Great if you are a fore/mid foot striker
Verified Buyer Reviewed by UrbMtnGirl from Longmont, CO on Monday, December 24, 2012
These minimalist shoes are great for trail running on semi-rugged trails with some rocks and stumps as long as you don't mind feeling a bit of the trail. If you like really cushy running shoes, they are not for you. I have another pair of New Balance minimalist shoes with Vibram soles that I also really like, but those have less protection on the forefoot so ideally they would make trail runners with Vibram soles AND a forefoot plate to protect against sharp rocks on trails. Both pairs are super light. The sizing for this shoe is the same as for my other pair -- in normal walking shoes I wear size 7 and I wear size 8 in most running shoes including these New Balance trail runners.