Merrell Men's Trail Glove Running Shoe
I picked these up with CrossFit in mind. I loved how close to the ground your feet are and how flexible they are. I wore them on a trip to Boston where we walked every day and they remained comfortable the entire time. The zero-drop nature of the shoe is great for Olympic style lifting. If you take up running in these your calves and feet will get nice and sore until you get used to using those extra muscles that you don't in an over-padded shoe. My only complaint was when doing tons of box jumps on a concrete surface I developed deep bruising in my feet due to the lack of cushioning. I suppose I got what I asked for with that, though.
March 19, 2012