I am not affiliated with ZemGear in any way. I do have some experience with their footwear and plan to be putting them through the paces with regards to running. With that said, I think it is important to keep in mind that the current offerings of ZemGear were designed as a beach shoe, not a runner. This site is not a barefoot minimalist running specific site but a minimalist shoe site in general. Different minimalist shoes have different applications or purposes, and it may be helpful to review them in that light... just saying.