Semi-nude runners (like me) have been excited about the New Balance Minimus for a while now. These are supposed to be as barefoot as the VFFs but with a little more protection. They’re obviously not five-fingered but they’re “closer to barefoot” and look quite light and comfortable.
We covered these things a few months ago and they should be arriving in stores this spring, which is a while to wait, obviously.
Bonus – BirthdayShoes pointed us to a video of a dirty hippy (really ultramarathoner Anton Krupicka) wearing the shoes. Video after the jump.