like the right length for me--no rubbing at the end, a comfortable width (B), and room for socks and/or the usual swelling that comes with warm active feet.
You will not regret these shoes--just make sure you read up on how to ease into a minimalist shoe if this is your first. Hoping to find these on a flash sale somewhere so I can purchase a backup pair.
Here's how my story begins. I wanted new, cool, lightweight sneakers to take with me on the German GAPP exchange I lead this past summer. My rational: If I was being forced to chaperone 10 teenagers abroad all alone, I could justify new kicks yet again (I go through this same shoe-buying process every time I'm about to go on this exchange....so every other year!). When I first investigated my shoe options and discovered these online, I was wary. The price was high, and I'd never tried on a minimalist shoe before. Also, I have a terrible back. As the "randomly-goes-out-on-me-whenever-it feels-like-it-and-I-can't-walk-anymore" kind of back (3 bad lower lumbar disks - 1 has oozed out and sits right on a nerve = bane of my existence). Given these factors and the amount of walking we do abroad (TONS), I didn't want to (and couldn't afford to) invest, yet again, in another pair of shoes that'd end up being mere luggage decor.
Long story short, I did A LOT of research regarding this shoe compared to others, and in the end, I kept coming back to the Minimus silver/purple runners, because they are so pretty (yes, aesthetics in a shoe counts for me), and they continuously get fab reviews. Thus, after hemming and hawing for about a week, I up and ordered them, hoping for the best.
Low and behold - I was not disappointed - not disappointed in the least!! I wore these suckers with gusto abroad, and I've been blazing trails with them in the good ol' Midwest ever since.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good, comfy running shoes - though I also wear these for whatever other workouts I do. The minimalist sole is great for someone as flat-footed as myself, and they make running a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by insomkneeack
Best shoes I've ever owned! I wish they still made this version and in other colors! They feel so comfortable and lightweight. The design is brilliant!Published 4 months ago by Softaz
Just great. Wonderfully comfortable and supportive. nice to have a shoe that has such a low-profile and doesn't feel clunky. Has enough cushion to not feel like your barefoot.Published 5 months ago by gigihonee
I love these shoes! I work 8 and 12 hour shifts as an RN. I feet hardly ever feel achy after working when I wear these shoes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marianna
My most favorite shoes ever! I fell in love with the color, and they are SO comfortable to run in. I can spend all day in them, walk for hours, run longer distances (12+ miles),... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jillian D
These are fantastic trail running shoes and comfortable for all day wear out and about. I wore them in a competitive trail race and didn't even notice them. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Erin M
Love the grip & minimal ride, but got blisters on my big toe & ball of left foot & right pinky toe. Not quite roomy enough in the toe box. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christy Stevenson