As the market for minimalist footwear continues to grow (and boy, it just keeps growing!), I am starting to think about revisiting the standards we set on this site for the footwear we review and list in the directory.
In the past, when there was less selection, I was willing to make some compromises. The first one I would like to tackle - and sticks out in my mind the most right now - is heel rise (or "drop", depending on your perspective). Up until this point, I have made some allowance for a little heel rise provided it was only a few mm (the upper end being 5 or 6mm). I am wondering if it is time to get a little more purist about this and say that we will only list and review zero-drop shoes?
What do you think? Is a 5mm shoe still minimalist enough for you? Or should we be setting the bar higher and go with only zero?