I use to run with trainers, now I have decided to run bare feet and it feels liberating and when I run on the tar I feel like my feet are getting reflexology for free. Vibram five finger shoes are very expensive in South Africa and I don't see the point of them. Minimal running to me is like you can't decide if you want to run with shoes or if you want to run bare feet. If I wanted to run with trainers again I can get a cheap pair of trainers for a lot cheaper than vibram five fingers. Is the reason people run with vibram five fingers is that they have a lot broken bottles in the road where they live? Are they worried about getting their feet dirty or do they think bare feet running make their feet hard and horrible?(Bare feet running doesn't do this if you look after your feet) Why run with vibram five fingers shoes, why not just run bare feet? I personally don't see the difference between running with trainers and running with a pair of vibram five finger shoes, your feet are still closed up/trapped in shoes. I have to wear shoes all day for work, so when I run once a week bare feet, it feels so liberating.