I haven't tried these ever (or any other Merrell shoe). I have some Vibram FiveFingers and New Balance Minimus shoes that I love. The five fingers get awkward looks in public so my minimus are my every day shoes. What makes these better though?
Also I totally agree with what you said about starting slowly in minimalist shoes. The first day I transferred from basic running shoes to my five fingers, I ran almost 3 miles on the road around my college and my feet and legs absolutely hated me the next few days.
aint there a fatty lawsuit about them fivefingers...
I bought these a few days ago for $39 and forgot to post. Haven't wore them to run yet but they feel similar to new balance minimus but the toe box feels a bit wider. I do wear a 9.5 and bought the same size and they do feel a bit big. And wearing socks with these shoes is no different than any other shoe. I do prefer to wear the thin vibram socks when I run though.
Would this (type) of shoe be any good for road running? I do probably 75% of my running on-road, so I'm not sure if these would work well..
I have been minimalist running for a couple of years in Merrell Trail Gloves and for me they perform fine on asphalt and sidewalks, where I am primarily running.
This model has a bit more cushion, but I can't see how that would make a difference.
Check the reviews - I'd wager someone with more knowledge than me discusses it.
Last edited by hotgrits; 08-19-2014 at 09:41 PM..
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