Hi everyone. I'm Chris from the SouthEast (currently outside Atlanta but relocating to Asheville). I have been in to minimalist footwear for a few years now and wear it almost exclusively. I'm a hiker, backpacker, and runner amongst other things, and know Damien through Backpacking Light. My current favorite minimalist shoes are a pair of Soft Star Roos with the T-Rex sole. I'm currently running in the Inov-8 F-Lite 240 and plan to use those for hiking/backpacking as well, but I'm really looking forward to trying out the Altra line.