[quote]on edge wrote:
I first got Nike Free’s Trainers and when I wore those out I got the NB minimus MT20v2 about last semester. I really enjoyed the thin sole for walking around in general and being able to better feel the floor/platform when squatting or leg pressing. Bad thing is that they started falling apart halfway through the semester and will need to replace them soon. I wouldn’t want to go back to a thicker sole or go for vibram 5 fingers either.
I’m wearing a pair of Minimus MT20something right now. I’m very happy with them. I only have two minor complaints. They do seem to be wearing out a little too fast and they are a bit slippery, even on concrete.
I got a pair of Merrell’s for Christmas and I’m disappointed. While they have the Vibram sole they also have a bit of arch support and my plantar fascia hates arch support. I’d say if you’ve been happy with the Minimus, stick with them.
I’d like to add, I have a pair of Merrell casual dress “barefoot” shoes and they are fantastic, so not all Merrell Barefoot are bad.[/quote]
Pretty interesting, I check out the shoe store yesterday and they have the same version but now with a leather upper which should last longer.