By Francis Gadayan
Although there is still no specific definition for a minimalist running shoe, the basic idea is that the shoe should be light, durable, and structured to generally mimic the experience of everyday barefoot running.
Prior to the development of minimalist running specific shoes, minimalist runners would instead have to make due using whatever was the lightest shoe currently on the market. In most cases, this usually meant going on casual runs in racing flats. Even though racing flats are appealing because of there weight, they still have a few features which make them less than an ideal shoe for the minimalist runner.