New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail

What is this?

A pair of minimal running shoes with a wide toe base.

Why did I buy it?

It dawned on me that I was wearing uncomfortable shoes and needed to change that. A friend of mine suggested I check out the Minimus shoes which have a super thin sole and a wider area for your toes to move around. These two features combine to allow you to feel more connected to the ground while you walk. (And walk is all I did with these - FYI.)

I enjoyed how light these shoes are, but after many months of use on the NYC concrete I can't recommend them for daily use due to the non-existent sole.  You forget how unforgiving the city streets are until the thin piece of rubber between you and it nearly disappears.