Barefoot-style Shoe Buying Guide: Exclusive Report Choosing Your Pair Of Minimalist Running Shoes 2012 Edition 2012 is certainly heating up to be another banner year for minimalist running shoes. For the past two years, I've been on a journey to search for the perfect minimal shoe for myself. Fortunately, I've been able to wear-test almost every pair of barefoot-style running shoe on the planet. My bare feet have tested more minimalist running shoes in every sub-category (road, trail, casual, recovery, water, fitness) than Runner's World and Running Times combined - almost 100 to date! In this report, I will share with you the best shoes from each of the barefoot-style shoe category (see below). By narrowing it down to the best shoes I have wear-tested, I hope to save you time, money, and potential injuries from wearing bad shoes. The rest is up to you!