I loved them as a minimal shoe for transitioning. Had a slight heal to toe drop so were not zero drop if thats what your looking for. They laced up real tight but comfortable, and were really light.
The one major problem was this shoe sole does not last very long at all, and once it starts to wear down it gets real slick, and you loose a lot of traction.
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Overall they are a decent minimalist shoe but definitely not the best. For someone transitioning to a lower heel drop these would be okay, but for anyone who is used to running in a zero drop shoe the heel would be very noticeable. I liked how they were lightweight. Personally I thought the toe box wasn't wide enough. It constricts my toes more than I would like, and doesn't allow them to splay out. Removing the insole helped a little bit but I would still prefer a shoe with a wider toe box. There are holes in the bottom to allow for drainage but they also work the opposite way by allowing water in that normally wouldn't get. It doesn't take much water on the road or slushy snow to make your socks wet. I remedied this by cutting a plastic bag into the shape of the shoe and taping it to the bottom of the shoe under the insole. I haven't put enough mileage in on them yet to determine their durability so I can't really comment on that, but so far they have held up pretty well.
A great minimalist shoe if you're not ready for total zero drop, don't like toe shoes, and still want a light shoe.
There is a 4mm heel to toe drop and weighs around 6oz.
There is no support and this shoe is very low to the ground. If you are a beginning minimalist, take it slow because this shoe may fool you into thinking there's more cushion in the midsole than there really is. There are holes in the bottom (for water drainage for Triathlons I think) and rocks may get stuck in there. This can be a pain, but eventually the rocks get lodged in in such a way that they plug up the holes and become part of the shoe.
This shoe can have durability issues if you use it only on roads. It is a road racing shoe and the little black triangles on the bottom will come off quickly once you get past 250-300 miles.
This was my first full time minimalist running shoe, and I still love it. I tend to use it more for road races and workouts now.
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